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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cabincrazyone, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    NE Minnesota
    Hi, Here I am diligently introducing myself. I'm a retired old fart in NE Minnesota. (I'm hoping that's OK to say because I'm seeing "poop" a lot here.) :^) I have a cabin 30 miles away that I can't get enough of in the summer. I love to tinker, so there's always another shed being built, or a new dock, something to do with my hands. The winter is another story. I tinker in the garage ... build bird feeders, doll beds that my daughter sews bedding for and sells, a log couch for the cabin, ... any goofy thing that I feel like.
    The cabin is on a quiet lake near the family homestead where my dad and his family was born and raised. It was a typical small farm with 25 cows, a couple teams of horses, a pig sty, chickens and ducks, vegetable gardens, plumb trees, everything it takes to sustain a family. Even though I grew up in the city, I'm fairly familiar with farm living. We visited "up home" every weekend of my childhood.
    I live in a suburb where chicken raising is legal. Actually it became legal just a couple years ago and I don't know of anyone in my neighborhood doing it, presently. Also, my wife says NO WAY so I have an uphill struggle. Anyway, I thought it can't hurt to get a few million chicken questions answered now that I've found this great site.
    I'll be around, reading and asking questions.
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    NE Minnesota
    Thanks. This site is HUGE! I tinker on a couple small forums where you might get a reply the next day... this one is GREAT!
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I think you will like it here. [​IMG]
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Cabin, welcome from Eastern Wa. It took me ten years to convince my wife we needed chickens. The way she acts now you would think it was her idea. Glad you joined, any fish in that lake?
  7. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
  8. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    NE Minnesota
    Quote:Yes. As Lou Gehrig said, I feel I'm the luckiest man on earth. A half hour drive from home is the small lake where my great grandpa homesteaded and my dad was born and raised. The lake shall remain nameless. It's as quiet as the Boundary Waters, with resident eagles and loons, and good fishing.
    Don't tell any one. :^)
  9. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Oh I am jealous...not really. I have a great place in the country, 7 acres, 2 horses, 11 hens, 3 sons grown or almost grown. No lake though, just a creek. There was a pond close to my house, but the flood we had back in the spring took it out. I am planning on doing some jug fishing this spring...saving milk jugs now. I also love to bream fish in the spring! Good luck convincing your wife...they are great therapy, so good for your mental health, and the eggs taste waaay better than any you buy in a store...and they eat ticks!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

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