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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! Where did you move from? We were in Northern VA for almost 10 yrs before we moved back to PA, my old neighbors think I've lost my mind and my old friends here in PA enjoy my craziness, I think it makes them feel "normal" I am also thinking about adding goats...still researching but my DH seems OK with the idea! I already started planting fruit trees, berry bushes and put in a big garden 2 yrs ago! Love the country life!

    Oh, and we work from home now so I have time to check on the mini "farm" periodically through the day!
     
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  2. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:OK!!!! Now, I'm jealous... I moved from Irwin--only 20 minutes away---but a world of difference. A nice Country setting, yet only 10 minutes from work now. I too have planted 4 blackberry bushes this Fall. I'm also going to plant things that the chickens can munch on. I'm even thinking of growing some meal worms for them...OMG! This is a little nuts coming from the girl who loved to go fishing but could never put the worm on the hook! [​IMG]
     
  3. onlyme8

    onlyme8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:OK!!!! Now, I'm jealous... I moved from Irwin--only 20 minutes away---but a world of difference. A nice Country setting, yet only 10 minutes from work now. I too have planted 4 blackberry bushes this Fall. I'm also going to plant things that the chickens can munch on. I'm even thinking of growing some meal worms for them...OMG! This is a little nuts coming from the girl who loved to go fishing but could never put the worm on the hook! [​IMG]

    I used to live in Irwin, too. Before we moved to Latrobe, we lived in Irwin for like 8 years. [​IMG]
     
  4. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! We'll join in on the song..... Greeeeen Acres is the place to be....
     
  5. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally broke down and started the grains to sprouting!!! I can't wait to see green.....

    Probably should wait until the grass is gone since that was the plan...have the sprouts during the winter months, but I couldn't wait any longer. Besides that, another hen is having a serious molt [​IMG] and I'm hoping this will help her through it. I don't know why my girls are molting so hard. Gabby just about has all her new feathers in now but poor Lynette!!!! She went **poof** 4 days ago and looks so pathetic.

    Since the sprouts have different nutritional values at day 3 and day 4, I staggered the soaking to be able to do both. There's also enough for me to munch. In addition to the oats I soaked mung beans and lentils. yummy, especially with a side of mealies!
     
  6. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:OK!!!! Now, I'm jealous... I moved from Irwin--only 20 minutes away---but a world of difference. A nice Country setting, yet only 10 minutes from work now. I too have planted 4 blackberry bushes this Fall. I'm also going to plant things that the chickens can munch on. I'm even thinking of growing some meal worms for them...OMG! This is a little nuts coming from the girl who loved to go fishing but could never put the worm on the hook! [​IMG]

    I used to live in Irwin, too. Before we moved to Latrobe, we lived in Irwin for like 8 years. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I thought Irwin was a nice town, although the traffic on Clay Pike was insane at times... I'm so blessed to be in the country now. Oh, the dreams I have for this place...only thing is that we don't own the land--- I can't just up and build my mini farmstead.. So, I have to be careful about what I do here. I also must consider the time constraints of the farming projects I want to pursue, because of my job at the hospital. For now, keeping chickens and planting a garden will suffice.....I hope! God help me![​IMG]
     
  7. RtSixtySixChix

    RtSixtySixChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can you share your sprouting technique? That's something I would love to offer my peepers![​IMG]
     
  8. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not too far back in this thread, there is a link and info.... I don't have time right now, but will look it up when I get back home (have an appointment this a.m.)

    For now a quickie...

    soak over night, drain, rinse/swish morning/afternoon/night and drain well each time. I'm using a Mason jar...cut a round section of that plastic needle point stuff for crafts to fit inside the ring for draining. From what I've read...keep in a cool/dark location. Within 3 days you have a great chicken treat!

    oops....gonna be late! Later!
     
  9. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MT, here is the link for sprouting from 3riverschick in Ligonier, prob most info in pgs 22-33 https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=425134&p=29 I got mine at TSC (PlotSpike Forage Oats) Only prob is you have to buy a 50 lb bag. I sent some to hannakat so she didn't have to buy a whole bag, I would be willing to share some with you too!

    hannakat, glad to hear you are "sprouting"! The girls love it!
     
  10. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK!!!! Now, I'm jealous... I moved from Irwin--only 20 minutes away---but a world of difference. A nice Country setting, yet only 10 minutes from work now. I too have planted 4 blackberry bushes this Fall. I'm also going to plant things that the chickens can munch on. I'm even thinking of growing some meal worms for them...OMG! This is a little nuts coming from the girl who loved to go fishing but could never put the worm on the hook! [​IMG]

    We needed a life change so started our our business 6 yrs ago and thankfully it's still keeping us in critter food! We bought 10 acres of land and I am so enjoying getting back to nature!

    and I will join in the song! "Farm livin' is the life for me".
     
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