Slowly but surely

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by teaton, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. teaton

    teaton Songster

    Apr 10, 2016
    Clarksville, TN
    Hi everyone! I've been on here a few months but never introduced myself. My name is Tura I was born and raised in a small town in tennesee. I decided a couple years ago to move away from the city with a dream of starting a small homestead. I knew I wanted to have a garden and fruit trees and a small farm of kinder goats and chickens, but I didn't have any experience. So long story short I reaserch everything I could and my boyfriend and i bought a small farm on the outskirts of town, that already had a garden and fruit trees. I started with chickens, i knew i wanted rhode island reds because of Thier dual purpose ability, but no one told me id fall in love with them and never would be able to kill them myself. Also noone told me about the obstacles id face weather it be housing, predator, injuries or illnesses. I'm slowly but surely learning! And if there's on thing I've learned it's never ever to stop your reaserch! This site has been a wonderful source for me and everyone is so nice, I am glad to be a part of it, and will gladly help when I can. As far as goats I've decided to stick with chickens for now, that's to come and I'm sure full of surprises too! But my garden and fruit tress have been plentiful so I feel pretty blessed! And my rir's turned out to be production reds but I'm pretty happy about that too because they are all sweet and give me wonderful eggs, even my 1 1/2 yr old roo let's me hold him and walk him around :) so far I love it, i just wish I would have done it sooner!
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Tura, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. It's never too late to join! Happy you are living where you are able to have chickens and animals. BYC is full of great information to make your journey easier. Feel free to ask questions at any time. Also, you can chat it up with fellow Volunteer Staters in this link
    Best wishes to you! :cd
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Tura, great to meet you. Thank you for joining us at the Backyard chickens flock.
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010

    All I can say is, you will love it, you will love it. And yes, you will learn by having fun here on BYC!
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Tura and welcome to our community - I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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