Thankful for YOU - 2020

Vickischics

BYC Songster & Master Egg Collector!
Premium Feather Member
May 6, 2020
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Space Coast of Florida
Happy Thanksgiving! This is always my favorite time of year, because showing gratitude is very... fulfilling.

We all know it’s the members here who keep us coming back over and over again and make this the best community online. I wanted to start a “thankful” post last year to recognize my adoration for @aart and all of the things that I have learned here from her that honestly have helped my life beyond BYC. That thread is filled with such genuine admiration and stories of connection, I thought we really needed a new thread for 2020. (You can read through the original thread here).

So here’s your chance to show some appreciation, call out, embarrass and/or raise up those members here at BYC that make a difference for YOU.

This year, I have a couple of new call-outs.

1. @Ridgerunner - who doesn’t have advice from Ridgerunner in their history at BYC? Let’s get real! We all do. But it’s not even chicken advice that does it for me. YEARS ago, Ridgerunner told SOMEONE ELSE that “you’re going to waste 100x more energy agonizing over a decision than if you just got it over with.”

I’ll never forget it. I literally stop myself in my tracks ALL the time and say “Ridgerunner says to make the dang decision and move on.” (I certainly use more colorful language....)

that’s one of the things that makes BYC so unique. Commentary for *someone else* ended up changing MY life! Thank you, Ridgerunner!

2. @casportpony. If there’s something you enjoy at ByC, Casportpony had her hand in it somewhere. Her selfless dedication to things is fairly..... inspiring. Huge props to Kathy for being the glue to just about.... everything?

Speaking of Kathy, I have actual *friendships* budding out of the Hatch A Longs here. Friends that I’ve sent late night “what’s going on in my life” messages to, friends that are encouraging and supportive and helpful in ways that I never would have expected here! Love from me goes out also to @SnapdragonQ, @CluckNDoodle, @Kiki, and @BantyChooks for dealing with me behind the scenes for like half of this year!

LASTLY I really want to thank everyone who comes here and posts about their vulnerabilities, their mistakes, and their frustrations. It’s hard, I know it is, to put yourself out there like that. You have NO idea how helpful it is for members and lurkers around here. I have learned SO much through other people’s history and mistakes than I ever could have learned myself. Your difficult post or hard learning experience made it easier for someone else. Thank YOU!

Now.... it’s your turn to keep this chain going and share your thanks!!!
I DIDO EVERY WORD!!!
THANK YOU!!!
I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL MY CYBER FRIENDS ON BYC!!!!!
 

jnicholes

Crowing
Feb 16, 2017
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Yes i did, from Lothalrebel to CrazyCochin!
Glad you got the G scale down. I’m a little confused, though. The ocarina can’t play high or low G, just the G in between.

If you play a scale starting at C and ending at C, and you replace F with F sharp, you actually will be playing a MODE of the C scale called C Lydian.

Start from G and end with G, with an F sharp, you have a G scale.

This is pretty advanced music stuff.

Regardless, you learned something, and that’s good.
 

black_cat

🌻human disaster🌻
Premium Feather Member
May 21, 2020
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Connecticut
I've got so many....
Thanks, first and foremost, to @Nifty-Chicken for keeping BYC up and running and better than ever.
Thanks to @aart , @NatJ , and so many others for keeping everyone's flocks in line, from coops to eggs to chicken society.
Thanks to @Eggcessive , @Wyorp Rock , and @azygous for saving all of our chickens' with all their help on the medical threads.
Thanks to @OneHappyRooster , @Overo Mare , and @TheOddOneOut for keeping my sexing guesses in line and making sure everyone knows what they've got.
Thanks to @OneHappyRooster , @Overo Mare , and @TheOddOneOut AGAIN for our cochin orp battle. To be honest I"m not sure why Happy is still stuck on orps when cochins are CLEARLY far superior, but it's always fun to debate.
Thanks to @JadeFarms , @MysteryChicken , @Dottie the Chicken , @MGG , @jwehl , and EVERYONE else on our amazing farm chatter thread. Cows with hats!!
Thanks to @Sally PB and @SBFChickenGirl for their confidence in my marketing abilities.
And last but certainly not least... @CHlCKEN for s h e
 

JadeFarms

Free Ranging
May 3, 2019
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22,113
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Florida
I have very many I’m grateful for.

Thanks to my best BYC friends @Dottie the Chicken @OneHappyRooster (Yes the cochin hater) and @black_cat

Thanks to the people who have supported me and wished me to get better. @Corbdee @Jabebee13 and @CaliFarmsAR were 3 people who really made my day. @Dottie the Chicken you too

Some people I will also mention are @Overo Mare @sourland @The Moonshiner @MGG and I know I’m forgetting so many more people.

Also thanks to all the BYC staff that do so much for BYC.
 
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Fuchsia

🌷 Anna 🌷
Jul 19, 2020
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NY
My Coop
I'm thankful for BYC and EVERYONE on here!
I am especially thankful for all of BYC staff. :bow(I have a favorite, but I won't name her :D)

A few members especially thankful for:
@Miss Lydia, she is the best, I learn from her just about everyday from old posts to new ones her knowledge and helpfulness never ends.

@Kiki, I mean who couldn't like her, she's a bit (maybe more than a bit sometimes) crazy sometimes but she always makes me laugh, BYC wouldn't be the same without her.

@casportpony, without her BYC would only be good, she makes it great! BYC would really be missing something without her.

@Sapphire Sebright, she's just plain great!

I could go on and on but I don't want to make this super long, so all my BYC friends I'm thankful for you!
 
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Friendly_Lurker

Crowing
Jan 27, 2020
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Kansas
Happy Thanksgiving! This is always my favorite time of year, because showing gratitude is very... fulfilling.

We all know it’s the members here who keep us coming back over and over again and make this the best community online. I wanted to start a “thankful” post last year to recognize my adoration for @aart and all of the things that I have learned here from her that honestly have helped my life beyond BYC. That thread is filled with such genuine admiration and stories of connection, I thought we really needed a new thread for 2020. (You can read through the original thread here).

So here’s your chance to show some appreciation, call out, embarrass and/or raise up those members here at BYC that make a difference for YOU.

This year, I have a couple of new call-outs.

1. @Ridgerunner - who doesn’t have advice from Ridgerunner in their history at BYC? Let’s get real! We all do. But it’s not even chicken advice that does it for me. YEARS ago, Ridgerunner told SOMEONE ELSE that “you’re going to waste 100x more energy agonizing over a decision than if you just got it over with.”

I’ll never forget it. I literally stop myself in my tracks ALL the time and say “Ridgerunner says to make the dang decision and move on.” (I certainly use more colorful language....)

that’s one of the things that makes BYC so unique. Commentary for *someone else* ended up changing MY life! Thank you, Ridgerunner!

2. @casportpony. If there’s something you enjoy at ByC, Casportpony had her hand in it somewhere. Her selfless dedication to things is fairly..... inspiring. Huge props to Kathy for being the glue to just about.... everything?

Speaking of Kathy, I have actual *friendships* budding out of the Hatch A Longs here. Friends that I’ve sent late night “what’s going on in my life” messages to, friends that are encouraging and supportive and helpful in ways that I never would have expected here! Love from me goes out also to @SnapdragonQ, @CluckNDoodle, @Kiki, and @BantyChooks for dealing with me behind the scenes for like half of this year!

LASTLY I really want to thank everyone who comes here and posts about their vulnerabilities, their mistakes, and their frustrations. It’s hard, I know it is, to put yourself out there like that. You have NO idea how helpful it is for members and lurkers around here. I have learned SO much through other people’s history and mistakes than I ever could have learned myself. Your difficult post or hard learning experience made it easier for someone else. Thank YOU!

Now.... it’s your turn to keep this chain going and share your thanks!!!
This lurker is very thankful!
 

Jabebee13

Songster
Oct 25, 2020
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Firstly important is the one who greeted me @Fuchsia .... Also I'm thankful for BYC friends @Dottie the Chicken @OneHappyRooster @black_cat @Overo Mare (thanks for identifying the 2 roosters) and @JadeFarms and I'll add that troll was friendly to me @ILovemychicksandchickens @HFFFluvmychicksandchicken and I have another friend. @whitewolf1871341 ... And a Greek friend @Quail 66 .... And other friends... @HuffleClaw , @cooingdove , I'm helping I'd birds with @Sarahfields18 , and truce friend @TheOddOneOut and acquaintance @B-Goock and @Kiki and @MGG and acquaintance @Sapphire Sebright
 
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