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Hellos & Happy Birthdays New members, please use this board to introduce yourselves. Been gone awhile? Let your friends here know you're back! Is it somone's birthday? Wish 'em a happy one!

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:45 AM
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Hello
I am new to the forum. The self sufficient lifestyle certainly interests me and am always looking for new and improved frugal ways and to learn new ways for my farm.

I own 120 working farm in NC. Over 200 chickens in egg production, over 125 hogs for sausage/chops sales, down now to 30 Boer goats for meat kids from over 120..(goats was my personal hobby but getting older and more tired now..lol...so cut down the herd)---make goat milk soaps and lotions to sell from the herd, produce for farmer market sales, cattle, about 70 acres in hay production (round bales and squares).

Before the above Tony (hubby) and I (Karen) raised Spotted Saddle Horses but profits were hard to come by and not worth the effort in the end. Not wanting to open boarding stables with my barns, we decided to stop horses and go into general farm productions. Which turned out great for us.

Currently building our pond. Clearing another 30 acres we own as our future building a new home parcel. We have backhoe, front end loader, all that stuff to handle the work....but time is what we need..LOL


Alot of work but alot of fun definitely. We are "get your hands in dirt" people!

So going to jump in and check out the board and look for some great ideas to help further my self sufficient ways!

HI
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Farmer Chick, welcome to the site!!!!

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thanks for the welcome

GOT tons to read on the board with some great threads.

will take a bit...HAHA...but looks like a nice forum!!
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Hello and welcome. You sound busy and happy, a great combination.

We love NC. Are there any areas that are still affordable? I understand that many areas are considered to be North Florida

Again welcome,
Pam
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Welcome to the family.
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