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January 26, 2009
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Hello everyone

I'm Cindy, 58 yrs old (gulp), one son 34 yrs old.  Originally from an Island in Ohio, moved to our own little corner of 9.5 acres in SW Utah.3 yrs ago. Son still in Ohio.  I'm a “City Gal” gone Country. There are a couple blogs that I will post in the appropriate place.  One is CountyMusings and the other is fourcountrygals.

Cindy

January 30, 2009
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Hi Everyone!  I've been reading for a long time so I thought it was time to introduce myself.  My name is Celia and I live in East Tennessee on a 50 acre farm.  I've recently had to quit my job because of back problems but am determined not to dwell on what I can't do but on what I can and want to do.  I've posted a few times on the forums under the name “Sonshine” which is what my online auction friends call me.  I've sold on Ebay as “sonshineauctions” for about 10 years and have recently branched out to other auction sites as well.

I have had horses but just recently acquired a couple of goats to help clear some rocky land that can't be mowed.  I had no idea I would fall in love with these fellas I call Rocky and Stoney (granddaughter named them perfectly), and now I can't wait to get a couple of babies in the Spring!  I was featured in a friend's blog recently who is the same friend that directed me here!  Here is the article so that you can see me in real life! 

http://socksandchocolate.blogspot.com/2008/12/socks-and-chocolateday-17.html

I hope to get to know each of you better as the days, months and years go by!

Celia

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January 30, 2009
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Hi Deanie here! I'm in my 50's and I am married for 6 years to a wonderful hubby who has 2 grown son's and we have one 5 year old grandson who has our hearts!  I was raised on a farm in eastern Arkansas and miss all of the wide open spaces and fabulous gardens that we used to grow.  I am the seventh child out of 8 so I grow up with a lot of siblings and built in playmates.  We worked hard and played hard and thrived in a country environment.  Although, I don't live on a farm now ,I do live in a rural area and enjoy having a spot for a small garden and a few trees to encourage birds to come and dine in our trees and partake of the goodies that I put out for them.

We have one inside 14 y/o boykin spaniel, Brunswick and a 2 year old cattle dog mix, Wroofus.

We have a yard full of outside cats and they never miss a meal nor a chance to tease  Wroofus through the fence.

I am glad that I found this site and look forward to swapping recipes and farm stories with you all!

=)   ^..^

One day at a time.

January 31, 2009
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Hello!

This is my first post – I stumbled across this website while looking for information about wild leeks and morels.  :)

I live in CT, and I'm working my way through college as a biology major.  I like hiking, foraging, walking outside, crafting – all the topics on this website lol

It's nice to be here, can't wait to get involved on the forum!

January 31, 2009
12:49 pm
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My name is Judy.  My 9 grandchildren call me Gma. I live in Indianapolis with my 3 cats.  Millie is a senior citizen just like me, and the boys are youngsters.  I grew up in the city, but I had uncles that farmed.  I spent many summers visiting the farm.  I have so many great memories of those times.  Helping to feed the animals, gathering eggs, etc.  Back in those days, milking was done by hand.  I loved to see the farm cats stand on their back legs to get the milk that my uncle squirted at them as he milked.  I am crazy about all animals and I just love to read the stories about the animals antics.   I also enjoy the recipes.  I have recently started baking my own bread.  It is a late in life obsession for me.  I am having so much fun.  And I owe this to Suzanne.  If I had not read her post showing the then 9 year old Princess baking bread, I probably would not have tried it.  Thank you Suzanne.  I am looking forward to being part of this forum.  I have never joined a forum before and I am eager to learn how to navigate it.   Hello everyone.

February 1, 2009
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Runningtrails - Sheryl
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Hi! My name is Sheryl and I'm a shoeaholic. (Honestly, I just couldn't resist! lol.) I'm 52. Hubby and I just moved to a 3.5 acre farm but we both work full time off the farm as well. We have 20 hens and one rooster. We also have two huge veggie gardens, one is 1/3 acre and the other is a bit smaller. We have some good pasture land too that we would like to use for milk goats or  feeder pigs one day, if we ever have the time. I work all day in an office, so I love to get outside in the fresh air whenever I can.

I am also interested in beekkeeping and want to build myself a few top bar hives this summer.

I have always been a gardener, just not on this scale, and a regular contributing member of GardenWeb. They have a good Farm Life forum, in addition to the gardening ones.

I am a nature and wildlife artist, mostly a winter hobby. 

Hubby has a computer programming business on the side, so most of the farming work falls to me. He does help when I need it. Since I love the farm and garden work, this works out well for us. I am happiest in my life when covered from head to toe in dirt and digging in the garden. I grow perennials in addition to the veggies. This year I will start growing my own chicken feed. I like to make nature crafts and soap when I have some time to spare in the summer and fall.

I live in Ontario and have for 35 years now. I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.

I have so enjoyed reading Suzanne's posts daily and am thrilled to have found other like minded people!

Sheryl - sherylgallant.blogspot.com - providence-acres.blogspot.com

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."  - 1 Thes. 4:11

February 4, 2009
5:28 pm
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Dessa said:

Hi Guys!  My name is Dessa and I hail from the Central Coast area of California.  I am 38 years old, married for the 3rd time (hey, 3rd times the charm…right?) and we have a yours, mine, & our family.  I have 18 year old twin stepsons who are in college now, a 17 year old daughter that will be 18 in March, and my hubby and I have an 8 year old son together.  I grew up on a very small farm and always had animals–chickens, horses, goats–but when I grew up and got married I somehow ended up in suburbia.  It's not where I want to be, but it is where I am right now so I am trying to make the best of it.  I have been gardening for the last couple of years (very much still learning) and hope to one of these days have some chickens…we'll see.  Lately, I have really been feeling the need to learn how to live more simply and to try and learn more about the old ways of doing things.  It's a journey. 

I LOVE your blog, Suzanne.  I come by and visit most every morning before I go to work and your wonderful way of writing and sharing about yourself and your family and your farm always puts a smile on my face.  I am particularly fond of the Ornery Angel stories.  Devil with Tail

February 5, 2009
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Howdy! I'm Heather, I'm a 21 year old college student from New Hampshire. I've always lived in suburbia and I've never even seen goats or chickens (although my town did have a dairy farm and apple orchards until they bulldozed them to put in cluster housing), but I love reading about farms and hope to live on one when I grow up. Er, well, grow up more. I guess I'm technically grown up, although I don't feel it. I love knitting (although knitting on straight needles confuses me terribly so I've so far only made hats on circular ones) and gardening, I'm trying to teach myself to sew and quilt but so far I'm failing at those.

I found this website searching for how to make bread, I love cooking and baking. I've been lurking here for a while, I love the recipes although I'm a vegetarian and I only usually only try the baked goods recipes, unless I'm cooking for my omnivorus friends.

*waves to everybody*

February 8, 2009
1:40 pm
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Hi!

I'm a frequent reader, infrequent commenter, and haven't been back to the forum because I couldn't get my name, email address and password to work all together at the same time. 

I am a professional baker- I make all my gifts- even though I can't sew to save my life!  I've started up a blog-www.heidiannie.com- it happened kind of accidentally/ seredipitously- because I'm really not very good at high tech stuff.  And my typing skills are negligible. 

But I enjoy your farm, recipes, family and insights- and I'd love to make my own cheese- but I live in a suburban area w/ no farm animals invited.

Thanks for sharing your experiences- I can at least enjoy fresh cheese vicariously!

heidiannieChef

February 8, 2009
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Hi. I have been reading the blog for a few months now … totally starts my day with a good laugh.  I am a crafter/baker wannabe, I do none of it well but I perservere at doing it poorly.  I did just manage to perfect my kefir making after several disasters, so maybe all is not lost.

I love reading about farm life and often say I could be a farmers wife and be totally content with that lifestyle. Perhaps because I grew up on a farm and didn't appreciate it at the time.  As it is I work in healthcare, try to have a travel adventure every year or so and will live vicariously through the blogs and lives of farming friends.

February 8, 2009
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Hi, I'm so new here, hope that I post in the right topic.

Flatlander is my name…wel not for real of course lol, that is Astrid…but since I'm dutch and the Netherlands is a flat country..and now live in Canada on the praries who don't have much hill either I think that is the perfect name for me.

Oh and the spelling mistakes..sorry english is not my first lanquage and I'm to lazy to spell check everything.

Love living in the country, we are living our dream since November, after having our old farmhouse for 2 years and working our ass ofin the weekends, we now life full time here.

Got a husband ( that is convenient living in an old farmhouse Laugh) 2 sons who only wanted to move after they found out that there was high speed internet available.

But I live my little house in the prairie dream, with my cats,dogs,chickens and goats.

Any more questions..go ahead.

February 9, 2009
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hello, my name is deb.  i live in a very small, don't blink your eyes town, named chloe, wv.  we do have a post office and a store, so i guess we are lucky enough.  i have been married for 34 years, and have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.  we also have a jack russell and a pug who like to be spoiled right along with the grandchildren.  we have a huge garden in the summer and i can all i can get my hands on.  i work part time as a cook, and love to try new recipes on friends and family.  my husband works away from home all week so i have alot of time to experiment.  he is the grill master around here, and you wouldn't believe the things we have tried on the grill.  everything from muskrat to liver.  i know it sounds gross, but it turned out pretty good.  i crochet and love to decorate my home on found objects and antiques.  will have to find a decent pic to put on here, but that might take awhile.  it is nice meeting you all.

February 9, 2009
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Hi everyone, I am Terry, aka tea4too, I live in NE Okla, single, have 2 grown kids, one  each and have 3 grandkids, and one on the way.  Right now I have several indoor pets, snake, turtles, fish, birds and rats.  That is why I am excited to be able to get some chickens this summer.  I like to knit, crochet, sew, craft, garden, fish and camp.  I have been visiting this site for almost a year now, and have just now been brave enough to post on the forum.   Terry

February 15, 2009
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Hullo! My name's Donna – I'm a 50 year old, born and raised country gal, who's much happier in a chicken coop or playing over a stove than toiling behind a desk. I live in Arvada, Colorado (just north of Denver) and am married to a cuddly '54', soon to be '55', named Joel. I have 4 wonderful step-children, along with three step-grandbabies and a step-great grandbaby. My day job is being a computer programmer for a non-profit research organization in Boulder, Colorado. When I'm not doing that, I'm the web master for a non-profit organization, the West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association, that Joel and I founded a handful of years ago to both photo-document the old, oft-forgotten cemeteries on the hills of West Virginia, and to help encourage and educate local folks, young and old, how to preserve and protect these little bits of their local and family history for future generations. 

We also have a comfortable little farm in Leon, West Virginia that we call “Cloverdale Farm” (I think Clover would like it there!), named after the little old one room schoolhouse across the road where many of Joel's family members went to school. His grandma was born on the farm just down the road from our place. Once we get to the point where we can semi-retire (soon, we hope!), we're planning on building a log home on the property and take up raising chickens and veggies and doing oh, so many other wonderful things other than being computer programmers! Maybe even have a goat or two? We'll see… Until then, we're reasonably content with growing hay and spending our vacations on the farm in our slanted little old double-wide, surrounded by kinfolk neighbors. By the way, this avatar I have alongside this post is from our little piece of 'almost Heaven'… isn't it just the prettiest place?

Clover Donna

February 16, 2009
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Greeting all; my name is Robin; I'm 45 years young happily married living in Northwestern Indiana on 3. 5 acres with our 12-year-old grandson 7 outside cats 2 miniature dachshunds (1 short & 1 long hair). I love cooking, baking and outside gardening.

February 18, 2009
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HI, I am Sandy from WV. Not a native, but happy to be here with my husband. I grew up in a big old farm house in Minnesota. FabHub grew up in the coalfields. The differences in our childhood experiences are astounding to me. Now we have a small farm with a few cows – mine is a red angus and her name is Cherry, she has beautiful babies, a couple dogs – Jake and Poochy, and a cat – Slinky. We tried birds, guineas, one year. They had a nice building and covered yard, but roamed free and slept in the trees. Then they all disappeared. Not a feather left behind. That is my world.

SandyC in WV

Farmess, Cross Stitcher, Traveler, Geekish

February 23, 2009
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Just call me Tweety! It's an old CB Handle. Used to love to talk on the radio years ago !

I've lived in WV all my life and like the rest of you, have country in my soul. I have two grown sons and five of the most wonderful grandsons on the planet !

I recently found out about Chickens in the Road and have enjoyed reading about all of you. I'm looking forward to trying many of your wonderful recipes!   Wave

February 24, 2009
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SunMoving this over here for Melissa:  (welcome, Melissa!)

Hey, my name is Melissa and I consider it a miracle to have found this blog and love everything that I have read so far.

I am 37, 38 in about a week or so.  I am married now almost 13 years to Scott.  We have two children. Jacob is 10 and Emma is 7.

For the first 12 years of our marriage we survived living in a tiny 1000 sq ft. cottage in an old campmeeting. My husband loves every aspect of the early campmeeting of the Evangelical Church and we and others consider him somewhat of a historian of the campmeeting.  If you take a look around our attic, you will find box after box of old stereoviews, postcards, books etc. all about campmeetings.

When you have two growing children, 1000 sq ft. gets small fast.  We were running into problems with space and we were not pleasant people with each other.

If we go back to 2007, three days before Christmas, we come to the day Scott's grandmother died.  This left us with options…that came with headaches.  Now the family is dealing with a 99 year old house, sitting on about a full acre of property….and no one wanted it.

Of course we wanted it! Even with all it's headaches.  It took the family forever and a day to finally come up with the selling price and to finalize everything, but on October 8th of 2008 we bought our first house.  The week of Christmas, we moved in, I do not recomend to anyone that you move the week of christmas…..but we needed space!

We are in our new, old home 2 months or so now…and couldn't be happier.

Reading this blog reminds me of the life I would love to live.  I dream of simpler days, goat milk, chickens, a garden…..relaxing inthe warm sun….one day it will happen for me, one day…step by baby step, it will happen.

I am so very anxious to read up about all of you, maybe some of you are near my neck of the woods, Eastern PA.

Clover made me do it.

February 24, 2009
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Hi! I am Lisa and we are getting chickens in a few weeks. We are VERY new to this and I will probably ask a bazillion questions. We live in a suburb outside of Manchester NH, I am 37 and have a 16 and 13 year old (one of each).

I look forward to meeting you all!

"Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy." - Janet Long

February 26, 2009
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Clover  Moving this over here for Mel….Welcome Mel – I'm really glad you found us!

Hi !  My name is Mel and I live in Oklahoma.

I had the  extreme luck to run across this blog yesterday and I am in enjoying it so much!  Sun

A little about me…I am 49, live on 10 acres here in central Okla. 

I have goats, and chickens and 6 dogs..Including a Pyrenees also…Oh and a cat…Oh and a husband and 3 grandchildren that come over a lot..

I work full time but my hearts burning desire would be to stay home and tend my animals and garden and soul..Sleepy Cow

Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful place.Hello

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