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  1. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi,

    My name is Audra, I am a married mother of two. We live on a tiny little homestead(hoping to move to a place with more land in a few months) with our expectant Nubian dairy goat,flock of chickens,rabbits,2 miniature horses,dogs,cats, and birds.

    We grow a large garden every year that we can or freeze(what doesn't get eaten straight out of the garden),we homeschool our kids and we have my parents living with us,so the kids get to grow up with four adults to love them,pay attention to them,explain things,and catch them when they are doing things they shouldnt.

    I hope to learn alot and make friends here :)
     
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    Auric Registered Doofus

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  3. bgraham

    bgraham Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Audra!

    Beth
     
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    SkizzlePig Well-Known Member

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    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
  6. EasyDay

    EasyDay Gimme a YAAAAY!

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    Welcome!
    It sounds like you'll be an asset to our forum.
    I hope you enjoy it as much here as I have!

    Make sure to visit the Goats Forum, too!
     
  7. shawnee

    shawnee Well-Known Member

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    Yes, she DEFINITELY will be an asset to this forum!

    A very warm welcome Audra to you and yours!

    You'll like it here; enjoy!
     
  8. BasicLiving

    BasicLiving Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Audra! I'd love to hear more about your "tiny little homestead". How "tiny" is it? How did you get started homesteading? I've read so many post from people who homestead or want to homestead with small pieces of land. It would be so interesting to read how you do it.

    Glad to have you here!

    Penny
     
  9. longshot38

    longshot38 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    welcome, hope you find waht you are looking for here and elsewhere.

    dean

    PS tell your kids i understand about having many eyes watching you, when i grew up every adult in town was right there to keep an eye on you and let your folks know what your up to.
     
  10. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!

    Basic Living - Our tiny homestead is 1/3 of an acre. But we have been offered 2 1/2 acres with a house and an apartment,goat shed,chicken coop, and fencing. The only habg up is that it is 1300 miles away from where we are now.

    We have been living this life for 10 years. It started in th ecity with the simple addition of a garden and then when we moved to where we are now,it grew into a much larger garden,canning,the dairy goat,and the chickens. We also have rabbits but they are just pets. We want to get satins to raise for meat and fur.

    Space management is a big issue. And thank heavens for a good compost pile.


    Easy day - I have already been through the goat thread and asked questions. Miss Daisy is our first(and therefor very spoiled)goat. I love the goat forum!

    Shawnee - thank you. I am glad to find people I already know on here. Makes settling in easier.
     
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    nice to have you here
     
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    Welcome Audra! Glad you are here.
     
  13. COSunflower

    COSunflower Country Girl Supporter

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    Welcome Welcome Audra!!! My place is small too - 3/4 acre but I have had goats, pigs, ducks, still have a flock of chickens, turkeys, guineas, berries, apple tree and room for container gardening. You can do quite alot on a small place. Glad to have you here!!!
     
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    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Welcome hope you'll enjoy the many boards here.
     
  15. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome and have fun. Just A hint you may want to post your state so folks will know how to answer your questions on differnt things. Take care and stay wwarm..
     
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    Welcome and hope you get the larger place. Sam
     
  17. mayfair

    mayfair a yard full of chickens

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    Welcome, Audra- good to see you here. Enjoy!
     
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    I think you would enjoy the forum more if you shared your location. WELCOME!
     
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    Hi Audra. Welcome and enjoy all the information you will find!