Hello from the buckeye state

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hello and WELCOME from Texas. what all do you have on the homestead?

I have a small garden, a few rabbits, some chickens and a weedy looking orchard. I've recently been thinking on quail but haven't made up my mind
 

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awesome. got any tips on blueberries? mine all die
 

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Welcome! I am in WI! I also have blueberries. I can't keep up with them. The previous owner was planning a U-Pick and planted 400. We lost a few to winter kill and I'm not willing to pay for more, so I am experimenting with propagating from cuttings. So far they look okay! I'm way behind on pruning. Didn't get any done last year and only have a dozen done this year. Should already be done. Uff dah!

Also have sheep, 2 goats, and just got 5 Silkie chicks for fun. DH is so burnt out on chickens, so we might never have more than just a couple pets for me. I used to have rabbits too. I miss them. :(

So I will be following you on the forum since we have plants and animals in common! Glad to have you here!

What sheep, goat, chicken and rabbit breeds do you raise?
 

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Wow that's a lot of bluberries! I only have four, I would like to double if not triple that number this year as we eat a lot!
I have Finnsheep and Awassi/East Frisian sheep, Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Nubian goats, American chinchilla, French Angora and Holland lop rabbits.
 

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One of my rams has a bit of Finn in him. Otherwise they're commercial mix. I think Ile de France is the most predominant breed I have, but the most of mine are 1/4 that or less. Other ram is 1/2 Ile de France. They are white face with pretty dishes faces like Arabian horses.

Our 2 pasture pet goats are Nigerian Dwarf wethers. I raised French Angoras about a decade ago and my most recent rabbit experience was with Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarfs. I miss the buns, I gave them up due to health problems. The Silkie chicks are an experiment. If I am okay with their care through winter, I might get rabbits again!

Mini Nubian goats sound awesome! My goats are 7 years old, still going strong. But someday I'll need to find other goats. I have a hillside area for the goats - they keep the brush controlled and mow it for us.
 
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