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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by samssimonsays, May 31, 2017.

  1. May 31, 2017
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    I get all the weird things. Just a heads up!

    We have just under six acres where I raise Adga Nubians for their increased butter fat for cheese and soap making. Throw in a bitty Alpine who gives her heart and soul into her milk and an off kilter saanan Nubian mix doe we have 8 total.
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    I have a 12 year old dumpster kitty who we call the troll because he never leaves under the bed although he is getting better finally. Hes had a really tough life.
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    A foster fail of a kitty who is a year old. And a brutally murderous wonderful cat to have around the "farm".
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    A three year old collie who talks. And talks. And talks. Mixed with some yells. But sass is her number one language. She is our second dog of 4 yet out only survivor sadly. Very long story short, we got a pyr pup in December of 2013 and her May 2014. He was hit and killed October of 2014 where she saw it happen and snapped. We brought home a pyr/st Bernard November 2014 to help her and us. He was so loving. In November of 2015 he and our collie had an accidental litter of pups and we kept one, dubbed st pollie... Unfortunately September 2016 our boy developed a severe case of epilepsy and 13 days later so did the puppy. Shortly after our collie, Stella, started having tremors and turned out the goat feed was causing hers but not theirs. Theirs was genetic. We came home to him passed from a seizure in November and we had to put our baby girl down valentines day 2017. One other puppy has also passed from the disorder and a third puppy has been diagnosed.
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    I am an architectural drafter by trade. Farmher by dream and hard work and artist since forever. Married to the love of my life he farms vehicles and i have the goats.
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    We recently added in some poultry for eggs mostly but meat as well. Icelandic chicks, Polish, faverolles, Easter eggers and maybe a couple others at some point.
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    I'd like to move towards more self sufficient as we go. We will be planting out first garden this year and I'm excited!

    Oh. And i like to take pictures. And share them. :D

    Enjoy one of my randomer places to be! :ya
     
  2. May 31, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    So glad you're here!

    It's kinda quiet tonight, but sometimes we get pretty rowdy up in here, lol!
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    Haha,! Bring it ahhhhn! I'm winding down for the night now. Past my bed time :rolleyes:
     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Whaaat? No!! Lol it is a fun place!
     
  5. May 31, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    You and me both! Gotta start my preps for tomorrow...for whatever reason they like us to wear clean clothes to work... :hu Guess I'll try to comply. Grumbles...laundry...ugh!
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    :lol:not the dreaded "L" word!
     
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    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Super Self-Sufficient

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    Hello. Sounds like you are off to a nice start. I keep talking about getting goats or sheep, but haven't done it yet
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    Just as a warning, you will never be ready for them. I suggest just doing it lol. I had no clue what i was getting into. :hideit's not always skipping through the field picking flowers with a flock following behind but when it is, it's amazing.
     
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    samssimonsays Almost Self-Reliant

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    I forgot to add i write. I wrote a kids book and illustrated it in 2012 about two French Lop rabbits i had. I have written more in that series but never published them. I am writing a novel series now that i am particularly proud of where its going. But i doubt i will publish them.... Just too expensive to self publish.....
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    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Girl - when they handed out talent you got a triple dip! ;)
     
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