What a surprise!

I am not sure how many members here are farmers, if any. I am pretty sure that you do know the farmer reputation for "wheelin' & dealin'", tho'. Yesterday my husband went to get feed ,which we buy from a guy that I grew up with. Beginning to get the idea? His parents and mine were farmers. He told my hubby that he was going to scale back on animals, and oh did I mention that he likes to talk? Is this starting to sound like a purchase? Well, you guessed it..we are now the proud owners of a 6 yr. old grey and black gelding! Hubby says he bought him for the grandkids(yeah, right!), but he is a nice horse and I have missed riding. Tongue-in-cheek aside, it's just another day on the farm. I'm counting our blessings!!

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I guess you could call me a "city farmer" (at least that's how one of our neighbors thinks of us!).  We have chickens (20 something, I try not to count), quail and rabbits.  Our yard is divided in half.  One side has the chickens and rabbits with the other side being for our planting.  Being that we're in the city we're limited a lot on what we can do but we try to make the most of it.  Our dream is to purchase some land and really expand.

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Hey I think that's great! "Bloom where you are planted", farming is as much of a mindset as anything else. What kind of chickens do you have? I raise Buff Orpingtons foe eggs, and usually some cornish cross for meat. My Buffs are laying well, in spite of the cold!! I have to order the meat birds in about a month. We can't plant garden here until June, so I envy anyone with a long growing season!! I hope you can get your land, you'd love it! Do you read Countryside magazine? It sounds like you might like it, I know I do.

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I have my chickens for variety really so I have all different kinds.  I have a few seramas and then I have one of each of the following:  barred Plymouth Rock, golden lakenvelder, golden campine, silver penciled hamburg, silver laced cochin, buff orpington, production red, cherry egger, Easter egger, cuckoo maran, Delaware, Ideal 236 and a blue laced red wyandotte.

We don't have room for meat birds so all of ours are for laying eggs and entertainment.  I'm not familiar with that magazine either so I'll have to take a look at it if I find one. 

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I can relate, during me early years we lived in the country with my grand-parents.  Later, my father bought a farm and raised corn, wheat, pigs, chickens and ofcourse the barn cats.  However, I married a city boy and moved to that life.  After retiring, we bought a few acres of land from my parents and built a house.  Now back on the farm, I would love to have a horse, or chickens.  I do the gardening every summer but we need an animal to make it farming.  My husband likes his compters, antique cars, and simply watching the wild life.  He says we do not need anymore to take care of.

Enjoy the life

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