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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jun 17, 2012 1:15 PM CST
We're glad you are all here, and would love to hear from you! A few of us chat on the monthly farm journal thread, talking about our days (and nights) and what's going on right now at the farm. It's more than big enough to accommodate a much larger number, so come on in and let us know what's up at your place.

I love all the new threads that have been started over the last few months and hope you all keep it up - and I'll try to keep up!

We've had a couple new members join in and I hope to learn more about you over the next few months. tell us about your place, large or small.

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(have you ever run into anything more curious than a bunch of heifers?)

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jun 24, 2012 12:34 PM CST
Katleen, mostly I'm a lurker, as a kid I was raised in the country so I like reading about the farms, the animals, and I love the photos that are posted. nodding
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jun 24, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Glad you're here! Don't be afraid to chime in.

Name: Deb

Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Dog Lover Region: Illinois
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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Windigo
Jun 25, 2012 7:53 AM CST
Just a lurker here, too. Always wanted to live on a farm, enjoy going to county fairs, but always lived in the suburbs. As a dog breeder, I do have an interest in animal law. I think everyone who owns animals need to work together to stop HSUS and their henchmen from pushing through unnecessary laws that effect animal production, ownership, or use of any sort. They dupe the public with their staged sad eyed "puppy mill" pictures and haul in millions in contributions that they use to promote their agenda. I really enjoy hearing the stories about your farms, and animals, so, I lurk!!

Deb
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jun 25, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Hey Deb, glad to have you here.

HSUS is a thread to all animal lovers. Their stated goal is to remove all animals from human contact. Not very wise or helpful.

Name: Betty
MN zone 4
Frogs and Toads Birds Roses Region: United States of America Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
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daylilydreams
Jun 26, 2012 3:36 PM CST
I am also a lurker we don't live on a farm but both my hubby and I grew up on a farm and still have family living on farms. I find it interesting at times to read about farm life.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jun 27, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Whistling I'm a Lurker also. My grandmother is Pa Dutch and she was raised on a large farm. Til grandpa
took her off to the Big city LOL
Growing up we always had critters of some type at home. We raised racing pigeons & show pigeons had
the occacional chicken and duck. Grew up with horse's . Had my first when I was 4 a stallion named"Blackie" my dad would help at the farm and give the owner some birds for board on the horses.
My last horse "Dakota" was my baby. When I had to find him a new home. I let Dakota pick his new Mom
and he did a Great job. Sue was a great new mom for him. We lost Dakota last year after 32 Great years
Hopefully one day I will have another horse and Im planing on some chickens & pigeons once we get
settled in RI

I Love reading all your farm critter stories Lovey dubby
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 27, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Interesting Kathleen, here's a link to some more info I was surprised to see http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/136-huma...

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Jun 27, 2012 2:48 PM CST
Hmm, 3/4 of an acre can't really be a farm. Lots of chickens living up in the woods that I feed cracked corn every morning. Hey, maybe I am a farmer!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jun 27, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Oh I think you should qualify! I miss seeing pictures of you flock.
Porkpal
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jun 28, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Tom, they have done a wonderful job of pulling the all natural non-animal fiber over the public's eyes. I feel ill when I hear small children spouting their propaganda.

The US government recognizes any farm that sells $1000 a year as a farm. I think if you are committed to raising your own food, fiber or fuel that you qualify.

Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Jun 30, 2012 10:45 PM CST
I am an occasional reader and poster. I managed to live on a farm for 4 years, but even after my husband's job transfer, where we were unable to find a farm (although we continued to look for the next 10 years) we boarded our sheep and cattle during that time.

I no longer own farm animals but am the sheep superintendent at our county fair and am involved in other animal shows throughout the region, plus 4H.

I stay in touch this way with my many farming friends, and suffer through the vagarities of weather, milk prices, etc with them.
Jan
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 15, 2012 4:29 AM CST
Dear Kathleen, this may be the wrong place to put this and if so delete it! At the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which is the biggest in the world, a supermarket chain and the National Farmers Union (students), made this!
It was breathtaking as the students even made the stand, it was called the "Best of British" and was done to show what can be done with education, training and some hard work. I loved it and so the did the judges for it got a Gold medal.
Here it is.
Regards and I hope the family are well?
Neil.
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I also loved this Gypsy caravan Chicken Hotel. :rofl:
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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathleen
Jul 15, 2012 5:03 AM CST
Neil, that is wonderful. thank you for posting it.

All here are well, with the exception of a granddaughter with a slightly broken ankle. With all going well, she should be running around unencumbered by crutches sometime next week. we are having a little rain - first since early in the month. Nowhere near enough, but we are taking any we can get and no complaints at this point.

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jul 15, 2012 7:17 AM CST
It's great to see a post from you Neil - gorgeous, as usual!
Porkpal
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 15, 2012 7:44 AM CST
Dear Kathleen, I am most sorry to hear about your granddaughter and we hope she gets well. The pictures i had to put on as the National Farmers Union students and the supermarket also won a Gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show! That is a remarkable achievement, I know as I have one! The work involved is immense, but the thing is it showed what could be done and that is important! Even the flower arrangements had vegetables in them.The students were there telling everyone how they had learnt how to grow all this and look after animals as well, but animals are not allowed in the Pavilion. My University won the best environmental farm stand at Hampton Court as well. It is great to have a politician that is a farmer and in charge of this education.
These are from the Chelsea Flower show in May.
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It has not stopped raining here for 4 months, apart from two days. England's Green and pleasant land has taken on a new meaning, it is very green.
Group hug Lovey dubby Angel
Neil, from a very wet England.
Porkpal we crossed posted, great to hear from you, and I hope you are well?
The students did us proud!
My most kindest regards.
Neil again.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 15, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Neil, it's ALWAYS a pleasure to run across you, wherever we are Green Grin!

As always, you have THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTO'S ever! Hurray!

Kathleen, I'm so sorry about your dear grand-daughter. Lovey dubby
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 15, 2012 10:57 AM CST
Lurker, too. My paternal grandmother had a small farm and I loved going to stay with her and 'helping' Big Grin

Gosh, Neil, I can't think of a better visual cheer-me-up on a gloomy day than those photos. Would you mind if I printed some of them to post at my work station?

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: United Kingdom
Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters The WITWIT Badge
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NEILMUIR1
Jul 15, 2012 12:20 PM CST
Dear Debra, my pictures are always non copyright so yourself or anyone else may use them as you please! I only put the pictures on to share. For if it bring someone some happiness, then the world is a better place. Smiling
These are very nice!
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From Herbs on the right above, to plants that dye clothes below them.
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Kindest regards.
Neil.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 15, 2012 8:55 PM CST
Thank you. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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