For those who don't know where to begin.

kstaven

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Your Journal MUST start with your username. For example: "Nifty - Here's my journal about my goats and cows!"

When beginning your journal, or if you already have one, to make it interesting, here are some questions to get you started and keep our conversations interesting. This is the list, below. Your answers can be just added to your own thread.

These questions are meant to be a conversation starter, and to help everyone here know more about you and what mutual interests you may have with some of the members. Feel free to use this list, use a part of this list, or none at all, this is entirely optional. Please keep in mind that our journals are not diaries and private names, addresses, and personal details are not necessary to be relevant in answering these questions or, for that matter, in journal entries. Feel free to cut and paste from this list the questions you wish to answer. This isn't a "test".......................... this is so we can all have fun and learn together!

1. What state/province/country are you in and what is your climate like?
2. How many people are in your family? Marital status?
3. How would you define your farm?
4. What would you do with your spare time if you had any resources you needed?
5. Have you ever built a house, barn , or other types of building? Do you want to?
6. Can you weld? Steel, aluminum, MiG, TiG, stick, Oxy-Acet?
7. Who or what inspired you to be a farmer/rancher, hobby farmer?
8 Is it a hobby or an occupation?
9. In what areas are you knowledgeable and in what areas would you like to learn more?
10. In what types of farming will you never choose to do?
11. Are you interested in providing more of your own food supply?
12. Where do you end up when you sink into yourself, away from the outside world?
13. Can you drive a farm tractor or a semi?
14. Do you make crafts or useful items? Would you want to teach others how to do these?
15. Can you legally have all forms of livestock where you are at? Do you have any? What kinds?
16. Can you operate a lathe? Metal, wood?
17. Do you like to garden? If so, what do you enjoy growing?
18. Do you fish? Bait or explosives?
19. How much space/land do you have or rent? City farm? Country?
20. Are you a Novice, Technician, degreed?
21. What is your farm specialty? Or what one would you like to learn?
22. If you could create a degree and curriculum, what would you major in and what classes would you take?
23. Do you do wood work? framing, finish, cabinet?
24. Are you interested in herbal animal medicine?
25. If you could live any place you chose, where would it be?
26. Do you use a wood stove for heating or cooking?
27. What would your ideal super hero/villain be?
28. Are your family or friends also interested in animals?
29. Do you like to cook? Are you interested in whole foods and natural foods? raw milk? farm fresh eggs?
30. What was your best animal experience? Worst?
31. Do you forage or hunt for part of your food needs?
32. What skills do you have that help you be more a self sufficient farm?
33. Do you process your own meat? Can or preserve?
34. Do you use alternative energy sources on your farm? Would you like to?
35 What is on your to do list?
36. Have you ever lived completely off what you produce? Would you like to?
37. In what do you trust?
38. Do you make and fix things yourself to save money?
39. Has the experience with animals changed your attitude or habits?
 

poorboys

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how do I get started???? is everyone typing the questions and then answering?? I could'nt copy paste, help
 

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poorboys said:
how do I get started???? is everyone typing the questions and then answering?? I could'nt copy paste, help
You should be able to copy and paste :/

You don't have to use the questions. You can just start by telling about yourself.
 

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bella1210 said:
is this like a blog
It's a daily journal of farm life. Kind of like blogging...but essentially it's just a long running thread about what's going on in your life.
 

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To start, start thread with your username in the title, and then tell us about the gorgeous goat in the pic below your name........:D
 

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see, you really need to start a journal and end this debate! Goat or sheep?

I am still voting goat, cuz I am stubborn.
 

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a sheep? really?

Wait, ya'll are ganging up on me.

What sort of sheep? Golly, I am confused.

This is gonna bug me all night. BELLAAAAA.................
 
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