TheKindaFarmGal's Journal - Long overdue updates! Cow calved

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Before I begin, I just want to say that @micah wotring made me do this. I mentioned I was thinking about starting a journal, and he made a ridiculous claim that left me no option but to start a journal as soon as I could. And that is now. :D =D

Now, I probably won't be very good at this, cuz I'm not sure exactly what to say. Ask me questions? lol

Anyway! My name is Abigail. I'm a Christian teen girl and I live in Brazil with my family - mom, dad and seven little brothers and sisters. I'm from the USA, but we moved here about five years ago. My parents chose Brazil mainly because of church; I guess we're missionaries. :)

I love animals and farm life, even though what we have isn't exactly a farm! Lol. Right now, we have 1 IB peacock, 2 guineas, 4 Muscovies, 50+ chickens (mainly mutts, EEs and banties), a ton of tilapia, koi, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 4 dogs and 2 cows. I used to have a pet burrowing owl (he was a rescue) and Coturnix quail for eggs.

I'm usually hatching - it's so fun, and I love genetics, especially chicken and rabbits! We only have 2 rabbits right now, but this week we should be getting more. Our plan is to breed for meat and possibly sell some, which is exciting (I think so, anyway!)! They're meat mixes - one might have some Silver Fox. The cows are Jerseys, but they're not exactly the classic color. One is six or seven years old and she is pregnant, due in early September (I think - need to check the calendar. Again. Lol). The other is our heifer, her daughter who will be 1 yo come June 19. She's very sweet and my avy is her at six days old! I am not currently milking since our cow is dry. Can't wait to get back into it!

The dogs are my favorite! By far my favorite all time animal - I'm a dog person through and through. ;) We have two brother/sister pairs. Two are three years old, they are Border Collie mixes. Their beautiful mom was my first dog. The other two are mutts who were abandoned here - I think they're around eight months old...I forget exactly. All are pets and family/farm guards. We might be giving one of the puppies to a friend soon because my parents would rather have just three dogs. :(

I'm the caretaker of all the critters, though one of my brothers does like to feed the fish. I LOVE photography, but due to internet I won't be able to post pics nearly as much as I'd like.

We also have a lot of fruits and veggies growing here but I'm less involved with those. I want to start doing more of them this year. Right now we're getting close to winter, and while it doesn't snow or anything here, it does get pretty chilly!

Well, I guess that just about covers it! I'll be trying to post some pics soon, probably tomorrow. :D =D

P. S. Good enough, Micah? :plbb
 
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Before I begin, I just want to say that @micah wotring made me do this. I mentioned I was thinking about starting a journal, and he made a ridiculous claim that left me no option but to start a journal as soon as I could. And that is now. :D =D

Now, I probably won't be very good at this, cuz I'm not sure exactly what to say. Ask me questions? lol

Anyway! My name is Abigail. I'm a Christian teen girl and I live in Brazil with my family - mom, dad and seven little brothers and sisters. I'm from the USA, but we moved here about five years ago. My parents chose Brazil mainly because of church; I guess we're missionaries. :)

I love animals and farm life, even though what we have isn't exactly a farm! Lol. Right now, we have 1 IB peacock, 2 guineas, 4 Muscovies, 50+ chickens (mainly mutts, EEs and banties), a ton of tilapia, koi, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 4 dogs and 2 cows. I used to have a pet burrowing owl (he was a rescue) and Coturnix quail for eggs.

I'm usually hatching - it's so fun, and I love genetics, especially chicken and rabbits! We only have 2 rabbits right now, but this week we should be getting more. Our plan is to breed for meat and possibly sell some, which is exciting (I think so, anyway!)! They're meat mixes - one might have some Silver Fox. The cows are Jerseys, but they're not exactly the classic color. One is six or seven years old and she is pregnant, due in early September (I think - need to check the calendar. Again. Lol). The other is our heifer, her daughter who will be 1 yo come June 19. She's very sweet and my avy is her at six days old! I am not currently milking since our cow is dry. Can't wait to get back into it!

The dogs are my favorite! By far my favorite all time animal - I'm a dog person through and through. ;) We have two brother/sister pairs. Two are three years old, they are Border Collie mixes. Their beautiful mom was my first dog. The other two are mutts who were abandoned here - I think they're around eight months old...I forget exactly. All are pets and family/farm guards. We might be giving one of the puppies to a friend soon because my parents would rather have just three dogs. :(

I'm the caretaker of all the critters, though one of my brothers does like to feed the fish. I LOVE photography, but due to internet I won't be able to post pics nearly as much as I'd like.

We also have a lot of fruits and veggies growing here but I'm less involved with those. I want to start doing more of them this year. Right now we're getting close to winter, and while it doesn't snow or anything here, it does get pretty chilly!

Well, I guess that just about covers it! I'll be trying to post some pics soon, probably tomorrow. :D =D

P. S. Good enough, Micah? :plbb
After some deep thought I have decided to accept your attempt.
With extreme reluctance I proclaim adequacy...
:p

(( :thumbsup ))

And now when your cow freshens you'll have a place where you can post pictures of the calf. Or when you get a bunch of chicks. Or...well...pretty much if anything! This is YOUR thread. Isn't it fun? Told ya you needed one!
 

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After some deep thought I have decided to accept your attempt.
With extreme reluctance I proclaim adequacy...
:p

(( :thumbsup ))

And now when your cow freshens you'll have a place where you can post pictures of the calf. Or when you get a bunch of chicks. Or...well...pretty much if anything! This is YOUR thread. Isn't it fun? Told ya you needed one!

Oh, well, thanks. It's an honor, I'm sure. :rolleyes: XD

Yep, that's all true. It does sound pretty fun! :D =D

Yay! Abigail made a journal!!!
Abigail sounds so weird... KFG :lol:

Yeah, it does! :lol:

Thanks, guys!
 

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Well, I'm a bit older than y'all, but look forward to following your progress and journey! Sounds like you live a really interesting life :D
 

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Well, I'm a bit older than y'all, but look forward to following your progress and journey! Sounds like you live a really interesting life :D

Thanks! I look forward to seeing you. It is interesting...and fun. :D
 

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:frow Welcome, to the journaling experience, from East Texas. :frow

I'm a bit older, even, than @Latestarter. :lol: But, we are from the same corner of Texas. (In fact this afternoon, he is coming over to borrow our Dehorner iron & disbudding box) :D

I look forward to following your adventures in Brazil. Actually, I'm guessing that raising farm animals is similar whether you live in The US, South America, Europe or Africa. Different weather, and terrains, maybe. But, the animals are the same, and there is nothing like cuddling a baby goat, chicken or rabbit, wherever you might live.

Please do post lots of photos. I'm sure you have been here long enough, to know that we are addicted to cute animal photos! :lol:
 

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:frow Welcome, to the journaling experience, from East Texas. :frow

I'm a bit older, even, than @Latestarter. :lol: But, we are from the same corner of Texas. (In fact this afternoon, he is coming over to borrow our Dehorner iron & disbudding box) :D

I look forward to following your adventures in Brazil. Actually, I'm guessing that raising farm animals is similar whether you live in The US, South America, Europe or Africa. Different weather, and terrains, maybe. But, the animals are the same, and there is nothing like cuddling a baby goat, chicken or rabbit, wherever you might live.

Please do post lots of photos. I'm sure you have been here long enough, to know that we are addicted to cute animal photos! :lol:

Thank you!

Haha! Well, I don't think age really matters...I love talking with adults. Especially ones that have a lot of experience and tips for people like me that have a lot to learn. :D It must be neat to know some online friends in real life!

Yep, you got that right!! And it doesn't get old!

Oh yes, I've noticed. :lol: I also love seeing everybody's pictures - I lurked for a long time before joining. :hide
 

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Yes, it is WAY cool! I have had the privilege to meet quite a few BYH'ers in person!
@animalmom
@Latestarter
@Baymule
@goatgurl
@tressa27884

Some of us have even gotten together to share a meal. :hugs It is so much fun! :D


Wow!! That would be awesome! I'd LOVE to meet some of my friends on here and BYC, but it seems like I'm the only one that's in Brazil, lol. Maybe one day I'll be able come back for a visit and meet some of you. :)
 

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