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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by COUNTRYMAN, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2011
    20kidsonhill

    20kidsonhill True BYH Addict

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    We live in the Valley in Virginia. Hello everyone. :frow
     
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  2. Aug 16, 2012
    Hickoryneck

    Hickoryneck Ridin' The Range

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    Any other Va people here? :frow

    I raise Dairy Goats,Chickens,Ducks,Turkeys,Geese, Guineas, a Hog and am building my meat Rabbit herd I am hoping we can add a Beef Steer soon.

    Are any of you going to the Gilmanor Swap sep15th? I will be there it would great to meet some of you
     
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    Bridgemoof

    Bridgemoof Overrun with beasties

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    I'm in Middleburg, VA!
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012
    CocoNUT

    CocoNUT Overrun with beasties

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    WV panhandle - spitting distance from the VA line and about 11 miles from Winchester.
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2014
    Martin Farms

    Martin Farms Exploring the pasture

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    We're from southwestern Virginia. From a tiny county called Tazewell County

    We have beef cattle, Boer and some crossed goats and a hand full of chickens!!
     
  6. Feb 14, 2014
    mysunwolf

    mysunwolf Herd Master

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    We're in Southwest VA, Grayson County--so not too far from you, Martin Farms. We have a few of some different kinds of livestock that we raise just for ourselves, including heifers, bottle lambs, rabbits, chickens, and ducks. But we also raise large numbers of meat chickens each year for the local market.

    So excited that there are other VA people here!
     
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    wolf

    wolf Overrun with beasties

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    I'm in southern Albemarle County. I currently have Peruvian Araucana chickens, a pair of turkeys, a flock of purple/violet cross guineas, two Labradors, three cats, and a colony of rats.
    I want to get building next year, to possibly start some meat rabbits - and have been thinking about doing a pair of feeder lambs every Spring once I get my fencing completed. I used to have milk goats - but arthritic hands don't wanna milk for me much anymore. ;)
     
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  8. Oct 2, 2016
    farmerjan

    farmerjan Herd Master

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    Hi fellow Virginians. Been in Va for 35 years, originally a D****D yankee from CT!!!! Live on the southern aug co/rockbridge co line. My son and I raise beef cattle and sell mostly feeder calves @ 4-500 lbs, rent nearly all the land we farm. I also have several jersey and guernsey cows, am an AI tech, used to do relief breeding when select sires had a tech in aug co. I am a milk tester for UDHIA for 25 years getting ready to retire. Have some purebred show poultry, member VPBA, ran 200 free range layers for several years; raised several breeds turkeys, had 12 sows that I raised feeder pigs on but none right now. We also have White Texas Dall sheep. Have some major joint issues right now but keep hobbling along.
     
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  9. Jul 29, 2017
    wolf

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    "D****D yankee", too! Born in New Jersey across from Staten Island! Tell my friends here "I may be a Yankee by birth - but I'm a Southerner by CHOICE!" Do you have turkeys now? What variety?
     
  10. Jul 29, 2017
    wolf

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    Well I got a pair of lambs - Katahdins from Mr. Wise in Buckingham. They've gotten the pasture grass down below armpit-level, and I frequently take them out back to the cutover, to help clear trails through the growing jungle back there. I may snip a few baby trees here and there, but for the most part - I sit in a chair with a book and coffee, and watch 'em eat. The trail just appears as they move from one spot to the next!

    I've also managed to get Delaware chicken eggs, and now have a fledgling meat-bird flock.