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Old 09-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello from the thriving metropolis and cultural mecca of the American South known as Covington Tennessee! Or as we like to call it, the armpit of the world. My name is Claire and I live on a small 40 acre family farm, where we are slowly but surely converting from mostly pasture land to a permaculture based homestead and poultry farm. I live here with my amazing husband of 11 years and our approximately 90 kids. Of course, all of our kids have fur or feathers. We've got about 80 chickens (though no one stands still long enough for an accurate count ), 4 dogs, 2 donkeys, and 3 horses. Needless to say it's never a dull moment around here!

I look forward to meeting more of you and learning more about the nanny world! We've got our first greenhouse up and have been given our first banana tree with no idea whatsoever what to do with it! Rest assured I'll be picking many brains in the forums.

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Claire from New Jersey ( aka " the armpit of America" ), very cool turning your pasture to use as permaculture and congrats on the greenhouse. Do you know what kind of banana you're growing? I'm sure you'll find all you need to know here.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just spent a few minutes reading your blog about eggs. Good stuff, thanks!
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ba GAWK right back at cha! Welcome aboard from the Sunshine State, aka North Cuba.
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"Hi, my name is Ante, and I'm..... I'm a banana addict."
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Thanks a bunch for the welcome (no banana pun intended...okay well, maybe intended a little).

Wish I did know what kind of banana tree was given to us! All they can tell us is it's a 5 foot tall producing banana tree. It's a mystery nanny!

That's so kind of you to say about the blog, and reminds me I need to update it! I've been working on the same entry for over a week now! I kept thinking things would slow down as fall approached, and now I realize how incredibly foolish that was of me. Seems it's even crazier now than before as we get ready for colder weather. In fact, it seems I think every time the seasons change I'll have some down time and yet it never quite works out that way. I must say though, it sure beats punching a timecard, even if I do work 365 days out of the year!

Anyway, I'm back to work now. I'm clearing out sunflowers and planting millet for the gals. Then I'll be back for some forum frolicking after dark.

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Welcome from Nashville.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Welcome!!

I have 6 guinea hens, and 5 acers of land they free range on. A couple of years ago I had 4 chickens on pasture. Love your blog!!

Wanted to show a pic of my guineas from a couple months ago:






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Welcome from Southern California. We have chickens too but our banana trees outnumber our chickens 13 to 3 (We also have about 1% of the land that you do).
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Welcome from the opposite end of TN! I'm about 45 min. east of Knoxville.

We have chickens too, although they are mostly pets, and our bananas do outnumber our chickens.
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Welcome to the site! It would prolly be a good idea to get your banana ID'd since there aren't many kinds that will survive in the winter. I've never actually lived on a farm but it sounds like tons of fun!
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Welcome from the opposite end of TN! I'm about 45 min. east of Knoxville.

We have chickens too, although they are mostly pets, and our bananas do outnumber our chickens.
You are in my neck of the woods! I was born and raised in Knox Vegas, and hubby and I still have a home in Cosby (1/2 way between G'burg and Newport).

I miss my hills SO much! But here we have quite a bit of land, so it's a trade off. Eventually our plans are to sell all the land we have out here to buy a larger plot in a more mountainous region. No idea where yet, but learning towards Montana. Being raised in E Tn makes a person always need mountains!

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Welcome to the site! It would prolly be a good idea to get your banana ID'd since there aren't many kinds that will survive in the winter. I've never actually lived on a farm but it sounds like tons of fun!
Thanks Cory! This tree is actually producing, apparently. I can't imagine someone wanting to give away a producing nanny tree! We try to eat local and organic (as possible), and are slowly making the attempt at going off grid. That translates to me not having a fresh nanny in years. Who knows if this experiment will work, but I figure the only failure I could truly have is just not trying at all.

I'll see if I can get a little more info out of the nanny tree's mom though, so it will have the best chance as possible to thrive.

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Good luck! Btw, that's my motto: To try is to risk failure BUT to not try, guarantees it!
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