My husband, Bill, and I have been married for 18 years. He and I were the "Brady Bunch" of sorts when we met. We both had 2 teenagers. We have a "blended" family! We have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.We share the love of the outdoors whether it is fishing or hunting or just sitting on the back porch watching our own animals. We love to fish and have a place where the Suwannee river and the Gulf of Mexico meet, so we have the best of fresh or saltwwater fishing. We switch gears when the weather gets cold and deer hunt. We have some beautiful trophies! We want our grandchildren to share our love for the outdoors and our chickens, turkeys and ducks are a way to do that. They can learn so much from watching eggs hatch,learning how to feed & water them, to showing them at the county fairs. Seeing their faces when they get a blue ribbon is priceless! Video games, IPods,and MP3's are a no-no when they come to the farm. They explore, dig,and amuse themselves doing things outside. It is important to us that they learn common sense as well. It is our love for our children and grandchildren that is most important to us at this time in our lives As for Bill & I, we love being "Nana & Papa", and enjoy every minute that we have together! We hope that our grandchildren can appreciate the outdoors as we do and carry on the tradition.
Our main flock is bearded Silkies. I raise and exhibit White, Splash, Black & Blue. They have stolen my heart!! My breeding program is always an ongoing project. I have had some wonderful mentors and great "long distance" silkie friends that share their experiences with me. My husband alway says that he wishes that he was one of my silkies because of all of the attention they get! LOL! He has been wonderful through the whole process!!! Mr.Sunshine(Bill) built me a great "Condo" for my hobby and just completed a 12x27 "Brooder house". It was just what I needed to raise chicks and groom at show time!! What a wonderful hubby!
I have Mille Fleur d'Uccle bantams as well. I love this breed. We have placed very well in our showing of this great little bird. Bill has his birds too! He raises Mandarin Ducks and Gray and White Call Ducks....There is alot going on at the farm!!!!
I am also District 2 Director for the American Silkie Bantam Club.