My husband Bill and I have been married for 20 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 8 grandchildren.We share the love of the outdoors whether it is fishing or hunting or just sitting on the back porch chillin. We love to fish and have our own "ittle piece of heaven" in the town of Suwannee, Florida where the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico meet, so we have the best of fresh or saltwater fishing. We switch gears when the weather gets cold and hunt for 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,to learning how to feed & water the animals.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 Silkies and Showgirls and the Splash variety. They took my breath away when I first saw them! My husband jokes that the birds get more attention than he does! LOL! He has been wonderful through the whole process!!! Mr.Sunshine(Bill) built me a great "Condo" for my hobby (12x80) and just completed a 12x27 "Brooder house". It was just what I needed to incubate,& hatch chicks and groom at show time!!
In addition to my Silkies, I also raise and exhibit Bantam Golden Laced Polish with my sister. Bill has his showbirds too! He raises Mandarin Ducks and Gray and White Call Ducks....In addition to the chickens and ducks, we also have a quad of peacocks and 2 Great Pyrenees dogs to protect the flock
I am District 2 Director for the American Silkie Bantam Club and I am a Master Exhibitor and MASTER BREEDER in the White Variety!!