Hello from Columbus, Ohio

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by barb_jess, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. barb_jess

    barb_jess Junior Member

    12
    Dec 17, 2012
    central Ohio
    Now that I am retired, I have decided that I would like to raise vegetables, chickens and goats out in the country. Not knowing anything, I spent the Summer working on a farm that raised vegetables for a market so I got some experience for growing vegetables.

    Still don't know anything about chickens and goats so I am hoping to pick up any information possible which led me to this site. This site seems to have a lot of information and helpful people so I am hoping to learn from all of you.
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Welcome Barb_Jess from Seattle area!
    Glad you're with us, you will indeed learn alot, keep reading.
    My hub is from near Youngstown.:cheers:
     

  3. ThreeHavens

    ThreeHavens 7 does - 2 bucks - 1 wether

    Oct 20, 2011
    New Jersey
    Welcome! I'm glad you're taking the time to learn, there sure is a lot out there!
     
  4. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Welcome from Northern Ohio! :)
     
  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Welcome from North Central Ohio! :wave:

    Not sure where you are in Columbus but I will be moving a little north of Columbus to Cardington in the near future.
     
  6. fd123

    fd123 Senior Member

    730
    May 29, 2012
    macon, Ga.
    Welcome from Macon, Ga!!
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Active Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Swanzey,NH
    welcome from New Hampshire. I am learning every day and I haven't got my goats yet. Just chickens and ducks.
     
  8. caprine crazy

    caprine crazy Boer Lover 4 Life!

    Jun 12, 2012
    Eminence, IN
    Welcome from Indiana! I hope someday that I can move to Columbus temporarily for college. I would like to attend Ohio State for veterinary medicine. I really liked the campus when I went back in May for their open house.
     
  9. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Welcome from south east Indiana!
     
  10. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Welcome from West Central PA!! I have family in Amanda and Minerva :wave:

    There is a TON of info here... lots of reading, any questions you may have will be willingly answered :)
     
  11. goatiegurl*Oh

    goatiegurl*Oh Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Ohio

    Small world, I'm only 40 mins from Minerva.
     
  12. Sundancer

    Sundancer Never poke a sleeping Pom...

    We retired a few years ago and although we have had horses, dogs and cats for a loooong time, we had not had goats. Once we got the place we wanted and took our sweet time fixing it up (read 5 years or so) we decided goats would be the next logical step for milk, meat, soap and all that. We knew nothing about goats but since being here we have learned lots and have a nice little herd of 6 evil little NG's that totally rule the farm. We love 'em to death and are thrilled with having them.

    Hang here and you'll learn more than you need to know plus get the pleasure of "pooch pics" :D

    And welcome to the family ;)
     
  13. Tlambert95

    Tlambert95 Member

    229
    Oct 15, 2012
    Welcome! I am in PA right now but will be moving back to Ohio in June near Zanesville. Welcome to the forum. What kind of things are you wanting from your goats? Knowing what you want out of them might help you decide a breed for sure.
     
  14. riaketty

    riaketty New Member

    65
    Feb 22, 2009
    Millersport, Ohio
    Welcome from Millersport, OH! We're about 30 min east of Columbus.

    This board is awesome. Glad to have you!
     
  15. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Welcome from Southern Ohio
     
  16. Liberty Farms

    Liberty Farms Junior Member

    55
    Mar 1, 2012
    Gallipolis Ferry, WV
    Welcome from WV. I am only 2 hrs from Columbus,oh
     
  17. NigerianGirl

    NigerianGirl Junior Member

    570
    Jan 29, 2011
    Arkansas
    Welcome from Arkansas !!
     
  18. barb_jess

    barb_jess Junior Member

    12
    Dec 17, 2012
    central Ohio
    Right now I am in Hilliard (just west of Columbus) but hope to be moving toward Logan county soon.
     
  19. barb_jess

    barb_jess Junior Member

    12
    Dec 17, 2012
    central Ohio
    I am going to be needing both dairy and meat from goats. I think the Nigerian Dwarfs are adorable (dairy) but don't know enough to say what I will need yet. I have a lot to learn.