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June in SD    Posted 09-19-2002 at 10:50:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How can I post a message or is this an exclusive club. I have a question for EIEIO. Don't make it too hard because When I retired my brain said it was tired all over again.

kraig WY Hey June    Posted 09-19-2002 at 13:37:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
All you need is at least one finger to poke keys (or I suppose a toe wouldn't be any worst then my typeing).

Sounds like you are in the Belle Fouche area. I live just east of Newcastle. Back pasture butts against SD.

June in SD, YEP BELLE FOURCHE    Posted 09-19-2002 at 18:58:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah, Craig. You got it. Know the area from Sand Creek to Caspar reasonably well, including Newcastle. I used to work in Deadwood. You're in the area that first burned out, aren't you. The first time I tried, it wouldn't let me in. And I'm used to rejection, so I figured wrongly. The answers I've received so far have been very kind.

Hogman*** Ya just did------    Posted 09-19-2002 at 11:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'ff'n Ya'd care to, just set a spell,relax'n share tha company. We're a frindly bunch.

EIEIO    Posted 09-19-2002 at 11:07:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where it says name you post your name and where it says subject you put the name and/or topic and than you just type your message.

Also we are exclusive only in the sense that the group is just a great bunch of people who look out for on another and try to help, nag, kid, joke around, brighten spirits etc. Just wear muck boots it does get deep here!!!!!

Hope this helps and welcome aboard!!

June in SD    Posted 09-19-2002 at 11:45:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you.
We seem to have a problem here in western SD. I am trying to find someone who raises chickens. I have been told that most are raising pheasants. Family farms are being phased out. The latest crop we are growing North of Deadwood is houses. Some beautiful grazing land is going for 5 acre lawns to we can mimic those super rich folks who buy $6000 shower curtains. How can I slow this down? How can I get in touch with folks and start some sort of co-op? All this is happening just as our senators are working to cut down on factory farms. The atmosphere should be great for small family farms. Right now I have a small backyard behind a car repair shop and a tiny house and a social security check which comes in right at $600. I miss my small acreage we used to have down south. No I don't miss the south. I want to get started here. Does anyone have any ideas. Help! Please!!

JoeK    Posted 09-19-2002 at 15:13:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would start my queries with you County Extension Office,County Agent or what.They should be able to point you to local 4H,Farmers Union,NFO,Grange and similar groups.Also your Town or Township Officials.Talk to exhibitors at local fairs/festivals,,these folk tend to be "small holders" and not large corporate farms.
County Boards often have the power to pass legislation governing land usage,so get with them too.

EIEIO-WISE WONDERFUL MENTORS HELP    Posted 09-19-2002 at 12:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
June I put the call out and I am sure you will get help from the wise and wonderful mentors out there. I am still a partial "Greenhorn", and everything I learned has been on this site so stick around, ask questions and you will get help and answers to your questions!!

June in SD    Posted 09-19-2002 at 14:26:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks. Our state is divided in half. East River and West River. The River that my youngest grandson named the Big Ucky is the Mo. The west river area that I live in was more mining, lumbering and sheep. There is a combination guaranteed to screw up the landscape. I figure if I can find the people who have small flocks and find markets for them, I can get them organized. Maybe I can even convince some of the yuppies out there to raise a few to pay their taxes. Then by working out a co-op amybe we can make it pay. Most of them don't even know what a chicken tractor is, and boy would we have had fat chickens on the grasshopper invasion we had this summer. They, the grasshoppers, not the yuppies, even gnawed my rhubarb down to the ground. But they don't like mint.
I'm just not sure how to get hold of these people.
I'm trying to find grant money for some of the equipment I've got planned. But first I need a market which I already have an idea for from things I have read on this site. Forgive me for rambling. I've got ideas running in my head.

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