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Carl Trotz
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Hi everyone,

I've been consulting these forums for some time and have found a great deal of useful information here. I decided I should finally sign up and join in.

I live in upstate NY (zone 5), on heavy clay at about 1200 feet elevation. My lifelong interest is in low-maintenance/feralizing edible plants, herbaceous perennials especially. I've kept chickens on a small scale for years (currently ten - Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex), and this year I’ve begun my adventure as a beekeeper. We'll see how long that lasts... Mere days after installing the nuc, we had our first-ever black bear visit; he fortunately missed the hive and tore open the chicken coop instead. Luckily I chased him off with no casualties among the hens - he was eating their food. The next day I installed plenty of electric fence. I hope it does the trick.

I'd like to thank all of you involved here for the excellent advice provided on these pages, free of charge. I hope that whatever contributions I can make will serve as a kind of repayment for the value I’ve received.
 
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Hi Carl, welcome to the forums, I'm glad that there's been helpful knowledge shared here.

Can't wait to see what kind of projects you have going on. Don't forget pictures, we love pictures here!
 
Carl Trotz
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Thank you. As for pictures, I'll have to figure out how that's done. I know I saw a thread about it here somewhere, so I'll give it a try some time soon.
 
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