Being that I live between CP and Tom I will put forth my info.
My Name is Angi Harrover I am 35 married for 9 Years Nov 20th and have 2 kids Boys Alan Age 7 will be 8 Dec 3rd and Michael Age 4 will be 5 Jan 14 he was my preemie baby. My husband is a firefighter for CAL FIRE and has been since right out of high school in 1979 Yes he is 13 years older then me. He should be able to retire in 2 years at 50 with 20 years on paper but 30+seasons total.
I am a chronic pain patient with Fibromyalgia, restless legs, IBS, Chronic Fatigue, Degenerative Discs in my Mid Back (thoracic Spine) and am getting rheumatoid arthritis. I also have TMJ (which is jaw joints) and have had a failed surgery 2 1/2 years ago. I am bone on bone in my jaw and can barely open to eat and am on a soft diet for the last 10 years. I will need titanium jaw joint implants in the next 5 to 7 years. Trying to hold out as long as I can with out messing up what bone I have to be able hold the implants. I have to go with titanium due to a nickel allergy. I wear a pain patch that delivers pain meds 24/7 and I change it every 48 hrs. I also have break through pain meds and muscle relaxers for pain that breaks through my every day in and out pain. Like when I over do it doing a cut out on a hive of bees. Or working my bees all day making splits you get the idea. Or like what I will be doing this month later is processing 6 turkeys for thanksgiving for clients.
I have a small farm (HHH Farms) CSA (community supported ag) that is organic. I grow Organic heirloom tomatoes and lots of organic veggies and fruit. I should have our first crop of Asparagus next year it has took 3 years for the crowns to build up before you can harvest.
I am also a breeder of Rare and heritage breed poultry. I breed and sale started birds, chicks, poults and hatching eggs. I ship hatching eggs all over the usa. I breed Black and Chocolate Muscovy Ducks, Cuckoo and Black Copper Maran Chickens (they lay a dark chocolate/dark wet terracotta color eggs), Mottled Black Heritage turkeys which are rare. I have orders with deposits on 8 turkeys for thanksgiving and christmas and I also raise and sale broilers/ roasters game hens at different times of the year. I process them my self and sale to my clients. Ca law states we can sale a total of 1000 chickens with each turkey being like 4 chickens toward our total. I also breed and sale Jumbo Coturnix quail. I own a big sportsman incubator that will incubate up to 350 chicken eggs and 200 turkey eggs at one time. I could also if I wanted to incubate 1400 quail eggs if I needed to but sure dont want to lol. I also process them out and sale.
I have just made my farm web site. http://www.tripplehfarms.com which has a store right now all it has is the honey and comb honey. But soon it will also have my home made lotions, soaps, shampoos, creams, rubs and balms, and liquid soap. I also make made to order soaps. I order organic oils where they are available. I like making the lotions and soaps with out all of the additives you can not read.
I have right now a small farm apiary with 2 one outyard. The home hives I have are 6 which most were swarms or cut outs from this year. A few of them need to be split. I have 2 others that are in the outyard near Almonds and was cotton. One hive is small and one is very very strong. I plan on adding a few frames to the smaller hive. I did a month ago and it really helped them allot. I so swarms and cutouts and even though my chronic pain gets in the way I stay busy. Some people when I tell them they say no you dont. I tell them I try to hide it. As you can not tell when someone has a hidden illness like I do.
Winter is the worst time of year for our family. My hubby gets laid off from his job every winter and we loose out insurance. He just got laid off effective Monday and will not get picked back up till Feb. I try to get my meds mail order for 3 months to cover me. Christmas is also hard because of the no money we basically live off of one 3rd of his pay in the winter. And with propain as high as it is it makes it hard to keep the house warm. As I need to be kept warm in order to not be in so much pain. As with arthritis if you get cold you hurt more.
I have been trying to find a beekeeper to go in on Almonds with in order to make some money to be able to expand and pay some bills. As you read he is laid off in the winter time and this is when we need the money the most. AS yes he gets picked up in the middle of Feb but his pay check for March 1st will be only 7 days of pay that we have to make last till a full pay check on April 1st. Hopefully this will change when he is able to retire. As we are wanting to build the apiary up and be able to supplement his retirement with it. Because I can not work. The farm and breeding birds is my job. I can not get disability or ssi due to the 2 years I worked as a firefighter for the state CAL Fire they do not pay into Social Security and that messed up my entire try of filing for disability which I would have qualified for other wise. I hate having money issues like this as there is so much I would like to do. And I would like to expand so I have enough hives to pollinate a small Almond Orchard my self each year to make some money. I would have had a place if I had 60 hives this year. Hopefully if all goes well and splits goes well I should be there in the next year or so.
I used to be a vet tech and went to school for it. Although I could not find a job in the field after I graduated and got my license. I am now considered a libality due to we have to deal with drugs and I am on pain meds high doses and they feel that is to much of a libality working in the medical field as at vet offices we dispense the meds. I used to break and train horses and used to ride and train race horses. I did Jr rodeo and used to do Show Jumping Dressage and 3 day eventing with horses. I have done so much in my short life that it sucks I can not do it all now. I wish I could afford a horse again but I can not. Actually they eat more then my 200 rare and heritage breed poultry.
Well this is about boring ole me. I would also like to learn how to Make Mead one day. I have made Beer a few times.
Central Valley Near Fresno
Angi of HHH Farms Hanford Ca
Organic Farm & heritage, rare breed poultry, ducks, quail