Hello I am new here. *waves* My screen name sums me up... I love my chooks! I live near Picton nsw and am hoping there might be members from the highlands, macarthur or Goulburn areas I could make new pals with as I don't know too many likeminded souls. I am limited to train/bus/pony(when she behaves..er never) foot and pedal power. So I can visit anyone along the train line between syd and goulburn...maybe even Canberra on a good day! If you are on the Thirlmere loop line thats fine too. Or if you drive you can visit me if you like. I would love to chat to anyone who loves all things poultry, plants, animals in general and living the simple life iin the bush/country. Or anyone stuck in the burbs who is still trying to do the best they can with what they have. I want to start a poultry fanciers group in the Wollondilly shire, but anyone outside that area willing to travel is welcome. I only decided today that I am going to do this.. mainly because I want to meet others and start up a network for people in my district to meet, share info, learn and trade poultry and related goods. I have found it hard to meet anyone near me with intersting poultry or goods for sale or swap etc, which is weird because I here roosters and ducks wherever I go. Has anyone had experience with setting something like this up? I was thinking of just printing some flyers and dropping them around town inviting people to join. It will be free, unless we have a meeting, and I would just encourage everyone to pitch in for lunch or tea. I would also love to find some penpals from anywhere at all. I love people with their own ideas, who are bit odd or eccentric and have their own style. I am also an artist and studying to be a garden designer. Sarah.