it will be at least a month before we officially start, we just started talking about this more seriously today...but yes, i don't plan on starting until i'm absolutely certain i'm ready to start...even if it means we don't do it until next spring. *hope not* ;)
for laws, i've actually already looked that up, and i have links saved on my computer for departments i need to contact for them to come out and see what we've got going on, and so they can get legal recorded permission from my neighbors...but i'm always nervous of getting into trouble, so i will be double checking for any changes when it comes time - thank you for the kind reminder!!
i'm checking out all breeds!! the ones i listed were just from the couple handfuls i've looked up...thank you for the suggestion, it will be added to my list of breeds to check out, thank you so much!!