Hi, my name is Beth and I have a small backyard flock of light sussex. I am patiently awaiting the time that I can have acreage and a free ranging flock. The rest of my family consists of an understanding husband, 3 children (13, 11, 9), 3 dogs (2 labs and a mixed breed), 3 cats and a leopard gecko. My house is crazy but I love it. I have my first garden also this year also and would love advice. I am a northern girl to the core, love the four seasons, fall is my favorite and I can't wait to see the leaves change. Very happy to be around other chicken people.