I'm from NW PA...Mercer County area bordering on Crawford County.
Myself, hubby, three children, dog, cat and 14 chickens live on 12 acres of beautiful country land.
I work for a local liberal arts college in the publications department and my hubby is in the heating and air conditioning business. Our children are 5, 10 and 15 years of age and I'm not sure which is more of a challenge...the children or the chickens!
We enjoy gardening and spending time with our family. We are hoping to make the best of our 12 acres by living off the land and maybe going back in time instead of forward and doing things the "natural" way. We have a lovely big ol vegetable garden and herb garden. With the increasing cost of everything we are trying to cut corners anywhere we can thus the gardens and the chickens. We are new to the chicken raising world, but loving it so far. Our chickens are for both egg and meat purposes. I'm hoping in the future to maybe get a goat...to help keep up with the grass and a little cow. We have lots of wooded acres as well. We have a compost and give back to the earth what it provides for us.
Here's a link if you'd like to see my babies...both chicks and children http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Thanx for letting me be a part of this wonderful site!