I'll start at the begining, my dad lost his job. We knew we would have to move (for the 6th time in 5 years). let me tell you about where we lived, it was an island in puget sound, WA. It was natural and in the country and I LOVED it. I did NOT want to move again. I am a person who would live in a tree in the middle of a forest if I could. Nature is where I feel at home and happy. So moving away from the island really hurt me. My dad got a job offer in salem OR, and that is where I wanted to be ( or so I thought). We had been searching for a house and weren't having any luck. My dad left for Salem 2 weeks before us and he found a house for us. I NEVER EVEN SAW IT! I had no say in the matter but dad made it sound soooo great. So we pack up the truck and drive down to our new house. When we get there I am horrified. It is a house in the middle of a suburban neighborhood with only a fence between houses and NO green areas nearby. The house itself is great but i really dont care about the house, I care about the yard and area around it. The yard is TINY, barely big enough for the chickens and the closest natural area is 2 MILES AWAY. This is exactly the OPPOSITE of the house I wanted. I could deal with it if the yard was bigger or there was a open space nearby, but this has NEITHER. And this is where I am going to LIVE for at least the next FOUR YEARS! GAAAAAAA!