We were looking to move to the country for 8 years. During that time I read, hung out on the internet and talked to oodles of people about anything FARM ANIMAL. Now we have a home on 5 rural acres and I have a small menagerie. 2 Donkeys, Jasmine and Magnolia 7 goslings, 6 African, 1 emden 15 Muscovy ducklings 24 chicks, 12 EE and 12 mutts 3 dogs who have been around a few years: Cleo and Connor are Rotties, Poppy is a Pit Bull. I feel I have a nice start; hubby thinks we have enough Good thing he does not count noses I am totally new to rural life, but I feel like I finally came home. I will stay here till I turn up my toes. BYC has been a valuable resource to me. Thank all of you for sharing your experiences. I LOVE FLORIDA!!