I love where I live and autumn is my favorite time of year. We have two farms that equal 180 acres and raise hay and cattle. After I retired from a hospital lab, I thought I was going to finally have time to do more quilting (which I love), but in late April we purchased 6 little brown leg horns. My life has been changed! They were in a large box in my laundry room for about 2 months, then we put up what my husband calls our "China" coop and run. They out grew that, so my husband, with his trusty tractor, brought an 8 ft X 8 ft shed from up on the hill and placed it in our backyard. We had to practically re-build this to make it safe for the chickens. The run is 12 ft X 15 ft and completely covered with bird netting on top. The rest is hard cloth. The ladies are finally starting to lay and I'm averaging 4 eggs per day. Here are some pictures of our journey! Sorry, the first pic is turned wrong... The "China" coop and run Getting close! Small first egg! My husband plants winter wheat for his cattle, so I talked him into saving the bottom of a sack to plant a garden for our chickens, who have annihilated the grass in the pen. Pictures of fall flowers on our farm. Aren't these just the most beautiful creatures! That's Belle with her perfect comb in front on the left picture. 2 eggs and the "helper". Every time I knock the wooden ball out, it finds its way back in! Sort of like a teddy bear or a pacifier, so I just leave it. The run is just to the right of the beautiful sunset picture. Hope you've enjoyed my pictures! Thank you for looking!