I have 11 hens and 1 rooster now on 2 acres. Me and my fiance are loking at buying a 10 acre property that is partly set up for a hobby farm. It has great space for a large garden and has a rudimentary horse shelter. It also has a pen for goats which the previous owner had. It also has a spring fed pond but usually its not completely full all summer. I am currently a stay at home mom and part-time student hoping to major in pre-vet. I would like to know about other hobby farmers and what they experienced with at first and some ideas that they can share with me to maybe make my experience more pleasant. What animals should I start with? What equipment is necessary for a small operation? Any help is appreciated!