Hello everyone. Obviously I am new to this site so I wanted to say Hello and Good morning. Well a little about me... I'm 32 and happily married to the love of my life, mother of 2 but I have many that have adopted me as Mom, and hopefully two more in the future. I have no homestead yet, I'm just in the planning stages. I have a little over an acre that the tribe is going to help me clean off. The people I evicted were not the cleanest individuals. Once that is done, I'm bringing in truck loads of... I guess soil. Its a mix of fertilizer, soil, and compost. Anyways this will be going down, then my landscaping can happen. I will be leasing the mountain side behind me,which is 5 acres so I can run livestock (woohoo)! My dream is, 25 chickens (I have a huge extended family), a few ducks, couple turkeys, meat rabbits, goats (brushers, meat, and milk), maybe a milk cow (most likely), a breeding pair of pigs, guard geese and a warden peacock, a veggie garden, a rabbit garden, and our smoke house will be rebuilt. Once again this is my dream and will take time to build. And a few dollars as well. Any shortcuts and ways to save are welcome, and i hope to keep everyone updated on the progress of our little homestead. I have lots of questions and very eager to learn! I hope my frequent questions are not going to be bothersome. Thank you to all in advance. Respectfully, Betty Mae Anderson Oh I forgot to add my husbands buddy... He wants a mini goat. He had one when he was younger and it acted just like a dog. It even chased cars! According to my husband this goat shall have run of the property and be King Goat Goat. I beg to differ however LOL And my children want pet Silkie Chickens. Any input on these as pets?