Hi Kiddies! I am currently enacting the stereotype of "middle-aged hag escaping the corporate rat race and the big salary and big city to find peace and contentment in the simple country life". Yep, nobody's ever done THAT before. No chickens yet, still studying coop plans and breeds. My big worry is predators--my 5 wooded acres are loaded with racoons, hawks, owls, the occasionaly fox, and I've even seen something weasel-y in the neighborhood. So I need to build carefully, and no matter how good a job I do I know I must steel myself to suffering losses. Wish me luck!