There is such a fierce wind storm outside today, throwing snow around into drift and making black ice on the roads, I have time to actually do an introduction. Hi, My name is Kasandra and I am from near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has been -20C (-4F), but feels like -30C (-22F) with the wind. This is my first year with my own farm, though I grew up on a goat farm in BC, which is a much milder climate. I took possession of my new 8 acre farm mid Dec, 2018, so have only been in place a little over a month. I didn't wast any time getting started. There was a barn and 6 small out buildings on the property, along with a 40x60 quonset. The barn allowed me to get some new zealand cross rabbits and chickens right off the bat. The Chickens I started off with are a Cochin Rooster, 2 medium brown Brahmas and a young roo (they were all about 5 months I think). This past weekend, from the same farm I got those chickens, I just got 2 silkie hens and a rooster. My wish is to start an Angora goat farm and produce luxury wool for the everyday knitter and spinner. But, for now I am starting with seedlings in the spring, which I will sell at farmers markets at the beginning of the planting season, and chickens. I hope to get some geese to hatch in the spring to be guard animals. Confession: I have already hatched 9/12 eggs in my home made incubator, made out of a styrofoam cooler and I just built a new incubator and have 3.5 doz eggs in. My old incubator has 10 Guinea fowl, 5 muscovy ducks and 2 geese eggs. I don't know how well they will all do together, but the experiment continues. Okay, that's enough for now. Talk to you soon.