I am wife to lou, mommy to 2 lo's ages 2 & 3. Adoptive mommy to 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parrots, 2 goldfish, 1 box turtle, and lbnl 13 hens, most unnamed except for my 3 favs...Tuckey (my handicapped brahma hen), Stella (my constantly broody buff orp), Abbetta (a very sweet albeit extremely dumb polish), and my pride and joy Roo, Sir Perry van Winkle, an enormous sweet mild mannered lavender brahma. I started with 17, lost 2 very young, raised another polish roo as well, but he was a stinker so he got the pot. I am a beginning but aspiring homesteader, and am working towards self sufficiency having just completed my first year of my 5 year plan. Nice to meet yall!