Hi, I live in Orange County CA where I grew up riding horseback through the strawberry fields. There are few strawberry fields left and even fewer stables but I still have the beach. I am going to raise some chickens partially because it will make my mother in law happy and also because I am happiest when I am around animals. I am glad I found this site and look forward to spending time on it and absorbing everybodys wealth of information. Thank you in advance!