After being almost completely chickenless for the last 5-6 months due to predator attacks, I think I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. I took a break because I was simply tired of losing chicken after chicken, especially after putting in so much time, effort, and not to mention money (which is the sucky part when you're a not-quite-legal teenager with a less than part-time minimum wage job & bills to pay.) just to have it all eliminated bit by bit. A good bit of my predator problem got taken care of this hunting season. The weather has been nice these last few days so I've been out working on the chicken yard & house, working on things that need to be fixed. It's a slow going process, a lot of stuff needing to be done, no financial means for new things & almost no resources to use...plus I'm the only one to work on it. But, I made a small dent in it today (very small), but it's progress. I figure I'll have everything fixed how I want it and as predator proof as I can get it by the middle to the end of March. Here's to hoping, anyway. The best part about all of this and my useless rambling, you ask? I'm actually excited again. I'm looking forward to starting over. I just thought I'd share the news.