Just wanted to say "hey all y'all" from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. My husband and I are (almost) empty-nesters on six acres in the piney woods a bit north of Gulfport. I have a small barnyard flock of a few Cochins, buff Brahmas, white Silkies, a couple of mutts, two black Minorcas, and one dark Cornish. I also raise goats and a few rabbits. Plus assorted farm dogs and cats. My hobbies are baking, cooking, gardening, and shoveling manure. I am an ALBC member, and am interested in eventually settling down to one or two purebred Heritage breeds, but I haven't made my mind as to which yet.