Hi, I guess I never made an introduction. I couldn't find one in my threads. So, in order to enter the new contest, here it goes. Born in Louisiana, have been living in Arkansas for over 25 years, during which time I met my wonderful husband who, much to his dismay, got me my start of chickens over ten years ago. Yes, he dearly regrets that decision now. My kids are grown and I have two grandchildren who are wonderful! Even so, my nest is not empty. I have a nice flock of Ameraucana along with their protector, my LGD, Tara. She is a wonderful dog. Also part of the flock are my two small dogs, a pom and a pekeatese. I love them dearly. I also have five cats. Yes, five. What can I say? I'm an animal lover and care for as many as I can. I'm really at my limit though. So, that's all I have. Off to do some date guessing now!