Somehow I missed officially introducing myself, so here it is... My name is Jessi, and I live in the beautiful mountains of SW Virginia, actually the New River Valley if you want to get specific. I'm married to who I believe is my soulmate! My husband Kenny is a professional firefighter/paramedic, and we run a landscape business on the side. Keeps us very busy this time of year usually, however our current drought has not helped! We have 3 boys, the 2 oldest are from my husband's previous marriage but I love and care for them just the same! The boys are ages 14, 12, and 8. They've all really surprised me with how helpful and attentive they've been to our backyard flock! Currently our yard is home to 4 chickens (2 olive eggers, 2 california whites), 2 ducks (KC Drake & Runner hen), and last but not least, 2 geese (Pomeranian goose, Cotton patch gander). We also have 2 dogs and 1 cat! I'm proud to say a lot of our animals are rescues, which remains a cause very near and dear to my heart! I've learned so much, and gotten so much guidance during my time here at BYC! I look to be around stalking your threads for a long time! I truly appreciate you guys welcoming me with open wings to your amazing flock!