... after years of planning, I put the plan into action & ordered my chicks. The chicks should be moving swiftly across country as I type & arrive on Bainbridge Island, WA Friday morning. Still have to work out the details w/the postmaster. I have the brooder setup and all necessary preparations have been made. I'm surrounded by stacks of well-read backyard poultry, hobby farms, & mother earth news magazines and piles of coop building materials collected over the past couple years. Now I have to get to work on the coop, hoping my building skills can outpace the growth of the chicks. More to come ... we're just getting started!