Hi There! Welcome to the Washington group. ALL are welcome! Although many of us are from the wetter side of the state we have folks from all over the place, even Oregon. My daughter used to have a few Neth. Dwarfs, they're so adorable. I didn't realize Cheney has a microclimate. My mom used to be down in Clarkston and her tomatoes were fabulous. Tomatoes are the MOST important thing in my garden! What breeds of chickens do you have?