I’ve been a country girl all my life. For most of that time we lived in the city, but sometimes we’d drive through the countryside and I’d stare out the windows at all that S-P-A-C-E and wish I had a place out there.
Seven years ago my husband, Jay, and I finally took the plunge and bought a 12-acre farmstead 40 miles from the nearest major city! There are a few smaller cities nearer than that and a town of 200 residents about five miles away, but we love it out here. The first thing we did that spring was order lots of day-old chicks.
I love chickens. They make me smile. And they’re relatively easy to keep. We have free-range chickens, which means that we open the coop every morning that it’s above freezing and the chickens run all over the place, eating grasses, bugs, and who knows what else, and enjoying happy, cage-free lives. Look for pictures of our current flock on this website.
We also have three Cocker Spaniels, several farm cats, and two indoor cats. And a partridge in a pear tree. (My husband likes to add that last part, but it’s not true. We don’t have any pear trees. Yet.)
Someday I’d like to own horses, too. But Jay isn’t convinced. I’m still working on him. I hope you find something on my website that encourages you to become a cock-eyed optimist. Thanks for visiting!