So it's been a long while since I visited this site. Much has happened in that time. Two chickens lost to dog attack, started a full-time job which caused my 2012 veg garden to suffer greatly, got divorced... it's been a busy time. However, my new best friend lives across the street and can't wait to help me revive my once thriving practice -- growing food in my 10 raised beds, tending my mini fruit orchard, and helping me acclimate the two new pullets I’ll bring into the family this spring. I also want to add a rain garden along the street line of my front yard since our yard slopes to the street and lots of water tends to collect there. So many ideas!!!