Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tara and I live in a rural town in the western Maine foothills and Lake Region with my husband and our 5 year old daughter. Our interests and hobbies include hunting (for food, not sport), fishing, beekeeping, and gardening. We are working toward the goal of purchasing our own property in the surrounding area where we can have an even larger vegetable garden, greenhouses, honeybees, chickens, goats, and perhaps other animals, and to live more like we remember living when we grew up. In the meantime, my husband (a carpenter) had promised me a small greenhouse and chicken coop in time for spring planting a d chicks! Maine winters are long (though it is freakishly warm here today) and it's something to look forward to!