Hey, we're supposed to sign the papers on the singlewide in the morning to be moved out to the five acres we signed the papers on last Monday. We've got a bunch of parrots to move, along with rabbits and six hens and many other assorted household pets. What about other animals, what should be next? Here's a copy and paste from my last update thread, but the animal part was overlooked. What are your thoughts on my game plan? We plan on adding Goats. I'd like myotonic fainting goats but we also need a milk goat. I think I like the idea of the myotonics being easier to fence in. My wife likes the idea of boers and nubians. She'd like to get two nubian does and a boer buck. Cross breed the two so we can butcher the kids and milk the nubians. Now that we have more land that is completely unrestricted, way, way out in the boonies with our closest neighbors having 100+ "pit games" in his yard, I want pigs. I think I'd like to raise potbellieds for meat. She would rather buy a feeder pig every spring and have it butchered in the fall. We're also going to get more poultry. More chickens for sure, something to raise for meat. Again, I'd like to get a dual purpose breed to raise our own chicks year after year, but she would rather just order in broiler chicks to raise. I also want turkeys, again the same with the chickens. I'd rather get some blue slates but she'd rather just order a few of the bbwhites. We both want muscovy ducks so we're going to be on the lookout for some of those. If we get pot belly pigs, can they be pastured with the goats? I'll probably pinion the muscovys so they will be grounded and not tempted to stray into the lake across the road. Maybe we'll just get some geese instead. I saw some pictures of some "blue slate sebastopols." If I put the ducks or geese in the pasture with the goats, I shouldn't let the pigs in, should I? I've never considered pigs before. Never before have I had the opportunity to have them. We also need some cherry trees and strawberry plants. She wants 10 apple trees and I want some pear trees. Gooseberries sound interesting. Sorry, we've already packed all my books. The only reading material I have available (besides my Bible) are all those wonderful spring catalogs for seeds and fruit trees and baby chickens. I'm having a hard time going to bed. I've tried twice so far and can't close my eyes for thinking about all the plans for the new place.