I hav'nt been on much in the last 5 months. We sold our place in western wa and moved to Newport (eastern wa). We bought 10 acres with an old trailer on it, then bought a newer single wide and put it where the old one was. Its a lot of work moving all those animals and our stuff but we did it, in early march no less! that was an experience! we thought we could get here and slam in a bunch of fence posts and put up a fence like in western wa. Boy where we wrong! the ground didnt thaw out for another month. The 8 goats and 1 sheep had to live in the stock trailer for longer than they wanted! the chickens got to move out of crates and into a converted garden shed after only about a week. the cat moved into the tool shed and the dogs were in the trailer with us. Then the goats started having babies 2 days after we arrived! thank the Lord we had the pump house, the babies went in there, in a stock tank. I think we did pretty well, we moved 5 pregnant goats, 2 bucks, 1 sheep, 18 chickens, 1 cat, and 3 dogs. 3 of the goats gave birth within 2 weeks of getting there. the other 2 a month later. as of june first we have only lost 1 animal, a baby goat. but we have add a nice ram, some turkeys and rabbits to our farm. we have put in fences, built a goat barn onto the tool shed, put in a good sized garden(I'm learning to be patient and not plant too soon!) planted some blueberrys and strawberries, and have learned that we have a lot to learn about where we are! Its been an adventure finding which feed stores we like, which grocerie stores to go to, and what to wait to buy until we are going to Spokane. The people here are friendly and very willing to answer questions about just about everything. Dh just got a job and we are settling in. One thing that was a huge help was that another family moved with us. they lived with us, in their fifth-wheel trailer, untill they found a house and moved into it this last weekend. It worked out really well and us women didnt feel quite so alone in a new land! Well thats my update, I hope to be able to contribute on the lists again now that I have a little more time now! Kathy, from Newport Wa.