Guest post by Pam Baker
something, my husband and I had grown tired of the suburban life. Well, actually, I had grown tired; my husband was quite satisfied with our lifestyle in a “town” of almost 500,000 souls. But wanting to live closer to family was a goal we both shared. Winding up on a property of approximately 105 acres with the ability to grow or raise anything we chose was an absolute dream come true for me. A bare 15 minutes from the 4th largest town in Vermont, population 12,000, our little piece of countryside is typical of rural Vermont. It contains eleven or so acres of pasture with the remaining northeastern woods. Unfortunately, there are no fences around the pastures and one section hasn’t been mowed or grazed in so long that at present it is not usable for grazing. The first year we settled in and explored our area while making plans for the upcoming growing year. Part of those plans included raising chickens.