First, the who(s). Currently they consist of three old farts, 2 & 1/2 cats, & 2 dogs. The cast is definitely subject to change.
4/21/16 update: We've grown to 7 RIR layers, 1 rooster, 2 Nigerian dwarves 2 barn cats and 3 occasional canines.
The what when & where: Recently Purchased a small acreage outside a small town in the mid-west. There's a house in decent shape, a large metal building, and an assortment of barns, smoke houses, coops & sheds that range from poor to awful to amazing shape. Unfortunately, the amazing part is only that the darn thing is still standing! There's a wee bit of woods, no fence to speak of, but a fair number of fence post in place, no discernible garden or fields, nor water, other than the city hook up. The house does have a metal roof, which I think will prove to be a positive when it comes to water collection systems.