Stories that span time are always interesting to me, to see the changes in a person’s life over decades is fascinating. I enjoyed reading about your move and your goats and chickens, as I am following a very similar path myself. I’m early in the process now — just three weeks post-move from the Bay Area to a small NorCal town, with wife and 2 dogs, and a meadow that will someday soon (I hope) house a barn with some goats and chickens. I’ll write about it someday. In the meantime I’ll be watching your posts to learn what the future holds for farmer Derek.