We also have fish and pet birds - an Amazon parrot, a parakeet and also several Spanish Timbrado canaries that I breed and raise. My husband Rob carefully tends his chickens, and he takes great pride in their well-being and happiness! (The big, brown eggs are nice, too!) In my 'free' time, I also enjoy writing, gardening, needlework and wildlife. We live among white-tail deer (and subterranean rodents, both of which just laugh at my attempts at gardening as they munch away) as well as abundant birdlife, which we enjoy feeding and watching.
We also share our home with Aaron, our soon-to-be eighteen year old who will be graduating this spring and attending college this fall. Needless to say, our house is filled with lots of food and hard rock music! He has grown accustomed to the pets and plants, although I think when he moves out on his own, he won't have either.