I am a wife - we just celebrated our 50th anniversary this past April (2010) - we married in our teens and were high school sweethearts - Mom to 2 and Nana to 5 grands.
We live in California's Mother Lode area of the Sierra Nevada foothills. We like to call it "God's Country" – as we love it so.
It is a very historic area, and we have a lot of fun exploring it and all the little towns here.
We live on one acre, and though we don't own any animals, there are lots that hang out here…..a covey of quail in the berry bush by the back fence, lots of birds that keep my feeders busy, coyotes in the field next to the back fence, hawks and owls (who keep the gopher and mole population down, but haven't seemed to hurt our quail numbers), rabbits and squirrels, and probably a raccoon or two, as they sometimes raid our neighbor's cat food. Oh, I forgot the deer – they love to snack on our garden and fruit trees!
Someday, I would like to have chickens, and maybe some pets, but will have to wait until we quit traveling so much.