I'll de-lurk and introduce myself.
I discovered these forums a couple of months ago and have been lurking and searching old threads ever since. What a great site! I live in northern NY state, up in the north east corner. Three kids ages 10, 6, 3 and a husband, two dogs, two cats, 20 chickens, 6 ducks, no partridge, but I do have 2 pear trees coming this spring! I used to be a registered nurse, but I don't work outside the home since having kids; I homeschool my kids and tinker with my crazy little projects.
I love this forum! Yay! Now I can post and not feel like a poser.