We raise chickens for eggs. This started as a job for our now 19 yr old about 10 years ago. We have raised up to 150 chickens at a time. We have downsized from that several years ago, but still have about 50 chickens (which is still too many). I also raise mini alpine goats, a mixed breed of nigerian dwarf and alpine. I use the milk for my soaps and lotions. I also search for herbs or better known as weeds, grown in our field…st John’s wort, dandelions, jewelweed, and others to concoct salves. I’m always looking for ways to be self sufficient and natural.