We started our small ranch (as we like to call it) with just a quarter horse mare that I rode at sorting/penning competitions and small pony. From there we have grown to 4 horses, 13 Scottish highland cows, and around 85 layer chickens. We also raise cornish cross meat birds twice a year 50 at a time. My husband and I both have full time jobs, so there is not much downtime. We love raising and growing our own food and hope to be able to become pretty self sufficient from what we have here on the farm. We also have a small greenhouse, and large garden and can and sell a lot of vegetables.