Well, the Brips were unbelievably jazzed to be living outside. They loved every second of it, and the weather was gorgeous while the rest of the garden burgeoned to life. At last I had found a solution to the slugs which had plagued the Perennial beds for so long!
Once our neighbors discovered we were keeping hens, they began to introduce themselves. At this point we had lived in our home for four years and were just then being introduced to our neighbors! Funny how something like a chicken-coop can bring a neighborhood together!