Where the beginning came from

I've been thinking of other things that have come up in the story which I have more or less made a decision on but I am not totally sure of. The original story begins with the two main characters at Tuckers farm. I later took a chapter from Douglass' childhood, added a bit more detail and used that for the beginning. After I did it it made a whole lot more sense and it gave the awkward chapter about his youth a good place to introduce him, however awkward of an introduction it became. I am pretty sure I will leave that alone as well. I have already been considering which part of the story to tell next but I have been a little too busy with real life commitments to be able to plunk them out.