Wow, looks like I've found a community of like-minded others here! For years I've been saying to those around me, "Put in a garden," only to be met with replies about how busy they are, or how much work (they think) it is, or something similar. But, to me, some sort of self-sufficient activity is so satisfying! I used to say, "It always tastes better if someone else cooked it." But in 1995 I got roped into making a garden, and I changed that saying to, "It always tastes better if I grew it myself!" I have kept a garden wherever I lived since then except for a few times of transition. So now I'm in a little house in a little neighborhood, and I have a little garden in the back yard, and I'm very happy about that. I miss having chickens, but that's not practical for me right now, so I'll be satisfied with my little garden Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what all there is to learn here.