I have been gardening ever since I was in junior high, when I started subscribing to Organic Gardening and bought Mother Earth News Almanac. I always wanted a farm like this. That is why I subscribed to and occasionally wrote for Caelum et Terra when it was being published. I know others who have done much better at getting back to the land. We still have a hobby garden which produces a little of our food, but I don't work in our yard nearly enough to even bring it to its potential.
It is illegal for us to have chickens in our neighborhood.