A trip to the library can be deadly. Take a look at this stack of books – can you believe that we are buying a house! I plan to have a garden this year – it will probably not be a great big garden (I’ll think about tearing the lawn up NEXT year!) but it will be the start to our urban homestead. I’m interested in designing our garden around a growing girl (read: safe and fun for E and her friends to play in – think trellising beans and hiding in the foliage, etc) as well as a focus on productivity (getting the most out of our garden with the least amount of work). I’m dreaming of fruit and nut trees, tomatoes and peppers and tomatillos, summer and winter squash and greens. And chickens and quail maybe a dwarf milk goat….. Hey! A girl can dream!