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Hi there. My background is that I have some gardening experience, but most of it was with family when I was a kid. I also have some recent rural homesteading experience. And, I have experience working with farm animals and helping to raise them.
I really really really love to garden and also want to raise chickens!
I just moved to a new area and I want to start a garden here. I have less than an acre. The garden originally was started by my family when I was young and was more recently changed by a friend of the family who moved in. I am in the process of getting the property back and I am starting to plan the urban homestead/garden. Currently there are some young trees which do not produce edible fruit, tilled soil that looks like it supports vegetable growth, and berry bushes such as currant and gooseberry, and grape vines.
There used to be mature trees on the property and more soil and grass space, but over the years the trees were removed sadly and half of the property paved over. There is currently two small sheds with aluminum (?) siding, and a small greenhouse as well.
I have plans and goals of turning the front garden into a vegetable garden as well, as currently it is being used exclusively for flowers and grass. Eventually, I would love to break up the paving and turn it all back into soil and grass, apart maybe from one small paved parking spot.
Another thing is that the house is currently taking up almost 1/2 of the entire plot, which seems like an unbalanced amount, but it has been there for over 100 years. The house isnt necessarily updated expensively, but I feel it could be left to eventually be made smaller, if I am explaining this part well?
Thanks for all your support. I could use it. It seems daunting for me, myself, and I to be starting with even one whole acre basically by myself.
A note to mention is that I live on a limited budget currently and technically have a disability that means it takes extra time to get stuff done that others might be able to do much quicker.  
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Sounds like a great place Casey ! I look forward to hearing more about your plans and maybe seeing some pictures. How big is the green house?
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