Hi there. My friends pretty much all just call me G. The wife and I are in the Kansas City metro area. I got into permaculture type of stuff a few years ago, yet just stumbled onto this site. New computers and searches bring out new results sometimes. We have a lot in a neighborhood that's about 3/4 of an acre. Where we're at a person can have chickens, ducks and rabbits but nothing larger. The city allows livestock depending on lot size. If the animal has hooves you need a minimum of 2 acres.
We've currently got planted, but not necessarily mature
2 Plums, 2 Sweet Cherries, 1 Sour Cherry, 4 Peaches, 3 Pears, 2 Figs, 1 Nectarine, 1 Plumcot, 7 Apples, 1 Hazelnut, a gigantic nut producing Black Walnut, 2 Paw Paws, 1 Japanese Persimmon, several varieties of Raspberries, a couple varieties of Blackberries, a couple of varieties of Elderberry, a couple varieties of sunchokes. Most of this is planted in a food forest/fruit tree guild with stuff like Yarrow, Coneflowers, Bee Balm. We've also got 11 laying hens.
As usual, this is a work in progress that started slowly about 10 years ago.
Welcome to Permies, G! Sounds like you live in a city where you will be able to do a lot with your place. Sometimes smaller is better because it causes you to really think things through and plan carefully. Any chance of pictures?
Pictures at some point, more than likely. I'm on a new computer and trying to work through all of my older stuff working. I use an older Nikon digital for my web pics, rather than my phone.
I had a couple of Maples that were older and on their way out and a power company butchered pine taken out a few weeks back. In the discussion of al of that, I made a free wood chip mulch connection.
I didn't mention we've got 11 chickens as well. Ducks next year as well as bees are the plan. Ducks and chickens will be allowed access to different parts of the property at different times. I don't think I'll keep them together, mainly because my current coop setup tops out at 15 birds. Plus, ducks should be better around the younger fruittrees.