Ever since we have lived at The Sanctuary, we have grown fruit and vegetables, and for the last 16 years we've been keeping chickens as well. It's not quite "The Good Life" and being completely self-sufficient (let's call it semi-sufficient). But it does help our own children appreciate where food comes from, and to share in the delights and responsibilities.
One of our hens (a Cream Legbar)
Cherry tree in blossom
We like growing all sorts of plants...