Hi! I reside in the Great Lakes area of the U.S. I have a tiny plot of land at the fringe of the city that my wife and I like to grow various herbs, fruit and veggies as well as flowers of many kinds. We have removed all the grass in the back yard and are about halfway through the front. We grow without pesticides and get lots of bees, birds, hummingbirds and various little critters in the yard. I have four cats and three goldfish. I have over the past few years discovered the joys of canning. I like old fashioned methods sometimes- air drying clothes, saving bacon fat, canning.