We were reminiscing recently about our first home. This occurred about 35 years ago, when attitudes were vastly different.
When we were house-hunting, we were also hoping to find one with a sizeable piece of ground. It was a Cape Cod cottage, with a fireplace and attic and looked like a Christmas card.
We started a vegetable garden, planted several fruit trees and a grape arbor. Many of our neighbors also had vegetable gardens. There is nothing like the flavor of a vine-ripened tomato.