New to this forum, but loving everything I've seen so far! I am a huge fan of the self-sufficient lifestyle, which is a big problem since I live in Blue Springs where they have laws against everything remotely resembling self-sufficiency. I'm not allowed to have chickens, or any type of livestock, my garden beds have to be behind the line of my house (in the backyard) and cannot take up more than 1/4 of my plot, I cannot build a green house (it would be too close to my home or a neighbor's property line.), I am not allowed to have a compost bin for anything other than yard waste (so much for my 'waste not want not' moto), and I am not allowed to keep bees. So basically, I need to move! I am in the middle of my 5 year plan to get my home on the market and move to a more self-sufficient friendly area. Until then I'll just hang out hear and learn and dream!