My family and I just bought a spread in central/northern/mid coast(whatever they call us!!) Part of Maine. We bought a good size flock of birds and a few goats. Along with our 6 dogs and 4 year old daughter and soon new born son(8/7/18 ...same bday as Papa!!) We strive to become self sufficient as much as possible. We have always done really well with our gardening and this year have a large number of plants already started and going in as soon as we thaw. Looking forward to learning and giving my own advice where I can!!