Hello, new guy here. I been waiting forever to be able to post!! I joined right when the conversion started so I never got a chance to post anything. I'm super excited to be able to share what I have been doing since then. Here in my little introduction https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/its-me-thangbom-the-new-guy.1173491/ Some background info to help build a nice picture. My parent's are homesteaders that live out in the somewhat country side in the outskirts of Houston. Every neighbor has 2 acres of land. There are more animals out there than people basically. Just about every weekend my siblings and make our way to our parent's place and enjoy the open air and leave behind Houston City life. My parents always go overboard on everything they like and love. I can understand why. It's fun and make them happy so why not? Now It's picture/adventure time! First thing I would like to share is my mom has a green thumb. I guess she learn it in Nam or something because plants just thrive after she touches it. Here are some of her orchids that had bloomed and have had flowers for the last 5 months strait! These orchids would of had flowers for over 1.5 years strait but she got sick and hospitalized spent about 30 days in the hospital over a 1.5 months span. She got sick and so did the plants. But she got better and they bloomed again and have since. I just want to put it out there that I don't know what some of these herbs and veggies are but here they are anyways. Thai basil n green onion Here is a small taste of the forest of herbs and veggies. Here are some Dragon Fruit plants. Some greens We have a big bunch of Cilantro that's about 3'x3' big. We never run out of it. They grow back so fast! Some sugar cane growing back after the cold. Here is a long picture view of one grow field. The coop strait ahead is the chicken coop (about 20'x30'). The duck coop is on the right. It's about 30' x 60' or even longer. Most of that green stuff is veggies not grass. Water Spinach Some kind of Choy? Snails been eating lot of the greens.. Trying to get rid of them somehow. Some lettuce and choy? Some veggie that get slimey when cooked I think Some bitter veggie that we cook with fish soup Some foot long string beans IDK some kind of veggies The patch on the left is just sprouting. Mellon field. It's a bland melon we eat with ice cubes and sugar.