I learned about the Dervaes family in Pasadena, California, that turned their residential lot into a mini-farm. They grow like 10,000 pounds of food a year, they have goats and chickens, they make biodiesel to power their vehicles, and solar power provides most of the electricity for their home. The family sells produce to local restaurants. It is impressive that people can do so much with such a small amount of land. Anais, the oldest daughter, reminds me of a pioneer woman.