Well here it is, a panoramic shot of the back area of our yard which I am thinking of tearing up to make into a potager/kitchen garden. Or maybe a serenity garden? a place with an inviting backyard structure? Am I crazy? Our yard is already landscaped, practically maintenance-free; that's the beauty of this property. Right now we have a very wide expanse of lawn; not water-wise to be sure, given the off and on drought that plagues Southern California. In the very back against the fence, see the dirt area? That's where I putter. I have a plan to create an herb garden on the slope. That should be enough, but I dream of more... Why oh why did I make that Herb Roasted Chicken? It was so good, moist and delicious; I used rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley fresh from the garden. I grow herbs in containers, but I dream of a kitchen/herb garden with raised beds, separated by walking paths, surrounded by a country fence. Going out into the garden to pick fresh herbs for cooking is a heavenly thing to do. I imagine myself out there in the sunshine. Where we live, there is a homeowners' association; no livestock, e.g., chicken coops, etc. Otherwise, I'd also consider putting in a small chicken coop. Well, OK! I have never picked up a real live chicken, but imagine!