||[Dec. 12th, 2009|12:52 pm]
The Question Club
So say you have the time, space and means to run your own non-commercial farm (i.e. just for your own use/pleasure.) |
What kinds of crops might you grow, or animals would you keep, and any reason why?
If you could keep any kind of animal for a pet, exotic or otherwise, what would it be? Any names in mind for it?
ETA: I'd have orchards, for grapes, apples, pears, peaches, quince, cherries...probably berries, too--raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries, if I could domesticate them.
I'd grow some cereal crops (wheat or oats or barley) and hay, and corn and potatoes and have a kitchen garden with tomatoes, cabbages, lettuces, squash, pumpkin, cucumbers, bell peppers and maybe a bit of rhubarb.
I'd keep cows, horses (a couple of each, at least,) goats, perhaps some sheep, pigs, a few ducks, some geese, a load of chickens, some rabbits, a dog or two and as many cats as I needed to keep rodent-y pests down, as well as company.
For more exotic pets, I don't know...