Lisa and my garden has matured and has allowed us to continue to eat most of our meals with our major inputs coming from our garden. We harvest enough vegetables daily to eat delicious meals at least twice a day from the garden.
From the roof of our house, one can get a “bird’s eye view” of our “Cat-Cage” (with some shade cloth) as well as our recycled tractor-tire beds and other pots and grow-boxes which make up the rest of our garden efforts.
To keep cooking heat out of the house (so we can reduce our cooling needs), we’ve put our camp stove on the deck where we do some of our cooking. We also do some of our cooking on the deck using the grill. At one point we had a Stove-Top – Grilling Cook-Off, but there was no consensus about which cooking method was superior to the other.