Update: I have a garden. It grows zucchini, tomatoes, peas, squash, green beans, broccoli, peppers and potatoes. Also weeds. Some weeds are very pretty. We also have a volunteer pumpkin. I have three goats. Five chickens. Three children (the youngest is still in the cooker).
What am I learning from this? Slow down stupid. Things take time. Soil must be respected. Animals need tending. Children need rocking. Mommas need time to read stacks of novels. Every meal can feature zucchini. Line dried clothes are happier. Of course wooden toys are best and undirected play is ideal, but my children and I are regular people, and there's room for Buzz, Thomas, and Winnie the Pooh in our house too.
So, I hope to get my camera out and show you around this dream come true. Soon...right after I fold the clothes (the unhappy, electrically-dried kind) and finish this book, The Riddle: the Second Book of Pellinor by Allison Croggon.