Well, the Lucky Us Ranch is about to be disbanded. It will have to be someone else's dream now. Perfect for a young couple who wants to simplify, about an acre of land, amazing garden spots, potential for a very lovely orchard, if someone were so inclined to put one in.
Right now, it has rain barrels hooked up, a spiral herb garden with perennials coming up. There are enchanting cone flowers by the back window, and a whole bioswale* filled with garden flowers. (Really, it's the ditch in front that carries the storm water down the street, but we wanted to slow it down some, and also, to not have to mow that sucker.)
There were so many things we did right, and so much that still needed to be done. The garage, I am pretty sure, once had a door for chickens to come in and out of. Maybe it will again. I would have liked that.
It really was a nice dream while it lasted. But it wasn't for us. Maybe it will be for you. If you are interested, let me know.