An Atlanta couple and their son team up to build a multifaceted garden that's rooted to the house. Each outdoor area links to a room in the house, bringing the outside in. See more of this Dream Garden
How to start a Homestead. I wouldn't personally go with cows and I would have rabbits (not intead because it's not for the same input/output reason obviously :) But that's a good basic start to think about havong a homestead.