I live in the suburbs of NY. I have only a .18 acre property. But I raise free range chickens (hatched in my incubator) and they are running lose on the neighbors now :( I am a broker for silkie chickens and I grow veggies. I've also planted some asian pear trees and apples and cherries. They are prepped to yield hundreds of tasty fruits this year if the squirrels don't to get them before I do.
I was also a sugar glider breeder and successful bred 7joeys in only 1.5 yr. I started that hobby when I found a sick flying squirrel one day. I also take injured animals and bring them to rehab centers. Occasionally I go to live kill markets and have rescued rabbits, chickens and ducks on death row, in addition to incubating fertilized eggs found in nature. My rescue rabbit free ranged in my house and liked to poop on my leather couch. My best crop is cantaloupes, probably big, sweet, juicy enough to be in the guiness book of records! I was a cosmopolitan gal that worked in the city for many years.. and a opera soprano with several competition titles, plus I have an MBA. Then I got laid off and had kids... in this time of recession when you have kids and can't find a job, you turn to your hobbies for inspiration.