pool fence, an Anna and a Fuji. They were trained as espaliers (vespa, lee, yay) or two dimensional trees. You simply prune everything that doesn't grow flat. In the spring we thin the fruit and keep the branches nice and short with regular trimming. These lovely trees are loaded with apples and will provide us with organic applesauce in a few weeks.
Here are the raised bed boxes that we built for a new gardener. It's much easier to build them at home and deliver them ready-made. The 4x4 and 4x8 ft are nice sizes to start with. You can reach into the boxes from all sides and they will fit nicely in most backyards. They are big enough to provide a family with some great tasting tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and squash for the summer. Plus, you can easily add more boxes as needed, just keep that in mind when you are spacing them in your yard.
As the weather warmed up, the girls really started crankin out the eggs. The blue-green eggs are from our Araucana or Ameraucanas, also called the "Easter Egg Chicken." We also keep Barred Rocks and Buff and Blue Cochins. These breeds are considered dual purpose and are extremely docile and hardy, their eggs are different shades of brown. We love the sounds that chickens make, we are lucky that our neighbors don't mind them either. We sell our eggs to the "locals" for five dollars a dozen.