There is nothing more satisfying than growing and preparing your own food. I am a recent transplant to Austin, Texas from Oregon. I can garden year round here; of course, this also means I am pulling weeds every day. Other than a brief affair with Roundup to kill my St Augustine grass lawn, I use only organic methods and enjoy the challenge of outsmarting garden pests. Occasionally I lose these battles, but I don't mind sharing a good meal.