So a thriving vegetable patch is out. I then thought about keeping a few chickens. My husband, who is usually sport for pretty much anything, begged me to let that dream die. So lately I've found my thoughts turning to bees. Bees! Easy, right? And everyone loves honey - at least a little. Plus, with all the bee colony collapse, it seems potentially altruistic to keep bees.
Then I read Beekeeping: A Practical Guide. I learned beekeeping is, in a way easy, but in another important way, quite a bit of work at various stages. I'm going to sleep on it. Maybe for another year.
Thinking of establishing an apiary to call your own? I cannot recommend the book highly enough.