Welcome from the San Francisco bay area where we garden year round.
Ok, make me jealous. Tell me how big your lot is. Has to be bigger than my tiny city lot. But you know what? I pack everything in and can grow enough for us. I have lemon, lime, apricot, fig, plum, apple, and persimmon trees that I keep very small and 4 chickens.
Welcome from the Green Mountain State of Vermont. Whereabouts are you located? (I have serious chicken envy, but a flock of hens are not in the cards for me; they peck and cluck only in my imagination.)