Also from backyard herds? Thought I recognized the name. Welcome to The Easy Garden from South Carolina. And don't believe the name. I'm brand new to gardening also, and I haven't seen anything EASY about it yet.
What kind of gardening are you going to start with? Container, raised bed, traditional in-ground, or something else? Veggies? Flowers? Everything in the Seed Catalog?
Welcome from the San Francisco bay area where we can garden year round. But then that means we never get a break! My yard is tiny but I have packed 7 fruit trees that I keep about 8' tall and veggies and raspberries. Also have 5 chickens.
Looking forward to getting to know you and your garden.