We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We were stationed in Wiesbaden and Kaiserslautern for several years. There were some park-like areas where suburbanites and city dwellers could have a shed and garden, typically some distance from their homes. But many farmers in that part of Germany live "in town" and go out to their fields like they're commuting to work.