I found this website a while ago and did the survey. It asked a few questions and then gives you your top 25 places you would most want to live. My # 1 spot is Mount Airy North Carolina. That is a long way from this hot and dry North Texas. You might enjoy seeing how far you are away from the spot you want to be at the most. findyourspot.com
With the combined gardens of mine and my mom's, we were able to get enough cucumbers to justify heating the house and make pickles. The wife spent a few hours cutting and canning enough dill pickles to last over a year.
I love that smell.
The gardens are having a real ruff time making it in this heat. I cannot put enough water on them to keep the plants alive. An hour after watering I can dig down an inch or so and hit dry ground. It does not matter how long I let the water run. I think next year I am going to bury the soaker hoses about three to four inches into the ground and then that might keep the soil moist longer.
I went ahead and pulled up some unproductive pepper plants and threw them to the chickens. The little hens had a field day with all those green leaves. These plants were not making many peppers anyway and the ones they did make were dried up before they got ripe.
It is to hot to do much outside today so I plan to get my Bug-Out-Bag together and ready. Now I just have to find it.