I was over at my friend's house this afternoon. He has a large plot of several acres. I can't tell you how many as I can't visualise how large an acre is, never having owned one myself. Much of it laid to grass, and at least as much again is woodland. To be honest, keeping it under control is a never-ending task, but I've often wondered why he never did anything with the land as a hobby. I guess the answer probably is he hasn't got the time. And yet some people with a passion for something would use such as expanse of land and productively, maybe farming their own particular food favourite to perfection. I was wondering what I would do if I suddenly amassed sufficient cash to own a similar patch. It needn't be in this country, of course. The thing that intrigues me is how specialty foods occur. Something about a particular breed of animal, something about a particular climate or soil that makes the product unique. Maybe it's just a skill that needs to be learnt over generations. So my question for you this weekend, is to consider what you'd do, given the opportunity of a plot of land large enough to produce something special, the money and time to put into the project. As I said, it might be outside the UK.