L.A. Times reporter Veronique de Turenne tells us that sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, homegrown bonus. In certain circles of Altadena, though, that peach is a gateway fruit. One tree becomes three, which becomes an orchard. The quest for organic fertilizer leads to a flock of chickens, which begets a garden. Before you know it, there’s a herd of goats out front, heritage turkeys in back, a beehive, a rabbit hutch, and a guard llama. The photo below is courtesy of Mel Melcon of the L.A. Times, featuring Gloria Putnam and Steve Rudicel at their winning Zorthian ranch in Altadena.