A couple of years ago, Ben and Nettie Toews of Steinbach made the decision to downsize. Like many couples in this stage of life, their decision was based mainly on the need for a lifestyle change. Given her love of gardening, it was important to Nettie to be able to continue her hobby. And although their current yard is a fraction of the size of their former home, they’ve managed to find the room to plant a fairly substantial garden. Aside from the enjoyment of tending to their garden, Ben and Nettie’s hobby affords them other benefits as well.