It is Ours

I must share this, as it made my day, yesterday. It is one of those times that you can and will remember always……drumroll, please. ……We closed on our property, yesterday! This is a dream come true, for me! Hubby is excited, but not like I am. Our daughter is happy for the new fun but sad for no internet, no dish network, no Domino’s delivery service and not much cleared space for riding bike, yet.

We will have room to run, play, get pets, build treehouses, swim (have a small creek), watch animals in their natural habitat (part of 3rd grade science curriculum) and learn to leave a smaller carbon footprint (live more sustainable). We repurpose items, now, so we can challenge ourselves with more repurposing of items.

Ours….what a sweet ring to that word and our property. just went a dream to reality! ❤ God is a Wonderful God and I thank him for helping us to acquire what we need to make our dream come true!

So now, the journey begins in the outdoors…..clearing and cleaning to place out trailer.

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Garden Time?

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I have been around gardening my whole life but this will be our first family garden in our new property, so hopefully we get some good veggies and fruit. I have canning planned and some dehydrating, too.

We chose these together: tomatoes (we use a lot of these), watermelon, hot peppers (mostly for Daddy), squash, marigolds (keeps pests away), sweet corn (a few varieties), radishes, cucumbers (plan on pickling this year), strawberries, lettuce, cabbage, bell peppers, pumpkins, and some herbs, too (my memory is on vacation today. lol).

Sunflowers were chosen by our daughter, who absolutely loves them and loves to feed the wild animals, so this way the birds will not starve, this winter. They are a beautiful flower, especially if you look at a field of them together. Maybe we can get some fun photo ops with them, later.

Our garden is mostly going to be used to sustain our family but if we have extras, we plan to sell at a roadside stand or to a local restaurant. Maybe this year or next, we will be completely sustainable for vegetables and fruit. I really want to buy fruit trees and line the property lines with them (great borders and edible), and would like to try peaches, apples, a couple of lemons, cherry, and maybe a plum tree. Also, would like to try (probably a few years from now) to grow a few rows of grapes, and some raspberry bushes. We are in a good area for grapes, but not sure of the cost of starting them. Hubby and I both have experience working with them, so we could keep them alive and bear fruit, but it will depend on start up costs and things, s to whether we do much with these.

We would rather have more garden than lawn, so we will see how this year and next goes for us. Follow us along our journey as we begin to unfold a new adventure.