Homestead Update – The Beginning

We’re still in the process of getting our house move-in ready, but it’s always a treat to go visit the land we’ll soon be living with.

Without any input at all there are many strawberry blossoms!


And I’ve begun to plant some herbs in the garden.  Several have come as transplants from my Mom’s garden, like this lady’s mantle. IMG_0173

Others have come from local plant sales such as this echinacea.IMG_0176

We’re working on getting the existing kitchen garden in better shape while we dream of herb spirals, hugelkultur, and keyhole gardens. IMG_0181

We need to start trapping carbon in this soil!IMG_0239

We’re beginning to learn the plants that already live here.  I fell in love with the spirit of this tree as soon as I approached it.  This old oak has seen a lot of comings and goings on this land and I know it will be teaching me a lot.



I’ve begun taking a lot of “before” pictures.  It’s hard (but exciting!) to imagine what our “after” pictures will look like in 5, 10, 30+ years…IMG_0189

Quite an exciting adventure!

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8 thoughts on “Homestead Update – The Beginning

  1. This looks like heaven on earth to me, especially since I live in a camper trailer in a KOA campground. So I will be living vicariously through your posts. You are truly blessed. Looking forward to all your posts…

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