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!

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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.

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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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