Fall into Autumn

Summer is winding down over here at the homestead. We had quite the productive growing season. Gardening. Home improvement projects. Vacations. All the good stuff. Its sorta starting to feel like home. We even got a couple things planted in front of the house. Those red flowers and the hummingbirds they gather are my favorite part of the whole place. The bathtub we found out back is rocking some green peppers at the moment.

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Fall coming has gotten me reflecting on all we have changed in the past 8 months and excited about planning for next year. We have gotten so much accomplished but it still feels like just the beginning. In 28 years I want to look back and see where we came from. So here goes.

My First Garden. Kale, beans, carrots, and squash. The lettuce didn’t really make it. Eh. Pumpkins, peppers and tomatoes are floating around the yard too. The weeds grew wonderfully!

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The infantile orchard/path to the mailbox. Most of the raspberries didn’t make it. And the cherry trees got eaten to death by beetles, but its a darn good start. I see many a harvest in our future. Peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries and mulberries. Plus blueberries, elderberries, and blackberries, oh my!

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The ‘future’ meadow. We have put some work into this area but big changes are to come. Our goal is to reduce the ‘lawn’ and increase the natural habitat. Still stewing on it.

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The backyard. An attempt at a compost pile and dreams of a chicken coop hanging around back here. White walls begging for a mural! Patience, boring garage walls, patience.

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Hammocks! This area is far from where it started, as a big brush pile, but I’d like to create more of a place to be at the top of the yard.

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Currently the place to be is at the bottom of the yard. The fire pit has gotten used a bunch. Sam built us the table and 4 benches out of leftover fence wood. I am imagining a sandbox and a pergola for another summer.

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The brown spot is where our camping tent stood for a week. The kids loved it. The grass underneath, not so much.

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Lastly, the well. Well, oh well. How ugly and strange. Sitting in the middle all waiting to be useful. Someday. I promise.

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These are just the outside projects! Its about time to start finishing up some of the indoor projects we have going on. I’ll give you a peek inside after some finishing touches. You know how it goes. Cutting up walls and building monkey bars takes a minute or two 😉

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The journey to a healthy homestead is underway. This little acre is already nurturing our tummies and our sense of wonder. Because every yard needs a fairy house, you know, just in case one happens to stop by.

Thanks for visiting!

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