We are moving to a greener sun-filled small acreage with a view and better schools for our children. I haven't bothered sharing pictures of the house because it's filled with mold, rotten foundation, windows and walls that need replacing. It is also half our current living space. Aside from that, we love it. I've said it before and will repeat once more, I'd rather live in a shit-box with a view than be restricted by taxes, shade or soil. We spend so much of our time out-of-doors that occupying and heating a large space becomes silly and ecologically ill-founded. This property has excellent potential for gardening and solar power, meanwhile our savings will go to purchasing a boat for fishing Lake Champlain. My winter down-time will be put to good use scrubbing mold, replacing wood, learning drywall basics, building a NEW goat house, and planning an orchard and garden. I keep telling myself that I can do anything I put my mind to and this project home will be what we make of it for better or worse.
Meanwhile, the view from a short bicycle ride to the local winery and town beach have me swimming in dreams of retirement. If I can put homegrown food on the table each night, we could do this earlier than anticipated.
YOU can expect new posts addressing gardening in shade/sand compared to sun/clay, as well as keeping meat critters (rabbit vs chicken) and miniature dairy goats in small suburban locations.