Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Security Blanket GONE

A view of the PANIC.
We own 5.61 acres, which is a small kingdom.  According to the gov't, 2.99 of those acres are "agriculture" and in 2011 they were corn grown by a real farmer.  That farmer man will not be operating our land this year, we are.  As I stare out into the 2.99 acres that once were corn, one feeling pops into my mind:


What in the world are we going to do with 2.99 acres?  We don't have the money, and with two small children we definitely lack the time to do with it what we want.  You throw in the fact that we lack anything larger than a riding lawn mower in terms of equipment and we have ourselves a real conundrum.  My biggest concern is the outbreak of weeds that is going to occur without constant tending.  Enter the plan.

It's (mostly) Amy's plan and is right now just a beautiful aerial drawing of our land.  The plan won't come into full form this summer, but you can see where her mind is going.  About 3/4 of the land will eventually be fenced in and used for our alpacas.  The other quarter will be the organic vegetable gardens.  Part one of the plan is to build 4-6 raised beds that will become a baby food garden for Bram.  Since it is spring break I am looking to build those by the end of the week. 

Your positive thoughts are welcome!  :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking about some raised garden beds as well. What are you going to use to build them? I've seen some pre-made kits, some are plastic (eew) and another was composite lumber. I'll be interested to see what you do!

    Hope you are enjoying break! I am!