On March 7th, 2012, my husband and I signed the papers to buy a nice 16 acre piece of land, with a nice trailer and a couple of out buildings. Located in WAY upstate (yes, above Albany... only about 3 minutes from the Canadian Border). The first step to living my dream. A perfect home for my two young children to grow up in. To make priceless memories in, such as my husband and I did growing up in the country. A place where we can become more self sufficient. Live off the land, and give back to mother nature. That is my dream.
Since this is our first year, things are going a little slow, but we at least managed to get a quick garden put in. This is the first time I've ever tried to grow my OWN garden. Sure, I helped Gram out when I was younger, but I can't say I retained much of what she taught me- so I'm a fresh slate. This year, we got some Beans, Carrots, Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, and Peas planted. Rather quickly, and without much thought process. Just tilled up a spot, and threw the seeds in. Not sure how well that will pan out; but only time can tell. So far, the onions, beans, and corn have sprouted and seem to be doing well; without much rain I might add. Hopefully after this evenings rain, I will find some more sproutlings tomorrow :) I will be sure to grab pictures then as well!
Another hobby I want to pursue is flowers and shrubs. The former land owners had BEAUTIFUL Lillies, and a few other beautiful flowers planted. Thats where my inspiration is coming from. That, and my Grandparents yard - filled with lilacs, and flowers of all sorts. I remember loving it as a child!
Just a few of our beautiful lillies!