It was hard to hold it in, to keep my heart from racing, to stop the ideas from flowing.... after all, I am only renting, and I am very respectful of my landlords and their wishes--but I am so very, very excited!
The garden area is going to be huge--a welcome, slightly intimidating in size, but a beautiful plot--I'm ready for it and I'm sure I can fill it all... but can I keep up with it? I hope so! I'm going to do my very best.
I was envisioning Herb, a potential name for my future goat (short for Herbicide, since he and I will be the only weed-killers allowed...well, maybe a couple sheep too?) unless it's a girl goat--then I think Herbina is just as cute, if not more so... but anyway--I was lovingly picturing a goat, in the pasture and in the barn and prancing around the yard.
Can't you just see him or her out here?
And of course chickens--I can't wait to clean up the area around the coop, build a roost and some nesting boxes... this coop will be so wonderful for them, there's so much room, natural light and I can stand up in it! We even have a lead on some recycled siding to shnaz it up!
There are gorgeous, huge sugar maples in the yard. I hope to tap them next spring and use this old wood stove (found in the barn) to make maple syrup outside.
And there might be some walnut trees too! I love walnuts. And on that note...just another treasure we found in the barn....
It says "Hi. We are all nuts" I love love it.
But really, I will be spending most of my time this winter here. Cozy in the house with Buster planning for spring, doing any improvements that might need doing, and of course sewing and knitting.
I can't wait to get to work, get settled and fill this house with people I love to make it home.
I'm happy. And happy to be on the road home.