When we first got married I was breaking horses and he was shoeing. It made sense to have land. After three kids and making the decision to home school, breaking horses just became too much. Glenn continues to shoe, but that isn't really a reason to have land. Although we both love having acreage for us and the kids, it just isn't smart to have land only for our enjoyment.
We decided to embark on a journey and see where it takes us. The first step on that journey is starting a large garden this year. This will be our trial run, using the time to figure out how much we can maintain, what things we do well with, and what things don't work at all.
To start we have been getting the ground ready for planting within the next week or two. It's been hard work and continues to be a work in progress. Bear with us as we go through the process. Here are some pictures of what we've been doing.
Here they are marking the beds with string.