My property was not a farm when I bought it.
Around here, people like to have about 4 acres of nothing but grass to mow and call it “the front yard.“ in addition to the rest of their acreage. My place was no different.
There was nothing but a couple of hardwood tress and a clump of hacked up lilac stumps. No flowers, no garden, no foundation plantings, no fence….. nothing but grass and weeds.
It was an intimidating way to start, but since I am lazy, not a fan of mowing, and think acres of open yard is wasted space, I just started planting. So in addition to laying acres and acres of fencing on the back and side of the property, I revived the lilacs, took out the briars, and just started planting…… orchards, gardens, flower beds, foundation plants, vines, and just about anything I can get my hands on.
It is still a work in progress…
So here is a picture of those stone pillars and fencing that I would like to see...…..(just needs more flowers) hi07.jpg
… and here what I have. I snapped it this morning on my phone in the drizzle while walking between the two barns with hay. Wrong view I know, but it shows the road and driveway. driveway.jpg
So, there are light woods and scrub across the road on the approach to my place. Younger hardwoods and some mature pines next to my place. Some of my road frontage has privacy willows with some decorative olive trees, along with iris and daylilies, which are not up yet. Other side of the drive is what is left of the “yard” and some pasture.
Going up the drive is a small pasture to the right with a huge maple tree. On the left is a huge lilac stand next to the grapes and the veggie garden.
Then further up the drive is two barns. One to the left, and the other next to the drive, which continues out to the back pasture area and a large turn-around for trailers and trailer parking. Beyond that is my woods, my pastures, my trails, a pond, and wildlife. Lots of wildlife!
Someday I may eventually put in those stone pillars.