Saturday, January 17, 2015

Easing the transition to our new place

After what felt like the longest four weeks in recent memory, we finally closed on our new acreage on Friday.  We spent our first day at our new place on Saturday, mostly just nailing down our to-do list for the coming weeks before we move in.  The whole selling process has been very easy, thanks in no small part to the great relationship we've developed with the previous owners.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Green acres is the place for me

The new 10-acre plot that we just purchased has about a quarter of an acre (100x100') that the previous owners used for gardening.  That's obviously too big a garden to manage without either a large team of people or some mechanized assistance.  The family from whom we bought our acreage also had a 1952 Ford 8N tractor that they were willing to sell us, so that sent me on a three-day crash course of not only figuring out which tractor to buy, but also what implements would be necessary and how to use them.  Here's what I learned.