Here is the side of the detached garage. All those dead looking things that the moose were nibbling the other day are raspberry bushes. You should have seen how indignant Sadie was when we moved in late this month after her last visit in summer when the raspberries were in full swing. Its a good thing there are lots of frozen high bush cranberries all over the place to forage on.
Looking towards the house from the garage...I guess you would call this the back of the house.
This rock garden that wraps around our front door is filled with the most beautiful low-maintenance landscaping. A ton of golden globe flowers, blue delphiniums, a lilac tree (if I'm remembering right) and a few delicate ferns. I don't think I would change a thing. It is lovely in summer.
View from the deck adjacent to the sun room. A nice little place for a salad garden I think.
We decided to keep this one little machine for hauling stuff around on our mini-farm to be. Thank you NAC for your reasonable back haul rates!
This pasture used to belong to Jake the horse. Now it is quiet and overgrown with lovely grass and ready for a big vegetable garden, some wild flowers, maybe a quiet bench to sit and read on... and probably some sort of fence around the vegetable garden because there are some moose who like to frequent the place. I'm all for sharing my yard with moose, but not my produce. Oh, and a lot of this needs to be left wild and wiley for little adventurers (and our dogs, who are in a seventh heaven with all this space to romp around in)
But right now it is a quiet spot for a winter walk--and maybe a good place to build snowmen or go sledding if we ever get any snow.
That concludes part one of tour de house. We love this place. It felt right the minute we stepped foot on the property and the previous owners have been so helpful and kind in giving us an in-depth tour as well as answering our ongoing questions about various aspects of the land and house. They really loved the place and put a lot of TLC and mindfulness into their time here, and at the risk of sounding like a huge hippie (okay, I kind of am) it has a really good vibe. The neighbors are awesome, and it is just the kind of place that makes you feel good in your heart about letting the small ones grow up in.
And even though it is far away from my family, Loren's parents are close by and his brother and his wife live just down the street. We have been very much enjoying our Sunday waffles with them--and Sadie and Dimitri are pretty much the cutest apple-cheeked two-year-olds you could wish for (except for maybe baby Eli in a couple years and his mystery cousin...slated to arrive any day now!)
And since it's November, and a good time to count your blessings, can I just say I am very, very thankful to be where we are?
I truly am.