My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Homesteading When You R Old

Thanks, GRITS for the comment on Saturday's posting. I thought about how I'd take care of the homestead once I get older, and if Hubby and/or the Kid aren't around to contribute. We're just a little over 2 acres, but gave it thought.

Just as a reminder, the house and workshop (and soon, barn), separate the front acre from the back. The front acre, which includes the driveway, will be planted with perennials: fruit and nut trees and bushes, including blackberry brambles, holly bushes and bayberry bushes. Part of the back acre will have a few perennials, like everbearing strawberries, herbs, rhubarb, asparagas, etc. All of these perennials will take SOME work, but not as much as an annual garden. That's the way we planned it... lots of perennials!

I guess if I get too old and decrepit to put in an annual vegetable garden and take care of my goats, quail, rabbits and chickens, maybe there will be a neighbor kid who will help. Or I'll have grandkids. Or ....

You know... I think I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Meanwhile, we move tomorrow and Wednesday, and might not have internet until Thursday or Friday. Fun fun.

1 comment:

Marcia Moir said...

Don't forget to take care of yourself in the chaos of moving...take your vitamins..get plenty of vitamin C...stop and rest when you need to...a 15 min. break now and then can mean the difference between staying well or overwhelming your system...remember when lifting..with your legs...not your back

As to what the future may hold...who knows...one cannot live life bogged down in what ifs...facing the future with a clear positive vision and an attitude of gratitude goes a long way toward success...Take care..
Marcy