|Teeny lettuce seedlings from last spring, brimming with promise.|
A new year, a new house and a new vision... 2011 is shaping up to be full of excitement and promise! My husband and I will be moving into our first home at the end of the month, and my head is spinning with the possibilities that this change will bring. The new lot is a gigantic 50' wide x 206' deep and already boasts loads of perennials, some mature grape vines and a few fruit trees.
As I drool over seed listings and chicken coop designs, I recognize that my biggest challenge this season is going to be pacing myself. This is tough! With this sudden availability of excessive space, I'm catching myself mentally planning a whirlwind of construction in the spring... rototilling vast expanses of new garden beds, a water catchment system with irrigation, a chicken coop and fenced run, a doggie area... I have to stop! It's in my nature to want instant gratification, and keeping my expectations at a reasonable level will be crucial this season, both for my own sanity and for the household budget.
With this in mind, it's time to start making a plan. An attainable plan. Our 'move in' date is January 28th, and my first priority (after unpacking) will be to place my first seed order with Linda at Tree & Twig and then start my slow-growing eggplant and peppers. Then I'll be able to start surveying the lot and planning for new bed construction. It's an exciting time, and I can't wait to start sharing the creation of Mo Farm with you!
Stay tuned - it's going to get dirty this year, kids!
On that note, I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by the blog in 2010 to read or comment. This year will bring a host of new challenges and learning experiences, and I hope to grow the Mo Farm community and provide inspiration to all who visit and to learn from one another. Thanks so much for your help in making this happen!