Oh Blogger. I have spent the last hour trying to write this post and move my photos around into the correct position. Then when I finally got it semi-right and went to preview it, I somehow accidentally hit a button that lost the whole dang thing. Big sigh here. Big, BIG, sigh.
Well, here we go again. I'll see if I can get it right this time. Someday my younger son will be home to visit and I will get him to teach me how to do these things right!
I thought I'd show a bit of our "domain" today, a way to show Langela why I have a wee bit of envy for her wide open Iowa spaces. We live in what was once a farming community in the eastern part of the state. Although most of the farming is gone, there are still a number of dairy farms in town. It is rural and pleasant, a typical small town New England place and we love it here. Our property is about 6 wooded acres of what used to be my husband's grandfather's farm. The majority of that farm, over a hundred acres are still intact and undeveloped along side our place. So, let's take a walk.
Here is our front yard. It's on top of a hill and the house we built ourselves, quite literally, when we were in our twenties.
We also have, not pictured, a herb garden, plantings of red currant, black currant, gooseberry, blackberry and raspberry. Some are older and producing and some are new and yet to show us a harvest. So there you have it! We do love our home and I feel very blessed to have all that land. But I would not mind at all having a lumberjack take down some of those darned trees!