Thursday, September 26, 2013
Planning the Farm
I am feeling a little stressed. I have so many decisions to make and not enough time to figure things out. Our goal is to use our farm so that it is recreational and fun for our children and visitors yet is a still a small working farm. We want to have a soccer field or kickball area as well as room to play volleyball and other sports. We want the pond and fire pit to stay quiet and peaceful.
So what changes do we need to make? What trees need to come down and what should stay? Where will we plant the orchard and where will the garden go? What will stay grassy and what will we let grow into pasture? Where should we put the fences?
Did I mention that we are trying to transplant a lot of the smaller fruit trees and bushes from our yard? As they come out they need to go somewhere. Where to put them????? The Junior Boss (aka Paul) wants to know by tomorrow morning. He has dug some out and they need to go back into the ground! How does one decide? I know the basics. They need sunshine and moisture, but not too much.
Michelle has raspberries on the brain. Where can she plant hers? We don't want them to near the chickens.... What about the blueberries. They need to be separate as they require acidic soil. I don't want to do this willy-nilly I need a plan! and by tomorrow morning. No pressure. I have been thinking about this but I have trouble making decisions especially if I don't have any definite criteria to base the decision on. Ask me about your sleep issues, and I can, after a few quick questions tell you what herbs you need to take to help. But where to put the rhubarb? I don't know. I have so much input from the children, but they know less than I do. Haha! I need some experienced farmer to come along side and give us advice. Any volunteers?