I tried taking a few pictures, but most of them came out blurry because of all the wind. I have recently seen some bloggers talk about future hopes and dreams for their backyard farm haven, and I thought that would be fun to share since this day is too windy for much else. I don't know that I have mentioned it before, but we currently only live on about 3 acres beside a large cattle ranch. Most of what we own is woods and underbrush; I would say only about an acre is "mowable". We have recently started utilizing some of the woods for Bill to graze on and he is LOVING it!
I have a list written up for our future goals for our Little Bitty Farm! A few goals include:
- Using only non-GMO seeds next gardening season.
- Build a rainwater irrigation system.
- Build a bigger chicken house and a few separate breeding apartments.
- Build a barn for Bill! He has a shelter now, but it is definitely what I would call makeshift.
- Get GOATS! (Maybe even a milk goat!)
- Flowers... everywhere! Use vines like grapes, Wisteria, and Morning Glories along the unsightly fences for the dogs. Maybe I could even find something Bill wouldn't eat to dress up his paddock area! Also, I would love to plant more roses.
Here are some pictures of a few spots and my plans for those areas:
Most of our property is made up of this kind of stuff; a lot of brush and woods and uneven footing. I have been told it would be perfect for goats!
|Fence off woods for goats.|
This spot we are thinking about pulling up the raised bed boxes and just turning this into a garden area on the ground, using a tiller. Not 100% sure on that plan though, seeing as how I feel like our gardening skills still need a LOT of work before we jump in too deep!
|Potential future garden area.|
Ultimately, we would love to have more land. For someone who loves animals, flowers, and experimenting with veggie gardening, I sometimes feel cramped on our little space. But I am so thankful for it - it is a wonderful home!
What are your hopes, dreams, and goals for your homestead? I would love to hear them!