Well, if I don’t include today (it’s half over anyway) we have 15 days until we close on our new homestead. I’m getting really jittery and nervous about the entire thing, but I’m really excited at the same time. We will won’t be moving in until around May 1st, unless, by some miracle, the sellers move out really fast, but I don’t know their plans yet. They have 14 days to leave after we close, so our tentative first day in the house is April 30th. Although we’ll probably be doing a lot of packing, traveling and unpacking from April 29th-May 1st. It’s going to be really busy.
As this date looms closer, I realize that I have to start buying things and making orders soon. We need to order in our fruit trees and get all our garden equipment, but I refuse to order it before close. I don’t want to jinx myself AND, more importantly, I don’t want to move all the stuff or risk it dying in our apartment. The cat already dumped one of my tubs of strawberries and I may have lost a couple plants because of it (She did it in the middle of the night and the roots were exposed). I also haven’t spent more than $200 at a time in a LONG time, years actually. So it’s a little hard to think that we’re going to spend upwards of $1500 for things we need for the house (trees, tools, a washer, clothesline, lawn mower), it all adds up fast. Unfortunately most of these things are necessities for people with a 3 acre yard who like to garden and do their own laundry. Thankfully we saved enough to be able to do this and still have rainy day money left.
As we draw closer I also realize that I have a TON of work to do in the garden and I’ll only have 14 days to do it or so. If the weather is good I’ll have to plant it as I dig it, but the trees are first priority when they arrive. After that all the beds have to be dug and I have to plant them all. Thankfully Justin said he would help me, but it’s still gonna be a big job. Even with two of us, removing 600sqft of sod is going to take a while. We’ve decided NOT to till (Dad, if you’re reading this, we don’t need the tiller) because the garden is not a square anymore, I’m planting it organically in a crazy pattern. We’ll figure it out, but it’s gonna be quite the job. I’m hoping it won’t take as terribly long as we think, although, it will probably take longer.
Well, here’s hoping we can figure it out and complete this massive project. I might have to enlist help if I can find any. It’s exciting, but it’s becoming more daunting than anything now.
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