• Seasonal Snaps – Winter Solstice 2012

    by  • December 21, 2012 • Featured, Home & Family, Homesteading • 7 Comments

    A friend had a good idea to take pictures from the same angles over time as we transform our property to a working homestead. I decided to start today on Solstice, which happened to include the first snow in our new home. Behold the land of possibilities:

    urban homestead possibilityFrom the mailbox looking toward house – we have a swing for the front oak tree

    cape codProperty line looking at front of the house – we planted the walk with blueberries this week

    backyardBackyard as viewed from house – three car garage, lots of trees, chicken coop behind the garage currently

    From the back of the property looking forward – biggest tree is four people around and will be site of treehouse and natural playground

    Front yard as viewed from inside the house – what can we grow here?


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    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. My favorite color is purple, my favorite vegetable is whatever is fresh and local, and my favorite drink is whatever you're pouring. Follow me @racheltayse


    7 Responses to Seasonal Snaps – Winter Solstice 2012

    1. Dawn
      December 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Oh it’s just gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to live on that street — close enough to everything but you feel like you have some *privacy!*

      • December 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Thanks, Dawn. It is surprisingly private here, even with the big road and high school.

    2. Heidi
      December 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Rachel, I love the pictures! What about some arches of grapes and some seating for the front yard? Maybe even some edible flower beds around to make a pretty and fragrant seating area?

      • December 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        What isn’t pictured well are the water and soil issues in certain parts of the yard. I would love grapes and an arbor – hopefully they’ll grow!

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