Our Home and Garden: The 5-Year Plan

| 4/27/2015 9:29:00 AM

Tags: Deanna Tworivers, Washington, Three Sisters, permaculture,

At this point it is really a two-year plan and we are well underway.

Our “new” to us house was built in 1950 of sturdy concrete block construction with a single car attached garage on a 1/10th acre. The neighborhood is quiet with a broad street and well established trees.

When we moved in on Halloween day of 2014 we were so happy to have a home that we truly did not realize how much work we were getting into. The house was a result of a Facebook plea. We were looking for a house on a good sized lot with room to garden, with garage and within walking distance of mass transit. An hour later we had a response and our plans for North Bank Urban Farm were very quickly set in motion.

The yard and house had been a rental for many years – we think 20 – and had been severely neglected. The roof had to be replaced – especially after the raccoon incident that left a huge hole on Thanksgiving morning.

The roof repair took place that following summer. A three day job spread into eight days, with an amazing amount of debris, and we entered the winter of 2014 with a tight roof and repaired chimney.


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