As promised, here is a design of what the Farmette will look like ideally, and what we want to do with it. It will take some time before all the pieces come together, but eventually they will.
The ultimate plan is to “live of the land” and certainly a simply and organic farm life, so we can both pursue our passions, as well as work together. It is a ton of work with much patience required, and much dedication, as well as physical strength (hence the 60 days to fitness). This is the plan now, and while this plan projects years ahead, it is something that we feel we can follow, and create little by little, step by step.
We have named the place MILL CREEK LITTLE TREES, and as you can follow in the visual plan, it includes an area for the veggie garden, as well as areas for a greenhouse, sheds, patio, workshop/garage, garden, cottage, parking, fruit stand, and christmas tree farm. If we decide to have farm animals (which I don’t think we will since we are only two people, maybe chickens for eggs and a goat for milk – but I doubt it) they will have their home in the back where it is nice and shady, as well as breezy. The rest of the farm is to the back of the farmhouse, and it is all trees and wild vegetation, which we have no immediate plans for, but which will be great for growing more christmas trees. Christmas trees take many years to grow to full commercial size, so this is something that we know will go slow.
I started to put on paper some of the steps and creating a work-plan to implement these ideas, and each area will have its own “work-plan” and most likely, I will start creating all the business paraphernalia that will follow – website, flyers, cards, promos … all that stuff since I am able to do that myself. In the mean time, whatever we don’t know yet, we’ll start learning. I have a motto and that is “there is nothing that cannot be learned at one point or another, if you make the time.”
Right now, everything looks so intimidating and overwhelming, especially when the budget is $0.00, but I have learned that “once in your mind, the only one stopping it to reality is you” so as far as I believe, it is done in its own perfect time with God’s blessing.
I hope that you enjoy this post, and I will keep posting any progress, as usual.