Monday afternoon was an exciting time on the Covered Y Farm as it marked the beginning of a major effort for us. Out the many plans we have, the two most prevalent are to get out of debt (discussed in an earlier post) and to move toward providing all of our own food. Well we took our first step towards the latter yesterday.
Directly behind our house is approximately 1 1/2 acres of cleared land that is currently pasture for our horses. We decided that this site would become our family food site. It will be home to raised beds for vegetables, fruit trees, blueberries, grapes, etc. But, the first step was new fencing which would keep livestock and horses on one side and our German Shepherd on the other. And, that began yesterday. I set the first few corner posts late yesterday afternoon and will continue work today. We hope to post pictures of our progress over the next months and even years. Its fun to share with others and it may inspire someone who wants to do the same. I know that I have often enjoyed seeing the progress of other agrarians, and pick up many good ideas and tips simply from the pictures. Check in often and look for posts on our family garden.