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My previously dormant gardening genes (passed down from both sides of the family) have recently become dominant since I've lived on many acres in the country. On our two "grass" acres, I have inherited many small square beds and unnatural paths that surround the house from the previous owners that I'd like to completely eliminate in favor of natural looking beds with lots of native plants. In addition, I don't have raised beds in my veggie garden and I want to make them using fallen lumber from our 10 acres of woods that border our 2 acres. At this point, I feel like it will take me decades to do all I want to do unless I hire someone to help me. But, I haven't resorted to that yet. I'm afraid of how much it will cost. I am completely overwhelmed and wish I had a better vision of want I want my land to look like. My husband also provides a challenge. He does not want to stop using pesticides and herbicides and I do, very much. He also doesn't always happily go along with all of my project ideas because he's stubborn and wants to do things his way which always seems to be NOT my way!
I'm struggling to find a balance and to take things one project at a time, but without a solid long-term plan, I feel like every project I take on, I might one day have to undo. I've wasted a lot of money already this way. What am I going to do????
I'm hoping by blogging my journey, I will create a record of all my decisions and projects and maybe put together a goal for the overall design of this property.
Whew! That's quite a profile!