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Six months later

Six months later

I can hardly believe we've been here six months! On the one hand, it feels like we arrived yesterday; on the other hand, it feels like we've been here forever. And, as the pictures prove, we have made a fair amount of progress over the last six months.

Fall to spring

First the property went from a bare tract of land to a liveable homestead complete with trailer, water, septic, and electricity.

Proto garden

Next comes the garden. We've laid out a bunch of beds and planted several. (The confusing bits in the foreground are where I laid down kill mulches then realized those areas were going to be asparagus and had to dig them right back up.)

Finger rock

And, most importantly, we've met an astonishing number of talented and interesting people, like the aspiring videographer, cupcake baker, and truck driver who helped me take the "after" photos in this series.



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Anna and Mark,

I know the amount of the land in VA that you owned, but what is the difference between your core homestead in VA with what you have in OH? It sounds like you are doing more things where you are now since more is closer to you.

Sheila

Comment by sheila Mon Apr 9 21:27:22 2018

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime