I Am Thinking of Putting the ‘Yard’ Back Into The Backyard Farm

I would really LOVE to do my yard like THIS: guys:https://www.facebook.com/DavidAvocadoWolfe/videos/10152846555756512/?fref=nf

And I know THIS is true:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/nikki-fotheringham/mowing-the-lawn-is-bad-fo_b_7746088.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

But I also want my butterfly garden, my pretty flower bed, my doggie area, my chicken area AND room for my family to play.

Confession:  I LOVE to sunbathe.

sun

I know how it’s bad and yada,yada,yada.  But a gal needs her Vitamin D and it is sooooooooooooooooooooooo good for my soul.

So I need room for my lounger.

lounger

I also occasionally want to sit with friends and family, just to relax, talk, drink adult beverages, watch the chickens, or WHATEVER.

But most of all I like my grandbabies to have room to play which means we need room for a pool, sandbox, trampoline, corn-hole game (it’s an Iowa thing) or WHATEVER.

cornhole

Corn hole game aka bag toss.

Soooooooo –  I am thinking of putting back more lawn space.

I know, I know, I am the gal who hates lawns.

  But nothing beats a nice lawn for recreation and I like my grandbabies playing HERE!

So I am considering making the vegetable garden smaller.  Perhaps reducing it by half and making it an ‘L’ shape.  That will open up a nice area.

IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE!

Someday in the future, when the grandbabies are off on other pursuits and I am retired and have more time to tend a large garden – we could put it back.

It’s a gardeners prerogative!

gardener

 

I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, words of encouragement (or discouragement).

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ruthschickensruthschickens
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 00:09:12

    Update: Nope, as of 2016 I did not make the lawn larger. I did in fact make the garden larger and planted an elderberry tree as well.

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  3. Barbara Faust
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 12:07:57

    I suggest you start a file titled;
    ((( WHAT DO I WANT TO FIT IN MY BACKYARD.)))
    Make some column starting with;

    (A) SAME SET UP AS 2015
    then a PRO’s and a CON’S list
    to memorialize the GOOD and the BAD
    incase your memory fades by next spring.

    (B) DOWNSIZE my Vegetable Garden by ?
    and list
    POTENTIAL PRO’S and CON’S of doing that

    (C) MOVE TO A MINI FARM
    POTENTIAL PRO’S and CON’S

    GOOD LUCK!

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