Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Refining the Homestead
Thinking of our homestead in "zones" helps me organize my thoughts and make logical plans. The zones are:
The House Zone, the half-acre with the house, driveway and garage, which includes the traditional front lawn; butterfly- and bee-friendly flower gardens; ornamental bushes like azaleas, hydrangea, roses and gardenias; and the screened porch, patio and backyard area where we enjoy outdoor meals and entertaining.
Scott took a day to aerate, seed and fertilize the lawn. We are watering regularly with our nifty John Deer sprinklers. Thank goodness we are on a well and don't have to abide by city water restrictions! We like having some lawn (as opposed to planting 100% of the soil) for normalcy, croquet games and goat grazing.