Year two

This week marked our second anniversary of buying our house, and this year has been racing by even faster than the first.

In our first year we achieved a lot – painting, carpeting and changing the curtains before (or just after) we moved in, then adding the chickens, getting gas hot water connected (which made a big difference for us), replacing roof nails, starting the garden and getting this blog online.

Freshly harvested rhubarb

We harvested the first of our rhubarb, and will have a good second year crop!

By comparison, it can feel like we’ve achieved less this year – but actually we’ve expanded the gardens significantly, had our master bedroom redecorated, gotten the shed removed, experimented with some DIY in the kitchen, and lined up more work to happen over the next few weeks.

We’ve put a huge amount of effort into the garden over the last few months, and I hope to get a good harvest this summer. Without a decent return of fruit and vegetables, I’d be struggling to justify (to myself) making the same commitment of time and effort in future. Signs are looking good though, so let’s keep our fingers crossed!

I haven’t posted much more than Instagram photos lately – but rest assured we’ve been busy doing lots here, and there will be photos and words setting it all out soon!

One thought on “Year two

  1. Gosh, what a lot and to think that you have been in paid work too! How do you find the time?
    Well done, it is an inspiration to read all the activity in your house and garden. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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