Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!
Recently, as some of our other outside projects wind down (posts coming soon on that), we turn our eyes to our ginormous front yard (see photo below). Something like this, maybe even several, is what we are considering. I know there will be edging but I mow it now, if I have less to mow, then I have time to edge. My only worry is how to deal with our clay soil. Maybe a bed of native grasses with smaller flowers like we have done in the flowerbeds?
When we bought the property, there were a couple of trees in the front yard. One was a mesquite and then a cluster of tall hackberry trees. The hackberry trees were in danger of falling toward the house if they were ever blown over and the mesquite tree, well it was low growing and covered in thorns. Planting more trees (at least tall ones) is not practical (there is also a water pipe that runs from the well to the house and it cuts across the yard. So now we just need to figure out "where" to place something like this in the yard.
Until we do something, I just have more to mow!