Hey! I’m CT.
I lived in the city of Philadelphia for almost 9 years, and before that I’ve lived all over the US in various places.
In November of 2020, my partner and I moved into a house that sits on 1.5 acres of land.
What the heck is a city person doing buying a house with that much land?
Honestly, I needed a hobby.
I run a company helping small business owners with their digital marketing during the day. And up until 2 months ago I would have told you that my only hobby is “work.”
I do love what I do, but during the famous pandemic of 2020 (sigh), I realized I needed something else in my life to do aside from sitting in front of a computer all day.
My 2020 Garden
I grew 6 things last year: basil, mint, sage, cilantro, tomatoes.
My 2021 Garden
I’ve only planted garlic so far, but you can see what kind of space I’m working with here. VERY different from last year. I’m slightly insane.
I’ve always dreamt of living on a farm
I’ve always dreamt of living on a farm, but didn’t think that would ever become a reality. While my father’s side of the family lives in Iowa and my grandparents live on a farm and owned cattle at one point, NONE of that knowledge passed on to me. I grew up in Suburban NJ in an apartment. So the farm dreams were literally just dreams.
Anyway, when my partner and I were searching for our home, nothing exciting was really coming up – they were either too big, or in a weird area – we just didn’t get “that feeling” about any of them.
One day, our realtor sent over one that wasn’t on the market yet and the listing didn’t even have pictures of the inside. But I immediately knew it was the one from the outside pictures. We picked the first time available to walk through and after seeing it (and getting that “feeling”), we put in an offer that day.
Fast forward a few months and we’ve moved in, and are still shocked that we get to live in this place. But, there is still the question of what in the world is happening with 1.5 acres 🤷♀️
So, it’s time for me to become Farmer Tull (HA) – not quite, but I do have a John Deere lawn tractor (the old owner left it for us) and I drink beer. So, that’s enough right?
I started this website to document the journey of figuring out what in the world to do with this much land and how I can make some of those “farm dreams” come true.
I imagine there will be a lot of “what was I thinking?!” and “oops!” moments, but it should be interesting at least!Why? Because I like torturing myself and holding my feet to the fire. I get overly excited about things and end up with a huge project, instead of, you know, just growing 12 plants instead of 6 like a normal person.
Last year, in my first garden, I grew 6 plants.
This year I’m planning a 50′ x 50′ garden.
Why? Because I like torturing myself and holding my feet to the fire. I get overly excited about things and end up with a huge project, instead of, you know, just growing 12 plants instead of 6 like a normal person.
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