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Not only is this not to scale, I just realized I drew it all the wrong direction. The barn is actually the north side of the property. I drew it as though you were on the road looking at the place. So, the sun rises above the hills beyond the pasture and sets on the porch side. Our land itself is pretty flat up. But the adjoining properties head up the hill/mountain pretty quick, as shown in the first picture of this link. At the top is BLM and the Payette National Forest.
We're planning to start small this year with planting just the veggie garden and my herb and flower garden areas. These two things are actually quite a lot compared to what we've planted before. As we figure things out we will be able to extend our growing to the pasture area. I am curious to see where exactly the shadows will fall from the Very Big Tree once it has leaves. We may need to adjust our plans as we go along.
Here's something interesting: I've been told that it will stay light out here in the summer until 10:30 or 11:00 pm. I am curious as to what this means for planting. And for putting kids to bed. ;) We're so far west in the time zone--same as you all back in Colorado--and further north so as to have really long days.
It'll be interesting to see how the extra sunshine will be on growing things and how much sun they'll be on certain areas. Right now I am just so excited to have discovered little green shoots popping up all over. The snow melted off in parts this weekend and I was able to discover tulips, iris, daffodils and more. Yippee!
I felt just like Mary Lennox clearing away the grasses around the bulbs. It is all coming back alive. I also found more roses and a big patch of thyme. I am glad so about the roses as I think some of the bushes along the pasture fence lines may turn out to be thornberry bushes instead. It will be nice to see everything growing as I look out the windows.
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