We spent more time at the farm property today and signed the contract this afternoon.
This triangular garden bed must have been used only for annuals as there seems to be nothing breaking ground except an iris root or two in the far left corner.
I wandered round the back yard plotting and planning and decided this will make a fine place for an herb garden. I may center it with an old rose, a low growing one.
I hope that I can buy potted herbs locally. If not I'll send away to an Oregon nursery I've used before.
How about lemony signet marigolds for edging?
Or, some pansies and violas?
Nepeta, the lower growing kinds make a good edging.
So many things will grow well here that I feel joyfully overwhelmed with choices after so many years without a garden.
J. strolled the acres again and thought about where he would plant raspberry canes, a strawberry bed.
We walked in sharp north wind and sunshine, planning, hoping, wanting the miles and days between now and move-in day to go quickly.
Late in the afternoon we drove to the next town where there is a Lowes Home Improvement Store.
I picked up brochures on cabinetry, we looked at samples of finishes, light fixtures, picked up more paint cards.
This is a very different style of house than we have had before. After an initial hesitancy about "getting it right" I think we are having good ideas.
Will start the return trip to Wyoming tomorrow. There are spring snows and storms between here and there. Old Snort'n Nort'n will deal with it all.