Wednesday, March 28, 2012

BTC Acre... 8 days away!!!

We have figured out a rough layout for the new yard.  Here it is:

Of course this is not to scale and is a rough idea we threw together.  Sadly, many large existing trees will be coming down since they provide too much shade as well as homes for predators such as raccoons.  The back yard is fenced off (if you look you can see the existing fence between the clothes line and the chicken coop) so the kids and dog will have room to play.  The ducks and chickens will be allowed free range of the yard (garden's will be fenced off) which is why we want to have berry bushes running along the front of the property.  The pond will be from runoff water that we will collect, the orchard will consist of fruit and nut trees and the garden beds will consist of some raised beds as well as some traditional beds.  As for the garage addition and pool area... this of course is a long term goal.  The pool and patio area will likely come first and then the garage addition.  There is a balcony off of the master bedroom above the garage which would provide access to the green roof if we chose to grow edibles or even install a greenhouse for winter produce.


  1. How exciting! I love a grand plan.

  2. Thanks, we are super excited! 7 more days!

  3. I love to see any of your exciting plans that you and Aaron have for your family. It is just amazing how much work and thought goes into something like this and you both deserve a whole lot of credit. Teaching your family what you can accomplish in regards to growing your own fruits and veggies and well having the chicken, ducks and bee hives is going to be fun!! Looking forward to the years ahead watching it all come together for the Lock Family :)Aunt Darlene

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