We usually blog alot about farming. It is either about baby animals being born or the farm processing of the milk, eggs, veges, fruit, honey and wax, medicinals, etc. That is MOST of the time. Well, with the onset of summer coming on it is time to do THE YARD – and yes – we have a huge yard. This is the time of year where we buckle down and do the yard work required to make this Victorian farm house property LOOK like a Victorian farm house property. That means lots of beautiful beds with flowers everywhere.
Well, we are not quite done yet but here is the work in progress we have accomplished. You will be able to see our journey via photos. Seeing as we just bought this property not long ago, and all the landscaping was so overgrown you literally could not see the house from the drive – it is quite amazing what we have accomplished since we purchased this farm. We have literally been working five to six days a week for a long time to convert the before pictures into the after pictures I am going to show you now. It really is quite startling even to me to see how far we have come!
BEFORE PICTURES SIDE BY SIDE WITH AFTER PICTURES TAKEN THIS WEEK
The gazebo on the left was completely buried in over grown trees. The picture on the right also has the gazebo in the left of the picture. You literally could NOT SEE IT AT ALL with all the trees. Mike literally cut all the trees and dug up all the roots by hand. He then built a bunch of gorgeous retaining walls and viola! And, this is how it turned out!
Above are shots taken the day we closed of the overgrown garden inside the garden area itself and outside the garden by the drive. Here are the after shots from today.
The last two pictrues are amazing. The tree from the picture above this one is the only thing we left standing. We pruned it up and literally cleared everything else out to make lawn. We will still add a gorgeous massive sculpture at the end of this brink. But, that is our next project!
The above two pictures are amazing as well. Mike made all the railings by milling trees he cut down. We painted the deck a pretty deep gray and added beautiful light fixtures. Then we obviously changed the whole view by gutting and adding an equestrian barn and riding ring to look at.
Here are some other amazing transformations we have worked on while we have been running our farm!
So, I look at the picture above that was taken today and compare it to the overgrown property that we bought and I am shocked. We have done so much work to pull back the landscape that has really gone wild over the last 20 years with previous owners. To get it contained, preserve the flowering plants and place them in a new spot where they can flourish, to clear the overgrowth and trim up these STUNNING big southern oaks and hickories, truly transformed this 15 acre property into the farm of our dreams.
Hard work and lots of sweat does pay off.
God Bless! L. Davis