House plans continue. Too slowly. Window placement remains elusive. We are almost there, we think. Trees are felled, the road is in, electricity connected and the house site is ready. There are now many other decisions to consider. We will heat with wood. We need a back up heat source. We would prefer not to use fossil fuels. We don’t have space for bulky systems on the main floor. We want something that fits with the ecologically correct way we imagine living. Thoughts? Ideas? All are welcome.
In the meantime, our organic Maine garden is growing. We have planted many types of heirloom tomatoes, two types of kale (Tuscan Lacinto, Rainbow Lacinto) green (Jade Bush and Masai Bush) and wax beans (Golden Rocky Bush), sunflowers, peppers, basil, artichokes, dahlias, peas, turnips (Oasis), radishes (Green Meat), garlic, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots (Yaya, Scarlet Keeper), all sorts of salad greens, marigolds, lavender, strawberries and other assorted flowers.
We started late, we could have done more, but we feel proud of what we have. We have a fence, we are gaurding against the groundhog family sharing our land, and we are weeding and watering regularly. And in the midst of all this, I was able to escape to Sebago Lake for the weekend.