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Last week, I mentioned that our two-year search for a house to call our own in Central Oregon finally — finally! — has a happy ending (though the adventure is really just beginning). We closed on our dream property this month! It completely caught us by surprise, and we scrambled to make it happen. If you haven't had a chance yet to read about it on gardenbetty.com (more photos over there too), let me fill you in a bit… ➕ This serene piece of property is 1.5 acres in a rural neighborhood, but only 10 minutes from the center of town. ➕ It's flat, wide open and sunny with lush green pasture. We also have deeded water rights, which allows us to use water from the canal to irrigate our land. ➕ The concrete cistern in the back holds our irrigation water, and irrigation lines run the entire length of the property. (We'll be able to have our own mini farm!) ➕ Our dreams for developing this parcel include an energy-efficient house, food forest, vegetable garden, greenhouse, chicken run, swimming pond, outdoor kitchen/fire pit/hot tub/entertaining area, and for the kids, a treehouse and pump track! Not all at once, of course… we'd be grateful just to have a basic home to move into the first year. ➕ There's currently an old mobile home and some rundown wood sheds on the property, which all need to be demolished before any building can begin. ➕ Because of these existing structures, we're very lucky to have a 300-foot driveway in place and utilities already trenched to the building site. On the downside, the (very old, unpermitted) septic system needs to be replaced and we're undergoing a septic feasibility study right now. As we're finding out, all of these initial land improvements add up quickly! 💸 I'll be documenting these first few months as we clear the land and get it ready for construction, so I hope you'll follow along!
Music: “New Day” by Lee Rosevere
+Listen to the original episode:Ep. 2-10: Unconventional Edibles & Whole Harvest Cooking | Linda Ly
+Linda’s website:Garden Betty