I’m feeling a bit sentimental after five years on the farm. We have a special place, and I really treasure being here.
The house and the property have evolved since we arrived here five years ago. Looking back to April 2012, we’d added the flagpole to the turnaround, but the rest of the property–especially the turnaround–were still a disaster.
In our second year, I started taking a photo each June 1. Everything is green and growing. It’s a nice time of year to showcase the farm.
In June 2014, we were still establishing the gardens, but things were looking much tidier than when we first started.
This spring, we’re still making progress, and I’m so proud of what we’re building.
The exterior of the house itself has not changed as much as the interior or the rest of the property, but it will… someday. (And yes, I know our little maple tree is tilted.)
I think it will be fun to look back at these June 1 photos in another 5, 25 or even more years and think about all of the memories we’ve made here.
How do you mark progress at your house? What time of year does your home look its best?
Five years, congratulations! That’s a very nice milestone to celebrate.
Thanks Jan. I especially like choosing to celebrate at a time when the farm looks particularly nice.
We just purchased our home in April! So far spring has been absolutely beautiful with all the wonderful plants the previous home owner tended to. Since buying the house the interior got a big over haul while the outside was already breath taking! Love the “June 1” picture each year to note the differences. This is something we will have to start doing!
It’s wonderful that your outdoors were already well-tended. We had to overhaul both the inside as well as the outside, so things have taken awhile to get to the wonderful stage. Part of the joy of having a new home is the first spring when you discover some of the treasures planted outside. Enjoy your new homestead!
What an awesome idea! I’m feeling a little sad that I never took before shots of all the rooms in our house. Congratulations on your five year mark.
Thanks, Alyssa. It’s never too late to pick a day and track changes from then. June 1 is not our farm-iversary. It just happens to be a time that the farm looks particularly nice.