Eight years ago we moved into a little bungalow on a 1/10th of an acre lot in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood of SE Portland. We put a lot of elbow grease into polishing this house into a loving home. But the tine has come to start the next chapter with a new homestead.
We scored big with our new digs! We found a cozy, 1950s bungalow in our favorite neighborhood of Sellwood-Moreland. It’s a short walk to visit family, eat out, visit the library, go grocery shopping. I’ll have a short bike commute to work. All in all, less time in the car and more time together.
But now to answer the biggest question: what’s the yard look like? Another blank slate! A cozy house means a big yard – lots of room for fruit trees, berry bushes and a vegetable patch.
I’ve built, tended and then move away from many gardens over the years. Saying goodbye to this garden is a bit heart-wrenching. But at the same time, I am over the moon about the challenge of starting over. I learned so many lessons on our last homestead and I know this next one will be even more incredible.
So fasten your seat belts friends as we turn another house into a flourishing homestead. It’s going to be a wild ride!