Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Had to add a couple photos...


To the right is a photo taken from the road looking down at our lot. You can see that it has a pretty good slope. The cabin will probably be tucked behind the trees - we can use the shelter from the north wind.





To the left is a photo taken from the north lot line... that clump of trees is the same as the picture on the right. The road at the top is a right turn only... otherwise dropping off into some pasture land I think may be BLM








Will have to try to find some snow pictures! It's gorgeous! Did I say that?

4 comments:

becky3086 said...

Looks good. The slope does seem like it will make things a bit challenging but you deal with what you have and it does have some open spaces and some wooded areas which are great.
Becky

Marcy said...

Becky, the slope will be tricky, no doubt but the are we're planning to build on is more level (or less sloping at least!).
The north 1/2 of the lot is treeless...just grass & sagebrush. We are hoping to get some seedling trees or maybe transplant some from another lot we own out there to take up some of the openness. I'd love to throw out wildflower seed & see what happens!

becky3086 said...

I think having part of it treeless is an advantage. You can plant a garden and not worry about trees shading it. If you get larger animals later, you will have a clear spot. However, my thought is always if you are going to plant something make it edible. Plant fruit trees, nuts, berries etc. Even with your wildflowers, you can plant violets(I have gotten a lot of use out of my lawn of violets, lol)dandelions(I know, I know but they taste good) etc. whatever that is edible that will grow good in your area.
Becky

Marcy said...

DANDELIONS??? Yikes! Haven't seen any out there... & I'd rather leave them in the Midwest! What a nuisance they are! What do you do with violets?
Don't know if we'll ever have BIG animals... although we're thinking about some chickens. We'd have to get permits for anything bigger & have extra permits for "outdoor" water. Colorado's crazy water restriction laws!