We have a rather large yard, about one and a half acres in all. Our back yard faces west, and extends down the hill, to the row of poplar trees:
Our back yard then stretches to the south, all the way to the tree line behind the far building. The two large outbuildings are such a blessing! My husband has a fully functioning shop, complete with a vehicle hoist, in the building closest to the house. He’s able to do all of our vehicle repairs and maintenance, which saves a lot of money! The far building is used mainly for storage. We store a motorcycle, camper trailer, and other large items for family members, and we also use the building for our yearly garage sales. In fact, we’re having one on Saturday!
We pick and preserve as much of the fruit as we can. The mulberries on the tree in our front yard are ripe now, so yesterday I made a one-crust pie with some fresh mulberries, and some frozen sour cherries from last year’s crop. It was so delicious!