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4renek
We acquired our property (20 acres) 29 years ago. All I wanted was a place to plant flowers. It's in my blood, my grandmothers too! We left a mobile home community upon finding this perfect spot. The five acre pond nestled right in the middle stole our hearts (we love to fish). The owners were asking a little too much, we counter-offered & they accepted. Our jaws dropped! Our old place sold immediately (beautifully landscaped) & we were forced to move. A co-worker loaned us a fifth-wheel & we moved our three children ages 7, 5 & 3 onto our new property. No water, electricity, phone etc. We had the most amazing summer! Nicknamed the wilderness family. We built two homes (the first burnt down) ourselves. A lot of blood, sweat & tears!
We couldn't afford to hire anything done. With a lot of research, inspiration & elbow grease our dreams had finally come true. We have planted hundreds of trees, shrubs & plants native to our area thanks to the Mo. Dept. of Conservation where we acquired almost everything as seedlings. A few items (southern favorites) Magnolia, Mimosa, Crepe Myrtle & Giant Reed Grass are planted out of their zone however are doing quite well. We have hauled in tons of S. Mo river rock acquired from a local quarry. There's always a project underway & we still plant a tree every year. Our kids & grandkids love it here. Two of our children were married in the backyard by the lake. So much history, very deep roots!
I specialize in natural light, nature & now landscape photography. So blessed to be loaned the perfect canvas. So blessed to have a family that believes in the same dream!
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evergreenfirefly
What a sweet and beautiful story
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