|Wood Streets Gardens growing food for health and posterity.|
Yes, we do plan on leaving Wood Streets Gardens behind us. Truth be told, it is going to be a tough move. If I could I would pick up the gardens, load them on a truck and take them with us.
We - I - really want out of the city. I want more open space. I want freedom to do what I want on my property. I don't want to hear our neighbors flush their toilet. I don't want to smell the perfumed dryer exhaust when they are doing laundry or the scent of their freshly, over-chlorinated pool. I want the freedom to have as many chickens and roosters as I choose.
It won't be this year. We have a five year move-out plan. In five years we are outta here! Sooner if things go well, and that would be a welcome change. At the end of the term Tom will be able to retire, we will be able to sell the property with cash out and move to our dream destination, wherever that is. Somewhere cool, but not cold, with plenty of water.
We have much to do to prepare. While 5 years seems like an eternity, it will go by quickly. It will. It has to or I will go insane. Keeping busy will help preserve my sanity
It is a bit ironic that our move- out plan is the impetus for starting a real garden business with products and marketing and profit or loss statements. Though our little postage stamp in the city may not produce a full-fledged farm income, every bit of cash it generates will fund the move. A bit of ingenuity and creative use of space and resources just might bring in more cash than even we think possible. And I tend to dream big.
The business will rely on the gardens we have grown. We have several products in the development stage which I hope people will love so much that we can't keep them on the shelves. The best part is none of these products require cooking or baking for people. Been there, done that. Not again.
Teas, tisanes, and a variety of specialty products from our gardens will be hitting the market soon, and I sincerely hope they are all huge hits. We really need to be wildly successful now so we aren't the proverbial burden on the kids when we are old and decrepit. Not that I plan on becoming decrepit, but stuff happens. Who knows?
It is time to get to it, get serious and get out of the city. Wherever we go, we will take with us our belief and practice of growing food for health and posterity.
I hope you'll follow us on our journey. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.