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Terra Nova Gardens Are Mine

| 12/18/2011 9:02:42 AM

A photo of Nebraska DaveYes, this is yet another post on the Terra Nova Gardens.  I can't help it.  My imagination is running wild with anticipation.  Can you tell?  These two properties together would be almost an acre of land which would net, after a major clean up, about half to two thirds of an acre to turn into gardens.  That would be more than enough to keep me busy and out of trouble for many years to come.  Don't you think?

I have good news. The soon to be property is now my property.  The final payment has been made and now .... yes I wait again for the deed to come in the mail.  It only takes three to four weeks.  (Big sigh)  It's a good thing I'm a patient man.  This process started early in September and now it looks as though I won't have the official deed in my hand until next year.  I'm looking forward to Spring and getting to actually start cleaning and building.

I thought closing would be a little more than just making a final payment on the property but that's all it was.  No signing because I signed a couple papers when I gave them a down payment.  It was quite uneventful.  It was nothing like signing for a house.  After knowing that the property was mine, I took a drive up to Terra Nova Gardens and just sat on the old downed tree trunk in the middle of the weed/vine mess and dreamed of how it would look in a couple years.  There's no money for machinery to clear the land so a worn square spade, a garden rake, a hoe, and a wheel barrow will be the tools of clearing the land. 

Terra Nova Gardens Properties 
As you can see there are many trees.  The left road in the picture has a major bank that drops down to the flat part of the property.  I'd say that the usable part of the property is about half.  The rest on the left of the property will be left in trees to hold the bank together.  The bank is about a 45 degree climb which may require a stairway in the future project plans.

Terra Nova distance shot
This is a good shot of just how high and big the bank is at the back of the property.  At the foot of the bank is a 60' X 60' area that will be the first three years of clearing and building.  Hopefully by next year this time, I'll be ready for a long winter's nap and another picture will look a lot different.  As you can see there is major cleanup involved with this project.  

Terra Nova Gardens Properties 1 
Here's a little higher up view of where the property is situated.  You can see that it's surrounded by city but yet kind of isolated from the city.  The property lines in this picture are both properties.  The one that's mine and the one that will be in foreclosure soon.  I have decided to put a bid in for the other property in foreclosure but not until next spring.  Well, that is if it's still available.  Right now I have enough to think about for quite a while.

I have marked where the turkeys were.  You can see why I'm concerned about them crossing the road.  It's a major thoroughfare and I wouldn't want anything to happen to Tom and his girls.

12/23/2011 8:51:42 PM

Mary, Merry Christmas to you too. It's been a fun year hearing about all your hooligan antics and your adventures. I'm looking forward to another year of fun filled stories about you and the hooligans.

12/23/2011 8:49:18 PM

Allan, too funny about the overpass but unfortunately it just might be a valid thing to apply to get. I'm excited about Spring coming now. First I'll definitely have to get the seed starting station up and running. Waiting until the first of the year before actual putting up the station is torture. The weather here is unusually warm for winter weather. Monday it will be 50 degrees. What's up with that? If it gets any warmer I'll be planting a winter garden. I guess the hoop covers would have really extended the garden growing this year. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

12/23/2011 8:41:30 PM

Cindy, yes I did get my Christmas present. It's the best ever. I have thought about community gardens but they would be selected friends that help me with the construction or possibly folks in the neighborhood that stop by and ask about what's up. My dreams haven't been about sugar plums but tomatoes, yeah!! Right now I'm into the fence and gate construction planning. I'm thinking modular fence sections that can be built here at the Urban Ranch and taken to Terra Nova Gardens. A swinging sign with "Terra Nova Gardens" on it will be on the entrance gate to the gardens. That will be one of the first things up. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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