We have been here a little more than a year now and it seems to us we should have more done than we do, but we have to remember just how long winter lasted. We thought it would never end. Summer has been a nice reprieve although the wind has been a little hard to cope with at times. We have planted 75 evergreen saplings along the sides of the property, approximately 200 arborvita , 18 assorted fruit trees, 1 flowering plum tree, 1 Norway maple, a couple of rose bushes and an oak tree to remind us of the really nice town we came from, Thousand Oaks. Graces' garden has corn, tomatoes, string beans, peppers, bell peppers, squash, onions, watermellon, and assorted herbs. At the entrance to the property we have around 100 lavender plants that we are starting to border with rock and fill in with pine straw. The front lawn is coming in nicely and we will put in a rear lawn next year. We have not put in the irrigation system yet so it takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours each day to water all of this. Irrigation system is on the agenda next year as well as a greenhouse and a surprise guest cottage/retreat.