It has taken me a year to describe myself this way: Widow, homeowner, Baby Boomer, Italian teacher, inexperienced urban farmer.
Challenges: maintaining a house, replacing a deck, landscaping yard, pruning and spraying 7 fruit trees and 10+ grapevines, planting rose bands, planning my retirement (or not).
Here are some of the questions I've been wrangling with:
What should I do first? Landscape backyard, replace 1/2 or all of the deck, insulate the ceiling, paint the inside of house, more to come.
How do you get a landscaper to respond to your call?
How do you caulk a bathtub and not have the caulking pop off when you get in and take a bath?
How should I or do I rearrange the plants in the front yard?
Should I paint the interior? The exterior was painted 3 or 4 yrs. ago. Inside never in 22 years.
How do I organize my hobby room?
When do I prune and spray fruit trees? Some of this I know, the rest I'm unsure of.
This week I hope to work on prioritizing my questions and dividing the projects into seasons.
Let me hear from you.