Garden Life

Garden in the Sky

herbs growing in containers

A piece of our big puzzle has finally fallen into place….

When Hawkeye and I decided we wanted to move from serious hobbyists to dedicated farmers, the first challenge we faced was space. Our house in Northampton sits on just 1/5 acre- not nearly enough land for us to produce enough veg and herbs to share.

Luck was with us though! Just as we were hitting a wall trying to find land to rent, an aquaintance mentioned she had an unused, 3/4 acre property that she would love to have someone farming.

Our Hadley garden was born! The only drawback is the 18 minute drive to get there (on a good day- the time can double if you’re stuck in traffic).

Talking over our goals for the micro-farm recently, Hawkeye brought up an idea he’s mentioned many times before that I’ve never taken seriously: a rooftop garden.

So simple! So obvious! The flat roof over our garage is perfect for building a rooftop garden and would give us the full sun growing area at home we’re currently lacking. But I was intimidated by the amount of work (and money) it would take to make this happen ($25 per square foot is the ballpark figure).

The only other option seems to be to leave Northampton, which isn’t really something we want to do.

Now that I’ve agreed to the project, I’m really excited about it! Can’t wait to see the view from my garden in the sky!