We've got a friend who is letting plant more stuff at her place, so I don't need a big garden here. Even though I wanted to. But that's okay, better to start off small, I'll work into more garden here next year.
The next step that I'll be writing about is reducing our reliance upon utilities. Part of doing that is using a woodstove for heat. I'll talk more about it later, but we cut down a couple of ash trees so I wanted to write about that now.
There were several small ones coming up out of an old concrete foundation that were blocking the sun to my neighbor's garden and he'd asked if could cut them down. I'll be wanting to put in a shed on top of that pad sometime soon, so I said yes. While I was helping him knock those out, I pointed out the big ash tree that was blocking the sun to my garden and asked if he'd help me cut that one down someday. He said sure, why not do it now? I said, okay. So we cut that one down too.
There are several other trees that we can cut down when the time comes.