Starting up our farm and our new home was a lot of work. We began right away to gut the enitre family room in order to insulate and get rid of alot of "1970's" paneling, not to mention the ugliest brick fireplace that was falling off the wall. David decided to re-wire the entire room, and then extended the elecrical work to other rooms while the walls were open. He installed new switches, outlets, outside backyard light, and new electrical heaters.
My garden was started by layering the cardboard from all our moving boxes onto the ground and then layering dead leaves, grass clippings, old straw from the barn, and eventually horse and cow manure. It is lasagna gardening at its best. The best part is that it can be done in the snow! We only had two real snowfalls and then diminished quickly with spring coming early.