I am on year two and three of converting the front and back and side yards. So the only thing worth taking pictures of would be the blackberries and raspberries. The trees are all fairly small in those areas.
In the front yard there is about 30 fruit trees, 30 elderberry, 5 haskaps, 10 blackberry, 10 red rasp, and 30 black raspberry plants.
Backyard- around 40 varieties of blackberries.
Side yard 1- 10 fruit trees and 20 black rasp plants.
Side yard 2- 4 raised garlic beds, 10 blackberry plants.
Fields in front of house- both are fenced in. 1 is just for habitat and my gazing area. It has every wildflower and plant that i could get my hands on. Probably another 50 elderberries there as well. No idea how that is going to play out. The other is my private blackberry and raspberry haven. The rarest and hardest to find cultivars are in there. Also a nice strawberry bed in that patch.
5 years ago i mowed every inch of all of those areas with a riding mower, a push mower and weedeaters.
I also have 4 more fields and 3 banks that i have sewed in local native wildflowers and various other bird and pollinator friendly things.
I lost about a year in the beginning not thinking about the need for fences… The deer wiped out most everything that i attempted on year 1.
Step 1 for me should have been fencing…not step 10.
This should be the biggest boom year for pollinators and birds and predatory insects that i will need going forward… All of those years of mowing hindered their populations.
I have only left myself with poor ground for growing corn… i used the good ground for my fruiting things. So i will have to put some work into making the ground better for my corn crops.
Tomatoes- Im going to grow them in 5 gal buckets this year… My first year of doing it that way… hoping it makes things easier than last year.
Hoping my 1000 words suffices for a picture… its all hopes and dreams at the moment.