Three months earlier, if you had asked me if we were moving, I would have called you crazy. We had lived in our previous house for just about seven years. It was on a circle with the biggest back yard, which was appealing to me. My brother and sister in-law lived two doors down, which was great for our dogs. It was a nice house in a nice neighborhood. But the house was a twin and we where starting to out grow it. So one Sunday, on a whim, we went to a open house in a neighborhood called "the manor."
The inside of the house was nice, but I was eager to check out the yard. As we walked out the back door, I was disappointed by what I saw. There was only about 40 feet of yard in the back, enclosed by a chain link fence. Beyond the chain link fence was a overgrown hedgerow of sorts.Where would I put my garden? This won't do, I thought to myself. As we were getting ready to leave, the Realtor asked us what we thought? The house is nice, I said, but the yard is just to small. Oh hunny, she replied, the yard extends 150 feet past the fence, down to the creek. You just can not see it. I looked at my husband and said. I want this house. I want it too, he answered back.