Before and after (so far).

View of side yard from the Backdoor, May 2005:

Front yard May 05 (Medium)

and May 2009:

Front Yard May 09 (Medium)

View of garden area from backdoor, May 2005:

From backdoor May 05 (Medium)

and May 2009:

From Backdoor May 09 (Medium)

The shop, May 2005:

Shop May 05 (Medium)

and May 2009:

Shop May 09 (Medium)

Behind the garage, May 2005:

Behind Garage May 05 (Medium)

and May 2009:

Behind Garage May 09 (Medium)

The front Pasture, May 2005:

Front Pasture May 05 (Medium)

And May 2009:

Front Pasture May 09 (Medium)

View of the pumphouse from the garden, May 2005:

Towards Pumphouse May 05 (Medium)

And May 2009:

Towards Pumphouse May 09 (Medium)

View of the Garden from the south lawn, May 2005:

Garden from South May 05 (Medium)

And 2009:

Garden from South May 09 (Medium)

“Orchard”, May 2005:

Orchard May 05 (Medium)

And May 2009:

Orchard May 09 (Medium)

View towards chickenhouses from south lawn, May 2005:

two chickenhouses May 05 (Medium)

And May 2009:

Two chickenhouses may 09 (Medium)

You’ve come a long way, baby-

14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CAROLE  |  May 20, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    WOW! That’s amazing! Makes me feel like I’ve been standing still!

  • 2. MW  |  May 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Very impressive. One would hardly know that this is the same place!

  • 3. Bruce  |  May 21, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Terrific job! I’ll bet the neighbors honor the day you moved in.

  • 4. Dad  |  May 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    The improvements are “incredible”!

    I know you & Shimon have been working your butts off. Time to take a vacation and come see us.

    Very well done Tweet. You guys are something else.


    Dad & Linda

  • 5. Karen  |  May 22, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    What a transformation! You two are an inspiration. Are you going to enlist the sheep to help you keep some of that beautiful grass mowed when you get them!

    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  May 24, 2009 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks to all for the kind remarks. There are other areas I wish I’d taken photos of earlier (for comparison purposes),, but to be honest, I didn’t really want to record it at the time (too scary/icky). Still a ways to go in certain places, but the changes we’ve been able to make so far sure are rewarding!

  • 7. Robert McWilliam  |  July 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my god! I can’t believe the work you guys have done! Absolutely amazing!

  • 8. tonya fedders  |  October 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    really enjoyed visiting your blog! Loved seeing your sheep and beautiful projects 🙂 Especially enjoyed your before and after pics.. farming and shepherding is a lot of work, but the sheep sure add to the appearance of property, don’t they? (with a lot of elbow grease from the shepherds as well!)

    • 9. sheepsclothing  |  October 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks- yep, I really enjoy watching the boys out there grazing in the pasture. It took us a while to get to this point, but it’s really satisfying having brought this place back from the craziness that it once was.

  • 10. Sheryl  |  December 27, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Here in Vermont, I could very much relate to your blog. This is something that does not happen often.

    While I do not knit or spin, I dye fiber from plants I grow and gather.

    Looking to fix up our “new” old home for sheep and shop.

    AND I will try quince paste next year. This year quince liqueur and preserves.

    Great blog. Neat, clean, simple, loving.

    thank you from Vermont!

    • 11. sheepsclothing  |  December 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

      Oooh- quince liqueur sounds wonderful- I have only dabbled in dying so far. Would like to try using materials from the yard, but haven’t gotten far with putting in a dye garden yet! Thanks for visiting the blog.

  • 12. susanna  |  October 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I think I just bought Sophie’s sister! Help!

    • 13. sheepsclothing  |  October 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Cool! Is she in good shape? Have you been able to spin on her yet?

      • 14. susanna  |  October 11, 2013 at 9:46 am

        I think she is in good shape. I bought it spur of the moment and I don’t know how to spin. I wish you were closer, but I am sure I will find some help in my area. What are the best yarns to spin on her?

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