Lol I will try to cover all the questions to the best of my ability.
I am 4.3 miles from the Canadian border in western Clinton county in New York. This property has designated wet lands and is quite flat actually. Due to extenuating circumstances I was not able to be up here in the past 11 years except for the end of my father's life and then last summer the end of my mothers life. And, I needed to relocate immediately during that time so here I am.
What used to be old forest was clear cut and for 5 to 8 years unacceptable hunting practices have been used by people not related to me personally, I don't care what my sister says 😈😉😂.
There are more standing water and flooding issues than erosion. It was unfarmed for at least 2 generations when my parents bought it. The dream was home steading and self-sufficiency. My dad and I spent years while he was in the military planning and practicing growing in the garden plots the air force offered. Mom hasn't grown as much the past 5-6 years as dad declined and she had to finish her journey alone.
So, outside of the issue that will soon be rectified. I'm starting with a clean slate. But I am also, dealing with a trust and 2 extremely conservative sister's and one absent sister. But, I'm the only one who wants to live here and I have spent most of my adult life trying to get what I had here when I was a girl 😉.
I'm quite introverted, but if I am comfortable with people I can be a chatterbox about anything I am passionate about.
Some of the first things I have to address are ways to strengthen the ground between the house and road and create a snow and wind block that will feed the birds and wild life. I have a thing about multi purpose. Everything should have multiple purposes😉 and this should feed pollinators and everything through the year 😉.
And some french drains around the house with some proper grading 😬 no one thinks I'm capable of doing or even coming up with this common sense stuff cuz I'm a girl 😒 the challenge of being a progressive hippie chick in a conservative family.
I want to bring back the sugar Bush and create a food forest that feeds me and for sale, I hope to make this my "job" between the produce, food and art. Have other things on the back burner, but I need to start the foundation of it all this year.
Reacquainting myself with the cycles of the land and starting our rebirth like the Phoenix this land and I will rise again and be a force to be reckoned with 😊😇😈😉