My husband, David, and I own the seed company, Davids Garden Seeds ® that we started in San Antonio, Texas in 2009. Currently, our business is set up at 7717 Tezel Road in San Antonio, on the Northwest Side, in a shopping plaza called Ridge Gate. We also have a small seed store there where we sell our seeds to local gardeners and to visiting gardeners.
David and I have wanted to move to the country for several years so we have been looking for a piece of land for a while. We looked at several and finally found a four acre plot about an hour outside of San Antonio. We have a land contract on it as of July of 2019. We are waiting to close on it and once we do, we will move our home there and, eventually, our business will follow.
This land is actually a growing field from a farm that has been sectioned off into acreage that is for sale. The soil is sandy, great for growing a lot of things. Right now, it is covered in many wildflowers.
We have picked out a lovely manufactured home and have started the process of getting water and electricity to the property, which we are told can take anywhere from six to ten weeks.
David will be putting in raised beds to grow vegetables for us to eat as well as for going to seed so we can sell our own seeds at David's Garden Seeds®. I want to get some chickens and possibly some other farm animals. We will be making our own little homestead as well as having our business on the property. We are leaving room by the road to set up our seed store.
Once our home gets set up on the farm, we will fence in a small yard so the girls--Annabelle, Ethel, Lucy, and Kitty can safely go outside to play and not get attacked by snakes or get hit by trucks.
Next, he will put up some sheds and a chicken coop. There will be greenhouses so we can grow year round, like we have done for the past 18 years that we have in our current home. David actually has the whole place planned on paper.
A little later on, we will build a place for the business and a physical David's Garden Seeds® Store where the public can come in and buy their seeds, just like now, only it will not be in the middle of a city, but out in the country.
As you know, by now, we bought the land and are waiting for them to trim out our home so we can move into it. Greenhouses are going up, raised beds are going in, and we are living in a shed, waiting for water, septic tank, and electricity. Country life sure is slow...
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