Best-Laid Plans: Kreeky Tree Farm
Original story at Modern Farmer• 6 mentions • 6 months ago
Modern Farmer 6 months ago
IN 2013, Christin Gangi and Allan Schanbacher put a significant chunk of their savings toward the purchase of seven acres in northeastern Pennsylvania. Situated amid the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the property appealed to the couple more for what it lacked than what it offered: namely, zero landscaping, aside from two tiny boxwoods flanking the front door of a basic clapboard house. Upon this blank slate, Gangi and Schanbacher were able to project their every agricultural fantasy: apple and peach orchards, chicken coops, a horse barn, maybe even a riding ring one day. “Our intention,” Gangi recalls, “had ...