How Our Farm's Little Pergola Was Built
It's a bit funny how it all started. I would love to tell you it was a grand business scheme complete with well thought out ideas, a marketing plan, and great advertising. A grand plan to build a business that would allow our little farm to earn an income and become self-sufficient.
It was however, all by chance. After clearing the land for the first time and putting in the raised bed gardens – we sat in lawn chairs in the upper northwest corner of the "farm" and took in the view. While sitting, Mary simply said..."wouldn't it be nice to have a place to sit and enjoy the garden and look out at the barn and farm".
We both liked the look of a pergola over other choices of garden structures like a gazebo or canopy. The rustic and beautiful lines of a pergola just fit the theme of what we wanted our Old World Garden Farm to be about. Over the course of the next few weeks we looked