Estate settlement help in Connecticut. Vegetable gardens are a great green addition to showcase a home for sale.

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Estate settlement help in Connecticut. Vegetable gardens are a great green addition to showcase a home for sale.

It is once again time to give a backyard crop report from the farms of Turning Point Estate Services. Let me say that we have been fortunate with the wind and the rain this year. There have been a few periods of dryness but, nothing a good sprinkling from the hose did not cure. I have been around enough this summer to see to it that nothing gets too dried out.

We shall not ever again speak of the blight that decimated the entire garden the season before last. It is just too painful. The loss of established asparagus beds along with ALL the tomato crop, was devastating. Way too much rain in late spring and early summer was killer.
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The current crop of fresh basil is sweet, aromatic and abundant. My various tomato varieties are just starting to produce a regular yield of fine fruit. I honestly can not understand how anyone could buy winter hot house tomato's after tasting a fresh picked backyard one. In good years, we usually harvest enough to cook down and freeze a good lot of fresh tomato puree for the winter months. A great fresh sauce treat come January and February.

If I could only grow fresh mozzarella, I would be able to subsist entirely off the land for the entire summer. I could parlay my tomato, basil and mozzarella appetizer plate into endless invites to backyard summer soirees throughout the county. "That guy with the divine tomato and mozz. is Estate settlement help in Connecticuthere". "Kiss kiss, so good to see you again, come right on in". Catered beef wellington, shrimp cocktail and open bar poolside. Who needs to shop for groceries?  I guess i should invest in a milk-able buffalo and some good olive oil producing trees.

This year I expanded the garden by about 100%, which allowed me to space out my tomato crop to take better advantage of sun and air flow. The result is much earlier onset of large red ripe fruit and less chipmunk infiltration.  They will still take a few, but that is an acceptable price to pay for living out here in the woods with all 50,000 of them. I still hate those little fuzzy bastards but as they are stealing far fewer crops this year, I have declared a truce.... To be reviewed on a regular basis.

Estate settlement help in ConnecticutMoles took all my potato's as far as I can tell. This was the first year I have tried to grow them. They started strong and were cut down in their prime. So much for home grown french fries.  The eggplant are coming along nicely and the pepper's seem to want to start doing something, We will see. Corn is a laughable abomination. Stunted and thin. Perhaps I am not suited to grains. Who knows, I do see proto-ears though, perhaps we will get a meal after all.
Asparagus crowns are all newly planted this year and as such, are untouchable for at least one additional season. They are looking pretty robust at this stage. Fingers crossed. Fresh asparagus should open some doors for me as well. Margareta's and pool parties here I come.

The zucchini and squash are doing what zucchini and squash do best. I have been giving away all the excess successfully thus far but, am running out of friends that will humor me. I can see that large bags left on doorsteps, ringing the bell and running, are not too far in the future. If the doorbell rings .....It's me. You are very welcome.

I have in the past, written a few blogs about adding green features to a property to enhance the appeal to potential buyers. Building and placing a vegetable garden on a piece of property can add immense appeal to interested buyers. We have been building and tending these for a good long while. We can put them in or, rescue and repair a garden that has fallen into peril and neglect.

Our firm looks at the entire picture, and creates a plan to upgrade and amend all facets of an estate settlement property, inside the home and out.


Estate settlement help in Connecticut. Vegetable gardens are a great green addition to showcase a home for sale.

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Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
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We had a wonderful vegetable garden when we lived in Fairfield, but not in Trumbull...well, we live in the woods now, so what did we expect?  LOL  One thing we did learn was to expect raccoons getting all the corn and skunks going after the moles...Ah, wildlife and the wonders of nature!  We did get great produce...so much the neighbors hated to see us coming with our offerings!

Aug 04, 2011 02:57 AM #1
Rainer
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Not only that, but the vegetables in a bowl make a color setting and last much longer than flowers.

Happy Thursday!

Aug 04, 2011 03:25 AM #2
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Julia, Skunks go after moles? I may need to rent a skunk or two. Just until the mole problem is taken care of.

 

Russel, That is a great idea for my next table centerpiece. All the splash of flowers but tastes much better on a turkey sandwich...

Aug 04, 2011 03:39 AM #3
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Ginny Gorman
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So Peter, you are just rubbing our noses in the earth with your bountiful garden..lol...looks wonderful and yes, estate planning can be a byproduct too!

Aug 05, 2011 01:08 AM #4
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Ginny, Given the slow nature of this summer's business climate, farming is all I have to point to, to show I have been doing something.

Aug 05, 2011 03:00 AM #5
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I give you credit...too much work for me!  Went to the Farmer's market yesterday and bought all my veggies.  There is nothing like a garden tomato and the smell of fresh basil!

Aug 07, 2011 05:36 AM #6
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Sharon, Last night was the first official fresh red ripe tomato and basil with local mozzarella. It's the single best thing about summer there is. Followed closely by Chesapaeke Bay blue crabs and fresh peaches.

Aug 07, 2011 07:33 AM #7
Rainer
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By the way, if you’re going to grow potatoes in a backyard garden, you either have to create a raised bed or dig a large hole and put screen mesh around the outside of the hole so that the moles and gophers can’t eat your French fries.

Aug 09, 2011 04:26 PM #8
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Russel, The moles have devoured my entire pommes frites crop. I guess I'm down to fried green tomato's. 

Aug 10, 2011 03:10 AM #9
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Jim Frimmer
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My dad was a gardener but my mom wanted a swimming pool. After my dad died, my mom took the life insurance money and put in a swimming pool. No one ever uses it, but no one would have done any gardening either, so I guess it’s a wash.

Aug 11, 2011 07:41 AM #10
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Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
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Jim, At least there won't be any branches falling on you poolside.

Aug 11, 2011 10:23 AM #11
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