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Contrasting priorities: what’s your backyard look like?

Contrasting Priorities

Two backyards; two houses removed from one another in almost any neighborhood in Traverse City. One backyard devoted to producing food, shelter and relaxation, the other backyard devoted to parking cars as close as possible to the backdoor. Both with front yard parking.

There are costs to our choices.

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  1. aastricker
    August 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    When we moved into our house, the driveway ran from the street all the way through to the alley. I spent the better part of one summer sifting old, compacted gravel out of the front yard so that we could plant grass, flowers and now part of my vegetable garden in that space. The section of the driveway adjacent to the house has been turned into a patio with a perennial flower garden and an outdoor dining space. I’m happy to say that only the back quarter of the driveway remains.

  2. Matt
    August 18, 2010 at 11:16 am

    It’s clear that one house is a rental and the other is not

  3. August 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Actually, I think it’s reversed to what you’d imagine. The garden space is in a rental, and the house with the driveway has been for sale for over 2 years.

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