The summer focus on the farm has been clearing back the land. We’ve been working hard to cut back brush and turn our acres back to field since last fall, and a year later the land is starting to look workable at last.
For now, our farm life includes an outdoor shower and barn kitchen. Our focus over the winter had been entirely on rebuilding the barn, and making sure the animals would be comfortable when they moved. This meant putting some of the usual luxuries of houses on hold.
When we were looking for properties, we were looking with our mind on permaculture design. While any property can benefit from applying permaculture principles, there were certain elements we were particularly interested in. Having water, pastures and trees all designed carefully is a high priority for us. While there are advantages to buying an older […]