Operation Permaculture Farm
In the Beginning....
We started with some dusty, hard, rocky soil you couldn't get a pick into. Bit by bit, one wood chip pile at a time. The inputs kept coming. The vision kept coming. The vision of abundance. The permaculture way.
Yes, we put in many fruit trees our first year and more each year following as we could afford it. Plus we had some losses to gophers and frost. Gophers are a real problem! We got free wood chips from harassing the local tree cutting guys and delivered right to our place. Being really nice is the best way to get the job done and offer them coffee! We got our chickens and yard fenced in, to keep the birds out of the garden in summer. Oh, and deer fence too! That was an accomplishment and very much needed.More and more inputs.......leads to amazing fertility in the soil.
3 years only!
This is what 3 adults and 3 years can accomplish with a lot of hard work. Now mind you we all working at jobs too, so this was done little bit at a time after work or on the weekends. We are going on year 4 this summer and it will be even better. We got mostly all our produce from our garden and eggs from our chickens, so the only things we needed to buy at the store were toilet paper, dairy and meat & other odds n' ends. You can do it too!