Wow everyone's sites look really amazing! Mine is a little smaller i dont have a drawn out plan for it yet but i made a video of it. I didn't explain in the video that for the whole site i will use an a-frame to…"
"@ Liz... you know i looked for where it said about mulches and i couldn't find it again. lol But it did say on pg.17 when describing how the family built the oasis in new mexico, they did it by bringing in organic matter and mulch. So I…"
"hi, yes please open the the discussion. I have read the chapter and made notes, I've just been waiting and then I got really busy!
In reply to Kenny's discussion - I agree there is never much discussion about grains, which are…"
"Hello, hello - welcome Kenny!
I'm still here! Sorry I've disappeared off the face of the earth - things have suddenly got a bit busy around here and something had to give.
I'll re-read chapter 2 in the next couple of days and will…"
I just finished ch.1 and it was great. Very practical and straightforward. I absolutely love what they did over in new mexico! shows what can be done with some swales and water. Imagine if all the money that went into this…"
"Awesome great to meet you calamity :)
yes i do have the book i just got it from the library. Im still getting through chapter 1. It is really good stuff. Well that's good to hear im not the only beginner! haha Also i have a piece…"
This is my first post so I just wanted to introduce myself. My names Kenny im 22 and living in the suburubs in southern california. Im still a beginner at permaculture but am a current active backyard gardener growing what i can.
"i suggest waiting unti lyou've read chapter 3 before you start designing.
and liz, i've been thinking that with such a large property, if you have the interest, you might consider reading the Big Book someday-- Mollison's Manual. it…"
"hey liz, i was thinking of you when i re-read this quote from Mollison's manual today,
"Any sensible design gives a place to start. The evolution of the design is a matter for trial, following observation, and then acting on that…"
"Sarah, you sum it up so well, I thought the same!
And, yes, we are using exotic animals, so really its all a bit mixed up and we just have to work with what we've got and optimise the whole system I suppose.
Apparently we can kill…"
Spent 14 years in the corporate world in Australia & UK, left to travel around Europe in a motorhome for 18 months. Now dreaming/planning the future - a little block of land somewhere, homegrown food, chickens......
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
None of my best have been cooked in a motorhome with 4 gas burners!
The Secret History of the Georgian Court
Currently listening to:
Right now, Rammstein. Ranges from Brandi Carlile to Pink Floyd. Anything really. Except jazz.
My latest DIY project:
Trying to teach myself to crochet and knit something other than a scarf (once I've finished the scarf I am knitting)
Hi, Sarah. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us, and I’m so impressed by your awesome-sounding journey. I bet you’re able to do wonders with a motorhome gas stove. And since you found us via Calamity Jane, if you haven’t seen it already, she *just* launched a callout for a new study group on permaculture here on HOMEGROWN. It sounds amazing, if a little intimidating—in the best way. Oh! And we're working on a how-to on knitting fruit-shaped holiday ornaments; that's coming in the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted—or feel free to pester me if I forget and you don't see it. Elsewhere on the site, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!