Starting out with a large open field we began right from the start to place gardens and structures where they seemed to want to go. Projects are ever evolving and each have a spirit of their own.
Most of our gardens were established using a permaculture method called "sheet mulching". We used old cardboard, junk mail, newspaper, grass clippings, old hay, and used animal bedding to create new beds and slowly the field and "lawn" became utilized for producing food.
In 2013 we were able to establish 15 new sheet mulched beds and a whole 1/2 acre of more raised beds. 2014, 2015, and 2016 we increased our gardens to total another 1/ 1/2 acres! All utilizing cardboard and used animal hay and bedding.
The evolution of our wood fired cob oven!
Sunrise and Sunset Cabin