Permaculture. The “P” word.
It carries so much intrigue. Weight. Curiosity.
While I am young enough to have not been around when the word “organic” started floating about in the 70’s, I imagine it to be the same kinda of thing as the buzz around permaculture.
The clock is ticking, we need a home in 9 months. Our land has nothing but an old washed-out 4wd road and a well.
Where do you even begin with turning raw land into a homestead??
I look at the clock and it’s 1:30 am. Pitter. Patter
Pitter patter pitter pitter patter RUMMMBLE.
I jump out of bed and throw on my boots – no time for pants. I find my headlamp and open the camper door and look to the sky. Raindrops fall onto my glasses. I see lightning to the east.
What happens when you purchase 30 acres of completely raw land to develop into a permaculture homestead, live in an RV and discover your wife is pregnant two weeks after closing?
You take a deep breath, grab your tools and get to building a home – in-between hourly bouts of anxiety attacks, of course.
How do you choose the best location for your permaculture garden? Most people are aware that gardens, orchards and pasture have specific needs such as sun and water, but what else is there to consider to find the best location for a garden or farm on your land?
This is not that hard of a question to answer with some protracted observation and a handful of tools.
Have you ever lost a new chicken, within hours of bringing it home? Or spent the night searching with a spotlight for a pullet that didn’t come home to roost? Or most commonly, seen that one poor new chicken take the brunt of all the harassment?
I have a solution for you. Plus a FREE eBook at the end of this post.
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