If you have not seen this wonderful film please take the time to do so. http://backtoedenfilm.com/
So much has been happening since my last post!
After watching the film "Back to Eden" we decided that one of our first steps needs to be making soil. Our land is what locally is called sugar sand. So on Saturday, we collect bagged leaves and cardboard. We put down a foundation of cardboard as a weed block with a few bags of leaves. On Wednesday we put an empty 5 gallon bucket in the center of the cardboard and make a nest of the leaves. Once they are all down we cover…Continue
Update on our domain.
Our property has been vacant and hence was covered in a great deal of debris. Since the glass beer bottles were so numerous we decided to not hire someone to come and bush hog the property. We bought a DR brush mower to clear the very high grasses and brush so we could slowly walk the property and pick up junk as we went. We did break a few bottles but not that many. So once all was clear we purchased a Ford 1900 tractor with a finish mower to keep it clear.…Continue
Honestly, this has been a very difficult decision for me. I have decided to place building on our domain for the time being. I have spent an amazing amount of time looking at all the different types of homes that do well in this hot humid climate. I have spent time looking at new building techniques and ways to live "green". I have spent way too much time visioning the future on our domain.
The truth is that when I think about adding anything else to my plate, I am overwhelmed.…Continue
2/14/2012 it is official, we own the land. I am beyond words of excitement. I already LOVE it. If you want to see it, google lot 6 Pfundstein Road, Lake Wales, Florida. It is 2.28 acres so it is a bit smaller than what Anastasia suggested but it backs up to the Nature Conservancy. The neighborhood is made up of all large lots and is surrounded by the Nature Conservancy on 2 sides and a state park on the other 2 sides. This area is called the ridge and was once a series of islands.…Continue