Susan's passion for energy conservation, sustainability and creating community have fuelled her desire to develop the family small acreage on Vancouver island into a permaculture based farm and learning centre.
The first of the solar systems to provide power to theDoighouse has arrived on site; it is a mini system compared to what we will need for the house. Right now, it is being used to a) power our daily needs for light/electricity; and b) learn how to manage the batteries and the Outback inverter… basically the system and how it works. It is beautiful!
Our goal this summer is to build 5 small storage sheds. Nigel and Horizon have been helping. Together we’ve poured the 5 cement slabs, used the sawmill to cut the logs into the size of boards required, and then used the boards to build the sheds.
Last weekend I spent the day prepping and painting the fascia boards; getting them ready for hammering into place. Guess I should have worn gloves! LOL
This is my second hugel kultur garden. It’s a whopping 79 feet long, 6 feet wide, 3 feet deep and about 4 feet high. We haven’t watered the squash or the potatoes since early spring! Don’t the plants look super healthy?
How it was built:
We started by digging a 6 foot wide 79 foot long trench dug down about three feet. Once the trench was completed, a couple of layers of logs were place length wise covering the entire bottom of the trench. Continue reading Hugel gardening→