This was my yard yesterday!!

We are going to start a new permaculture area in the yard of mi casinha (sounds like cazeenya), my tiny house in Portuguese!  Today we have planted five pecan trees, Caddo is the variety.  We have also planted eight raspberries and 12 blueberry bushes.  We have tried raspberries before and they died so we are going to work hard to keep these alive!!  We planted five brandywine purple raspberry plants and three autumn bliss raspberry plants at each fence post.  Then we planted four blueberry varieties alternating them, Vernon, Big Ass, Premier and Climax.  I have hoses ready to water them often!  I have lost whole blueberry plantings in the past by not watering them when we did not have water on this land yet.  It is difficult to see the things we planted as they are only sticks currently!!  We will show pictures as soon as they start putting on leaves and growing.  George Rapson, my farm helper, works like a 20-year-old!!  He dug all my holes and did a great job.  We will build some berms and hugelkutur around each pecan tree and mulch heavily around all the raspberries and blueberries.  I also have made a small compost area in the back yard of mi casinha now as well.  So we are on our way!  Our next project this week will be to prune all our fruit trees and boy do they need it.  I am too conservative!!  I never want to cut out enough branches.  Tim promises to be much more unforgiving!!  I now have 18 chickens, including one rooster, and most are laying eggs again.  I have the promise of 12 – 15 more young pullets in a few weeks.  We will also be getting a great Pyrenees in 6-7 weeks as they were born three days ago!!  And we will be getting our first three goats soon when the Pyrenees comes.  The goats are now about 3 months old and ready to leave mom!!  So much excitement!


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A country doctor who tries to help people become healthier and get off as many medicines as possible. I am also attempting to live a sustainable lifestyle by being off the grid and working toward minimalism. The minimalism part is hard!

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