Before you get any bright ideas – this is entitled “Missing Link” because I have been, well, missing for several weeks. In this podcast I explain why I have been missing, what is currently going on and what is coming up.
I stopped making podcasts so abruptly because I was using a wireless headset to record the audio for the podcast and it was not working out. I would talk for 15 minutes just to find out that all throughout the audio there were pops and clicks and other issues that made the audio unusable. I was finding it very difficult to be motivated to try, try again.
That said, my wife heard about all these issues and decided to surprise me with a brand-new wired headset for Christmas. She is extremely thoughtful. She even included a note with the present. It read: “Because I like to hear your voice”. I Love Her.
My disappointment really comes in with having missed sharing a lot of information with you. In the podcast I was struggling to record with my old headset I was trying to tell you about a course I was preparing to teach, a food forest that was being installed and all the happenings around our property. So, let’s start by catching up there.
Introduction to Permaculture Course
I was able to teach an online Introduction to Permaculture Course though The Homestead Education Center. It was a 3 hour course spread over 3 one hour classes. If you’re disappointed that you missed out on the class, don’t be too dismayed. Members of The Homestead Education Center have access to the recordings of the class. If that is something you want to look in to, head over to their website.
However, we are also looking at the possibility of starting up our own online classroom environment. Right now it is just being investigated as there are costs involved and we need to be sure that the interest level is high enough to justify the costs of running an online classroom.
In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on The Homestead Education Center, as I am planning to teach a week-end long (3 day) Permaculture course at their facility this fall. Stay tuned!
This is a 21 acre property that might be best thought of as a development. It is in Flora, MS. The owner of the property is interested in turning the property into a site for several homes for family members as well as a recreational site for cabins, learning centers, an amphitheater and several beautiful vistas for local artists to feel inspired and practice their art.
It is certainly a big project and something we expect to work on over the course of a few years. I look forward to bringing you more information about it as we go along.
Love & Peas Forest Garden
The installation of our local community garden’s food forest has begun. We did make an adjustment to one swale to allow us to capture water that was coming on to the site in an uncontrolled way. Now we can capture the water and let it soak in slowly rather than let it rush across the site.
Several trees, bushes, herbaceous, ground and root crops are now installed, and there are more of those as well as some vines still to be planted.
Our property is moving along and is getting filled more with every fruit tree delivery. We’ve also brought a wild edible, a huckleberry known as Elliot’s Blueberry (Vaccinium elliottii) out of the woods and up in to our food forest. We have a lot more planting to do and probably will not stop for years to come.
Remember the consultation giveaway contest? Well, I did select winners but I have not heard back from everyone that was selected. What I can report is that I will be doing on-site consultations in Tuscaloosa, AL and in Tylertown, MS. I will also be assisting a fellow permaculture designer in Australia by giving her a 2nd look at her own property. She knows her stuff, but she wants me to take a look to see if I have any different thoughts about her property. Stay tuned for more information about that!