Our activities now are building living infrastructure, cob building, clearing forests, milling trees and planting trees and gardens. Oxen plow our fields in the spring and during the harvest. We are teaching and inspiring people to use these ancient and sustainable methods of building, farming and soil tilling.
The gardens are expanding thanks to a couple dedicated to the garden. Our first grafted trees are bearing more fruits and berries/bushes are expanding and giving more fruit. We are canning and jamming as much as possible to fill the root cellar.
In summer, we make cob from earth, clay, straw & cow dung. Cob is used as insulation between walls and on floors. We are completing our first building project using locally milled lumber, a bathhouse with locally milled timber. We milled thinned trees into lumber for our building projects.
In winter, we feed cows last year's produce stored in root cellar. Cows were grateful for beets, corn, cabbage, carrots and anything fresh after eating hay every day for months. Climate change has brought us more extreme weather, this year an elongated winter and a cold spring with steady rain into summer, a normally dry season. Strong winds are often ripping off greenhouse pvc.
We invite you to join us and help build the project, or just visit and see the progress.