So this year (2016) we started with building a beginning of our Permaculture gardens, the first Raised-bed and the first Hugelbeet.
It is still a steep learning curve since we are both from the city, Iwona has an advantage due to her Polish childhood and learning early to work with soil.
First we made a “Hugelbeet” and planted our first 20 berry species …only to find out that the local deer population liked our gardens even more than we did. So we planned on building a fence.
A huge storm hit the region and 4 big trees blocked our driveway to our plot in the Forrest.
So we started building a Fence with the trees we harvested earlier to keep the deer out, lets call it fence 0.1…the deer liked our fence!..but didn’t really seem to mind that it’s there.
Fence 0.2 was born. And the deer didn’t mind that one either…it took us till fence 0.5 to get a decent response from the local deer that we wanted; “Keep out”.
At that time our berries where in poor shape…so no berry harvest this year!
It took us about 10 weeks to find the owners off the 4 fallen trees and for them to clear the driveway.
Since then we where able to move and install our wastewater container. Since we are in a Water-extraction area, we are not allowed to have a Biological water treatment plant or we would need a permanent satellite surveillance contract to check our water quality 24/7.
Since the road was passable again we ordered some more wood for the fence, a tree house, a bee house and a raised bed for next year “annuals”…plants who only live 1 season.