Yesterday we officially started the tires. We tried our hand at the first tire to get a hang of what we are doing. It took about 6 buckets of dirt but the tire looks great. In order to finish in the time we need to we have to do 12 tires a day. At this … Continue reading And it’s on!
We got the backhoe today and got everything done that we wanted to do! We leveled the area around the concrete, dug the very large hike where the septic will be, and dug the grey water area. All in all it took us about 12 hours of hard labor to get it done. We cleaned … Continue reading Are you ready? We might be…
We ordered a backhoe. It will hopefully be here Wednesday. After almost 2 weeks of me going out and digging an hour a day C came out. We dug for about 30 minutes before we both realized it would take us way too long to dig everything ourselves. As much as we want to save … Continue reading Because it’s taking too long
I've been in quite a few heated discussions lately about the importance of local farms not only in educating people how to eat healthier, but also (and especially) about the difference between mass produced farming and local farming. Let's start with the mass production first. I am not opposed to GMOs, although using that term … Continue reading The importance of local farms
Did I mention we bought a tractor? Do you remember the tractor we borrowed from our friend that we bought all the parts for? He needed to sell it so we spent the money we were going to use to put in our well to buy the tractor. We have a really good plan for … Continue reading Did I mention…
Last year we were able to bring down our grocery bill to $100 a week. That is feeding 5-6 people 3 meals a day plus snacks. Last week I reached our next milestone of $80. It's in part to growing more food and a more diverse assortment of food this year. This is our meal … Continue reading Becoming more self sufficient
Almost half of the outside where the tires go is level and ready. We have about another week of this before we start pounding dirt into tires! I have to admit I'm a bit nervous. This is one of those "close you eyes and just jump in" moments. Once we start the tires we really … Continue reading Getting there!