Building a Homestead
Using two properties to express our vision as artisans of seed and soil. One property is urban and the other is a wooded lot. This allows for the testing of ideas that we have for designing a sustainable landscape and garden in both a controlled and wild fashion. Our methodology comes from permaculture.
What is Permaculture?
“Permaculture is a design based science that uses pattern recognition and observation of solve problems.”
|Building a Homestead
|Crazy Acres – The Forest Garden
|We started with 0.123 acres approximately 5 minutes from the University of Louisville. Slowly we worked to convert it into an Urban Permaculture garden, enabling us to offset some of the cost of food.
|Late in 2014 we purchased 20.5 acres in Northern Kentucky. Our plans are to renovate the property making way for a future home and leaving as much of the 17 acres of woods untouched as we can while improving the landscape.
Thinking about having livestock in your back yard? Check out: backyardchickens.com, Jefferson County and Louisville animal ordinances. We will not have chickens on our current property because of space limitations, particularly with our dogs. Our neighbors have chickens and trade eggs for produce during the summer. On our new farm we plan to run chickens and other live stock once we have the tame and resources to handle them.