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Friday, March 2, 2012
The Stone at Fox Haven
This is going to be a short update with an expanded version as time permits. I've been very busy with moving seven years worth of domesticated trappings along with a garage full of "retail" that my wife has busied herself with "picking" over those seven years. We've got enough to run a small business selling needful things to people.
I suppose the permaculture heaven I've got growing in my brain has officially started. I built a rickety composter out of scrap wood and placed it in the center of where the annual garden beds are going to be. I plan on making the beds into a very large tribann and using stones in it's creation...eventually. This year I'll probably have to use scrap wood on the cheap and then build the stones around it...the wood will eventually decompose and become soil. The composter has become the "stone" in the middle of the Fox Haven. I thought about that a little and find it to be fitting and symbolic. In Druidry, stone is the symbol for Earth. Stone breaks down over time and becomes soil. A composter builds soil, and so I find that it works pretty well.
I haven't spent much time at all online since the move. The Matrix lost it's temporary hold when I made the move. I've got to say that I enjoy life greatly without the use of the net...makes life much simpler and that's at the heart of the point to what I'm doing. I haven't even read the last two Archdruid Reports since the official resignation. I'm in the middle of four books that I haven't touched since the move as well. Eventually things will settle and I'll get back to lurking online. Writing will take precedence.
I'm thinking of taking pictures of the progress here at the stone and sharing with all who care to see. My plans are to sell fermented hotsauce, all manner of kraut, and some fermented beverages such as mead and hard ciders made out of various fruits I have access to. I've got two mature apple trees (of the large variety) a pear tree, and several crab apple trees. Not on this land, but on my mother-in-laws. The 14 acres ended up being a wash for various reasons so it looks like the goats aren't going to happen...at least not here. However I have 1.6 acres that will be willed to my wife and I with no large trees to soak up the sun's rays...and it's all fenced in. 1.6 acres is plenty of land to produce more food than my small tribe will need with plenty left to turn into value added fermentations.
So that's it for now...I'll be sure to share my progress with ya'll and I will eventually get back to blogging regularly...maybe even on a schedule. Don't forget about me cause I plan on being active with blogging again.