Dj Cox wrote:I want a food forest to become the main source of food for my family. I don’t need it to be regenerative to native species or meet any spiritual needs. I just want it to meet the demands of climate change, the end of oil, and complete societal collapse.
I like the idea of the sun pockets. I think I can get away with 2 or 3 25’ clearings that let in enough light to get some support plants established. I think this will leave enough forest for the Mrs. to go along with the plan.
I feel like I need a guide for what to do in the first years of owning a new property. And I wish I had an idea of if I should get someone to do some exploratory digging to find out if I have clay beneath my glacial till. And then this makes me think if I can terrace the property. And that makes me wonder if I made a terrible decision on the property I purchased and I should find somewhere else. Is this an existential property crisis? Am I the only one FREAKING OUT HERE?!
William Bronson wrote: I have no forest of any kind, but I would like to chime in on behalf of chickens or other fowl.
William Bronson wrote:Very cool.
I have a small "d" dream of an urban Christmas tree farm/egg operation with muscovy ducks,as a retirement business.
That your ducks are doing well is encouraging.
We have about 15 chickens and 4 ducks right now. We are going to fence in a new section this week that keeps their coop within the new fenced in area. I am currently supplementing most of their food with layer feed, pellets, and our food scraps. Once chickens get moved I’ll start planting ground cover and legume trees in there.
I think I will start a paddock system next year that has their coop better designed and better placed to be a hub with paddocks radiating off of it.