What not to do.

Permaculture is for everyone.

Permaculture is for everyone.

A example of what not to do in a Permaculutre design. This is my land, but it can be repaired. It just cost some money and a little design. I will work to repair the damage that was created.

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7 thoughts on “What not to do.

  1. My chicken run is in a similar state but on a smaller scale. I don’t really have the room to rotate them unless I redesign the whole backyard.

    You have a huge project in your future! A fun one though. Please keep us posted on the progress! Does your dog stay in that area all the time? No snuggles on the couch ever? I don’t know if I’d be able to do that. I need my dog snuggles.

    • I also had a chicken coop where the chickens were beating the ground up badly. I move them into a chicken tractors, and now I move them every other day now. Huge project going on here. I have seen many videos of Permaculture designs, but they have all been completed projects. I figured I record my entire journey the goo and the bad. As for my puppy, he’s just now fully grown, he’s there to protect the animals. We have coyotes in our area, and he scares them off. We have a pit/boxer mix fur baby that’s our lap dog. She protects us. She was a rescue, and the best dog I have ever had. She’s big even though she really wants to be a lap dog.

  2. Well, I don’t know anything about animal husbandry, so I’m not sure how you ‘house’ your goat etc in order to get the ground recovered. Perhaps they need simply to be in an open space so the ground has more sun, rain and self-seeding opportunities?

    • The problem I have is over grazing. I can fix this by having a paddox shift system in place. I will use portable electric fencing to move them around. I will also have a three sided light movable structure to protect my goats from the elements. I will move them every other day or so depending on how many animals I have. Sheet mulch the where they are now, and let nature take its course. Much like Joel Salitine does at Poly Face Farms.

  3. I like Joel Salatin’s approach too. Interestingly, I read this today: http://www.sobremesainspain.com/2013/04/joel-salatin-polyface-spain.html
    Spain is high on our list of places to research, and this isn’t very encouraging as a project destination. It is, however, reflective of more European-wide bureaucratic barriers. I came across a quote this week which said something like – the EU is giving grants for GM crops, but the organic farmer has to pay for their certificate. Seems everything is backwards.
    I’m finding hope though in the fact that there are successful permaculture centres dotted around Spain (and the rest of the EU too).

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