Drawing up garden beds..

As July is drawing closer with every passing month, the thoughts of permaculture ideas dance in my head. πŸ™‚ Reading the book: “GAIA’S GARDEN: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture – Second Edition” by Toby Hemenway; I came across a chapter on keyhole beds, herb spiral beds and other natural patterns in a garden. Β From a garden shaped as a leaf and it’s veins are the pathways. River stones laid upright in swirls of color [like the whimsical waves in the wind] -are inlaid in a footpath.. πŸ™‚

It’s quite lovely and interesting. πŸ™‚

The thought of designing blueprint/layouts in shapes of plants and animals which are native to New Zealand’s habitats came to mind. πŸ™‚ Why not become passionate, innovative and creative with all of your hard work? Oh goodness~! haha The more I think about our glorious future, the more I envision so-many highly detailed works of art.

So this Thursday, I shall be drawing out some colored pencil and watercolor layouts of permaculture gardens. πŸ™‚

My sweetheart and I plan to purchase some land while staying in the North Island for the entire month of July. Looking around, by RV transportation – we shall be seeing what area really calls out to us. πŸ™‚ If all works out: Many adventures and new beautiful memories lay ahead. πŸ˜€
Update: 02/27/2016

Since life has become less “hectic” – I am able to finally draw out some permaculture designs shortly in the future days. Sorry about not posting designs for sometime. Welcome to the American Life: too busy working for someone else in order to make ends meet. I look forward to ending this vicious cycle. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ haha


Hydroponics and Animals

Looking into the use of hydroponics in ways to close the gaps of future water purification, for both our farm animals and our own drinking water.

By using watercress above the pond we will be creating on our property, in exchange for harvesting soil to create our cob home; the native fish below will feed the nitrogen’s required for the edible watercress to flourish. πŸ™‚

We are thinking of having a few ducks on the Butterfly Forests Homestead. The ducks will be used for both weeding, eating invasive slugs, and for duck eggs. What a grand idea to use the water they prefer to swim in for such a purpose; hydroponics. πŸ™‚

I highly suggest anyone who is interested in permaculture and various green [low carbon footprint] -growing inspirations to watch: “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective.” Also, “Seeds of Permaculture” a great film. πŸ™‚

Link to “Seeds of Permaculture” film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cr10nOm0xU
Link to “Inhabit” official website: http://inhabitfilm.com/