Having grown up in the city and been so disconnected from where we get our food.
It is wonderful to just pick up an egg from the chickens nest, pull beans off its stalk or pluck a tomato from the tree. We have quite a few animals on the land, the dancing peacock and the wooly sheep always get a smile. It takes a lot of work looking after them all some where around 60 hungry mouths to feed each morning and evening. But they are our babies and hope to share some of the joy we experience caring for them all.
Our first year trying to grow anything was quite a shock, the amount of effort it takes just to grow anything to eat is astonishing. From the slugs that enjoy everything before we can, pulling weeds and watering each day. We soon found out we did not have a green finger between the two of us. After four years later things are quite different, we still need to go to the super market but every other day we get to enjoy a meal where all the veggies are from the garden.
Looking ahead, staying organic.
After having stumbled upon aquaponics, we have built a 12m by 7m greenhouse that grows vegetables off 60 koi fish. It is currently cycling to get the bacteria growing that convert the fish waist to plant food. We are hoping to share our produce with the guest as it should be growing more food than we can eat soon.
But each year we have more success!
We have lots of birds, guineafowl, peafowl, turkeys, chickens, ducks... and more!
They keep the grass in check and we use the wool to knit blankets and more! They loooove pellets and will often eat from your hand.
See how the chickens lay their eggs, there a few that even love to be stroked. Some have been rescued from Ensenada when the eruption took place.
We have a number of green houses on the land and each year our fingers are getting greener.
Nearing completion the aquaponics system will produce more food than we can eat.
It has been a while since we have had the bee's on the land but we hope to bring them back soon one hive.
All our dogs have been rescued from the street and now have a happy home with us.
We have peafowl and they are always dancing.
We have just started our aquaponics project, aquaponics is the marriage of fish and plants.
Most of the animals we have are rescued or were born here at Bordemundo.