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.