Moving hills

Need more flat space for a future garage – and some material to build a nice turn for our driveway. So we dig…

 

A trench for the mains power cable

Undoubtedly an interesting machine this is. Like a monster chainsaw it crawls slowly through the sandy hill.

 

Veggie garden terraces

Our permaculture zone 2 area, just around the corner from the kitchen, on the wind protected hill side. Ideal slope for terraced vegetable garden beds.  

 

The chicken tractor

My recently attended permaculture design course revealed that one easy way to convert grass land into veggie beds is to use a chicken tractor. The idea is simple: instead of pulling out all the grass by hand, let the chicken eat it. They also scratch the ground and add wonderful fertilizer. After a couple of days…