Sunday, October 30, 2011

October 30, 2011

The house has now been backfilled, the floors done, we are progressing on the wall and railings for the basement steps, will get electricity this week, the property will get graded, and we hope to start on the septic tank.  It's looking really good!  John is doing a great job as our construction foreman!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October 2, 2011

It has been our dream for 30 years to live a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle.  Now that our  youngest is graduating from high school, we have decided to take a giant leap and go for what we have been dreaming about all these years.  Time is going by too quickly, so it’s now or never.  We purchased 12.7 acres in Chatham County and have worked with Xtreme Green Homes to redesign a modular into a passive solar home to get us started on our way.  Our plan is to start planting our fruit and nut trees this fall, along with our grape vines, hops, blackberries, raspberries and perennial vegetables, most of which will be transplanted or started from plants at our current home.  Our hope is to build our farm into a business that will be profitable enough to one day be full time employment for us both.