Hi a call out for help with weeding in the springtime - when the weather is warm!
We are a couple who are creating an edible forest garden while sorting out solar energy systems to sustain us through the year- so if you have experience with woodwork, wiring, plumbing, plastering or have helped on permaculture projects before we are really going to welcome you. Next year we'll be putting up a wind turbine to make use of the stormy weather....
In the spring we're looking for friends or couples, to do a blitz on weeding; while I sow seeds, pot on etc, while also trying to sort through sheds and clutter... We have two caravans as well as camping spaces.
We have loads of pallets and falling down sheds and need to make a wood store to dry the wood out...... let us know if you are handy with a chainsaw...
We live simply, off-grid (We do have internet and mains water tho, so not fully off grid, and a booster takes signal to the caravan. D is an expert on solar systems and runs an e vehicle from the solar panels. Our solar water heating system is very efficient - showers on sunny days only!
We are working on a few broad themes -
-Energy, finishing projects with solar heating batteries and putting in a wind turbine
- Harnessing water setting up guttering, butts and water storage, plumbing in a tank,
- not much luck with sinking a borehole, so need to create a pond
- chopping, storing wood and woodchipping
- preparing the soil, lot of wheelbarrowing, mulching with cardboard, roadside leaves, etc, making hugelbeds, prepping polytunnel
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Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
This project is great for you if you are exploring the possibilities of permaculture but don't have access to land and may be wanting to develop skills while looking for your own project.
We have met many lovely and dedicated people on permie training courses and would love to welcome you in this opportunity to see how it is starting a project pretty much from scratch. We would be learning and implementing together!
As newbies we would appreciate someone experienced with horticulture who knows what weeds are and what plants need right now. Some tasks that need doing in the next few months are .... If you know about propagating plants that would be a great skill to contribute.
There's always trying to keep on top of planting, watering and weeding, strimming and trimming overhanging branches as well as mowing with a tractor. Let us know if you have experience with a chainsaw as various piles of wood still need processing. Mulching around trees with cardboard and straw, composting, and for those with experience building compost toilets outside, putting a coat of lime on barn and house.
My partner will probably be preoccupied with planning - and the defunct wind turbine... and finishing off the chicken tractor. A series of ponds will need putting in with a digger at some point.
We have a beehive and have been planting the orchard with beeplants.
This gives you some idea of the sorts of things that might be going on if you come...
We have done a lot of tree-planting around the perimeter now, and propagating trees in the poytunnel. There is still pruning to do, splitting comfrey and rhubarb and artichokes, and planting out perennials in the spring.
There's also a bit of help on upgrading the chicken house - and creating some storage areas. We have plenty of pallet wood for making basic structures. The sheds could all do with some attention.
If you love creating log workshops with a green roof that's a project for the late summer, and then there's finishing the last coat of render on the straw bale house.
Later in the season there's canning and pressing apples, cider and making herbal remedies ......
In the summer, you have your own caravan with a comfy mattress and a small wood burning stove, which is right next to the barn kitchen and some herbs. It is in a shady place and next to the polytunnel
There is a shady grassed area nearby, with table and chairs where it's lovely to hang out and drink herb tea.
Toilets are bucket loos with sawdust and the property is off-grid, but is connected with water - and wifi. There is a sink in the kitchen area. The caravan has its own compost loo which will need to be emptied in the compost bay. At present water is limited on days that are not sunny! We're working on it ....
There is also plenty of space for camping. I have started a living willow structure - which will take a year or two to develop....
You will eat a vegetarian meal for your main meal, which will be lentils or legume based with vegetables and salads. We will be planting our own edible fruit and vegetable so feel free to forage as you wish. Oat cereals are available for breakfast and herb teas... there are different varieties of mint outside the barn kitchen area. You can forage for fruits - berries, apples. You can help yourself to eggs! We are vegetarian and eat a lot of greens! Dharma tends to do fried egg and beans as a fallback, so if you like cooking it is good to have variety...
Cooking is mainly from food grown on the land, so dishes will be from seasonal ingredients. Brassicas grow really well here and tree spinach. we have a lot of berries and fruit
Please note that we are off grid and the facilities are basic, so this is not a venue for someone who expects city comforts. Our hot water supply depends on solar power.
The property is in the Somerset countryside - nearest train station Taunton - but you would probably need your own transport. We have bicycles and are doing up a small electric car for local trips .... it's a couple of miles to the closest village. There is a small community run outdoor pool there, and also a lake - none of these are open yet as the surrounding villages are full of the elderly and vulnerable.
You will need to enjoy your own company as we do not usually have groups of people here
As we have recently moved in we are still networking with the local community. It's very peaceful and quiet here but you can keep your own hours. Sometimes there will be only one person on site, sometimes two (a couple)
This place is great if you like time to draw, write, read or contemplate!
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We have a spot for a small one - no electric hook up though except for sunny weather
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