My Brother, Father and I had time enough to nearly tear the rest of the spider squat down, attached to the rear of the house. We stacked the 4×6’s on his trailer and tried as best we could before I left, to get the mess cleaned up. There’s a whole lot more to be done before I return in spring to build the greenhouse. Everything always takes more time than planned for and with the 8 days of rain of the 21 days I was there, I felt like I had left before closure. I’ve had to accept the reality of time and process and let go of the demanding and self critical aspect of feeling incapable of reaching a specific goal.
That goal was of course to see the construction of a unit of infrastructure through to completion. The location however, enjoys a very mild winter and I expect a lot to get done before spring. In that time frame, more research and planning can be done to fully illustrate the project scope. I want to do drawings, research plants and seed stocks, communicate with Departments of Agriculture in Nevada, University of Nevada/Reno, UNLV, etc. , forage for grant opportunities on the web and rally all these elements into a corral and domesticate them for our purposes. It all boils down to land. With land, you can do anything. Some things are not appropriate for certain spreads, some are marginally suited, and others are gold mines. Determining what works is a bit of a trial and error process, but the risk involved in wasting time and resources can be minimized by simply asking questions of the wise and digging for info in every nook and cranny you can think of.
The concept here, is to create sustainability. There are so many examples on youtube and the internet, journals and books of alternative agriculture/energy/construction projects which are re-evaluating and rejecting the concept of WASTE. In nature WASTE=FOOD. There is no waste but that which is considered a nutrient for another system or organism. All the holes are filled, there are no gaps, the earth is a closed loop system, a biosphere of integrated, interdependent, and resilient systems with built-in redundancy and fail-safe mechanisms. Providing for all components and players in the system we are building is a vast endeavor, yet, by observing the way nature performs, we can implement and measure our yields, revise, adapt and perfect modes of efficiency.