Thank you for the welcome! We are north of Austin.
A cordwood house??? Wow! I have heard that those take alot of time and planning. I am really excited for you...stay in touch, I would LOVE to see the finished product!
My hubby is looking into a strawbale building and using as much architectural salvage as possible (my favorite part). We are hoping for a minimum of 5 acres for fruits, veggies and grains. We are vegan (don't hit me) so the only animals we have are the dog and cat and I would love to get peacocks later on as I have heard they eat snakes (too many of those in Texas...we had 6 welcome us here, ugh...). The boys would like mini horses and we can use them to pull small wagons for harvest time.
Someday my hubby would like alpacas, but they are not at the top of the list and whenever I learn how to spin and weave I would love to grow flax and possibly nettles if we can find a way to grow them down here as well as growing our own dyes. But, that part is a someday thing.
The thing I am most excited about is greening a piece of dry Texas. After watching "Greening The Desert" with Geoff Lawton and the "Back To Eden" film, I think we can do it without a whole lot of hitches-just hard work and determination.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
I'm northwest of San Antonio, approximately between Comfort and Fredericksburg. I wish my "real permaculture" was more developed. I have such big dreams and schemes, and not much physical strength. I'll be posting a thread soon showing all my projects, so you'll be able to get a better sense if it's something you'll be interested in seeing and possibly practicing on.