Figured id introduce myself, ill probably be posting here often with questions now that I found this forum. Ive got a lot in yakima that im currently excavating and todays the last day with the dozer and Ill post pics on here at some point in the future.
I have no first hand experience with anything permaculture related but ive done a lot of research over the last few years and im confident that theres a method to the madness
Im 1000ish feet above yakima on a ridge in coyote country. The soil sucks and theres not much of it, 12"-18" of topsoil/dust filled with rocks sitting on bedrock for all I can tell. The bottom doesnt move you know, lol... id like to find someone in the area with knowledge that wants to swing by and check out the mess ive made and give input but ill try to post as I find time for input on here.
ive cleared several acres for my eco-ranch, for lack of a better name. got space for numerous tiny buildings and decent pad leveled to use as a homesite in the future, and to grow on until then. Ive done a ton of berming and some ditching to divert and route water... At least thats the plan. its very dry here, very little rain. I hope to find time to cut some swales and do more routing for water retention today but we will see. stay tuned