a highly brittle climate.
Dealing with a mostly flat terrain, I'm going to make a lot of enormous (12' ish tall and with the wood starting a foot or two into the ground) hugel beds and (hopefully) they will effectively hold moisture through the summers.
We'll be getting our first pigs this spring, and I'll see how it goes.
What does 'brittle climate' mean?
Ruth Stout was famous for gardening naked. Just like this tiny ad:
Gracie's backyard - a film about permaculture farming in the far north with Richard Perkins (stream)https://permies.com/wiki/133872/videos/Gracie-backyard-film-permaculture-farming