I've been reading about permaculture for a few years now, as my husband and I have prepared to transition from city life to rural life. We are now on our own land, a modest 9/10ths of an acre on San Juan Island. We're working on getting a larger place, but it can be tricky to get residential mortgages on larger acreage up here, so it might be a year or more before we can do it. Meanwhile, we're settling into our almost-acre and beginning to develop it along permaculture lines. It feels great to finally be putting all the stuff I've read about into action!
I'm a professional novelist (mostly historical fiction) and my job only requires me to work about 25 hours a week, so that leaves me with plenty of time to get dirty outside. Our near-future goals for the almost-acre include setting up hugelkultur beds, getting chickens and geese (maybe ducks, too, if slugs prove to be really problematic here), and putting in some raised beds for root crops. I've always been big on canning and other food preservation, but it will be excellent to preserve food I raised myself! <3
Looking forward to getting to know you all and learning from those with more experience!