Natalija asbjornsen wrote:We have about 4 acres near Nampa, Idaho(Boise area)... As my husband is a businessman, and just does not have enough time for homesteading, and I am somewhat new to this area, we feel we need some help of a specialist to help me design of a permaculture on our property...We came from rainy Seattle, and here we are still learning to navigate in this arid climate...We have in mind to put raised beds, and probably some animals in the pasture... We already have chickens, and some fruit trees... We will need to establish drip system irrigation or something like that...
Do you have anyone who can help with navigation and designing? Of course for financial reward. Thank you for any info.
Natalija asbjornsen wrote:thank you!
Yes I would say it looks more like desert where I live... We have flood irrigation on the pasture, but we have to pay for it something like 80 dollar per acre... Not sure we need it just yet. BUT we have well in our backyard, so we came to conclusion we will just put 4 big raised beds and will bring top soil , compost and mulch in these raised beds plus will do drip system... Our experience last year was very bad - the pasture was too sandy - only zuchini and squash were fine... We also had HORRIBLE PROBLEM WITH VOLES..They ate most of what we planted. So this year we got cats... So we are still learning in this new enviroment... But I visited one family and this is what they have - raised beds and drip system, as well as mulch... And they gather so much produce they do not know what to do with it! They told me - THE KEY to success here is mulching!