I just joined up, and since it's kinda quiet here thought I would stand up and introduce myself. My name is Trish, I'm 47 and live in NE AZ, currently at Reevis Mountain School in the Superstitions (reevismountain.org) - but I've got 40 acres out east of Holbrook and will be living there, god willing, by March. Here I go talking about things I haven't done yet - but anyway - the plan is to build as temporary shelter a tiny yurpee, kinda like this but smaller
(this is where I live now) ... and a Lorena stove ... and then a cob house.
The land is at 5800', gently rolling with a slope to the SW.
It's more rolly than it looks in the pic.
Wells go down around 200'. I'll harvest water. There is a community well where I'm entitled to 50 gal/day.
It's just little ol me with no money, so permaculture work will be Trish-scale - swales and Phiri pits and such. We'll see if anything bigger becomes feasible.
Of course I'd love to hear suggestions (not necessarily "you need help" - I know that
) - but for now just wanted to say hi. And happy new year.