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Monday, 14 November 2016

Visiting Our Future Land

As promised, here are the photos we took when we visited the land on Saturday:


We'll be buying 5 acres of this to build our new life on the land


We walked the perimeter to have a proper look around it


MiL and Fil Diane and Terry were with us





It is planted almost exclusively with almonds at the moment, but in the centre there is one olive tree


All of the trees are still in production, despite being neglected for a number of years now by the current owners




a panoramic shot:


Carly looks happy from her head....


...to her toes!


Even though it's mid November the weather here is still beautiful


Over the years we're hoping to turn this plot of land it to a thriving permaculture paradise, building the soil ecology and biodiversity up to repair the damage that man has done to the soil. It's not a small task but we love a challenge and can't wait to get stuck in as soon as everything comes to completion. we'll keep you all updated!

Don't forget the yoga challenge, day 14 here:




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  1. It looks great do you know how many trees there are, the soil looks very dray and in need of a good feed, but then I find soil in europe is not at all like our soil in the UK, looking forward to seeing you get on with it.

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    1. I haven't counted yet, we'll have to remove a few of them to put the buildings and kitchen garden in where we've planned so i'll have to have a count up once I know how many will have to come out

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  2. Isn't it just about the right time of year for olive harvest? I am so exited for you all, a new start is such a fantastic opportunity and I sometimes wish we would have the courage to do something similar now with our four children (although the oldest two might be not very keen). I emigrated once, at the spur of the moment, to the UK when I was in my twenties. It was a great experience. Keeping my fingers crossed the land sale goes through smoothly.

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    1. I think you may be right but the whole plot is so neglected that it won't amount to much, hopefully we'll be able to turn that around once we're able to nurture the soil and plants back to health

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  3. Looks fantastic, you have a lot of work ahead of you but you are young and fit so the ideal time to take on something like this. Me and the old man are struggling with the day jobs and the physical work at the weekends so it will take forever for us to coax our place back into life. Really looking forward to seeing your progress, especially putting the permaculture into practice. Wishing you all the best :)

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    1. Thanks Chickpea, the permaculture approach is key to what we have planned, I'm pretty excited to get stuck in with it and share it all with you folks :)

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  4. Can't wait to see how you get on with your little patch!

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    1. hard to know where to start, but its certainly going to be fun

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  5. It looks fantastic. What an exciting time for you all. X

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    1. Can't wait to get stuck in with the kids and teach them everything along the way

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  6. Oh wow, how exciting! I can't wait to follow your progress, best of luck to you all x

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    1. Thanks a lot, I love following your blog too btw! :)

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  7. Good luck, have fun with your plans so when you are able to start you will know what to get going with.

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    1. planning is the most fun part, no blood sweat and tears in the planning!

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  8. Exciting time for your family! Keep the dreams and hopes up...you can make it. With work and persistence...success will just be around the corner. Wishing you and your family all the best. I'm excited for your family too...hope you keep this adventure on post!

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