The saw mill arrived and has been getting lots of attention. We have milled up all kinds of lumber from our hefty stand of yellow pine, along with some beautiful cedar. We're trying to stockpile for the long list of building projects around here, but we are already beginning to utilize the wood nearly as fast as we can churn it out. We have been building an incredibly beautiful outhouse on skids. It should be done shortly, and we will quickly post pictures of the building process, along with some of the design details. This is a great example of a permaculture outhouse, and we are excited to share it with the world.
The 32 foot school bus has been gutted, and is soon be insulated. The idea is to have a multi-purpose mobile tiny home. It will be beautiful and cozy enough to be rented out nightly, and practical enough to shelter volunteers as a bunk house. We'll also use it as a mobile base camp, as a hub for projects in distant areas of the land, where it could be filled with tools, food, and other supplies, so we don't have to run back and forth from the other established infrastructure. If this goes well, we intend to do other similar projects like it. We want to create beautiful tiny homes inexpensively, largely with materials reclaimed or found on site, that we could then rent out, or sell.
We have been cutting logs for mushroom and are about to do a major inoculation, mostly with shiitake spawn. We've also organized a Shitake Log Cultivation Workshop on March 7th. This will be our first workshop on the land, and plan to do many more from a broad range of topics. We would love to hear from you, let us know what type of events you would like us to host. There are a bunch of great ideas already in the works.
Our therapy room has been painted, and we are just finishing up some of the décor. It will soon be open for herbal consultations and other therapies, such as moxabustion and cupping, from our on site Chinese Medicine Herbalist.
Another new addition to Interwoven is a worm farm , for high quality worm castings. We will be building soil in many ways, like composting, vermiculture, mulching, hugelkultur, polyculture, animal grazing, keyline plowing, cover crops and more.
On a recent hike about the land, we discovered a beautiful mossy bluff line located on the property. It runs along on both sides of a seasonal creek, with water cascading over rocks and a 7 foot, or so, water fall. There are all sorts of nooks and little caves throughout the bluffs. It's absolutely magical. We also found some oyster mushrooms there, and they were delicious, pan seared.
We are excited to announce that Interwoven now has a website up and running!!! InterwovenPermaculture.com Please check it out. It isn't highly developed just yet, but we plan to make good use of it. Bookmark the page, sign up for our newsletter and stay in the loop!