21 May 2012

Hay fever

This week end as the sun was playing hide and seek, we challenged ourselves with building our veggie garden "permaculture" way. 

And that involve lots of hay.

Hay means several trip to a local horse back riding place.
I wish we transport it the old fashion way like in this picture below. In reality  our car has been smelling like horse stable for 2 days now, mostly because one of our trip was for horse manure. Ah ! the things we do for homegrown veggies...

After reading many books (see list below) we decide to "take the plunge" (there is really no real risks involved besides failing). I did find some Permaculture classes around here but the amount of money asked seemed a bit "excessive" and it seemed wiser to invest on some materials instead.

We shall see if something grows out of our pile of hay.

We have some more "Hay Projects" that should take place during the summer... It will also involved a little more building and fencing...

Any tips and pearls of wisdom are welcome!

Books we read and enjoyed ::

*Jardiner autrement by Margit Rush
*Le jardin naturel de Jean-Marie Lespinasse
*Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale
*Introduction to permaculture by Bill Mollison
* The one straw revolution

Videos we enjoyed learning from :

this one  (french)
and this one (english) 

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