I finally got the freedom from the military schedule to visit the site again. Its been 2 years since I was last here so it was a refreshing use of my vacation.
I had gone with the intent to plant all my trees using the Groasis Waterboxes I had ordered but alas, June is not a good time to get trees started so all the nurseries were sold out of trees for the season. Ill be ordering for next spring hopefully.
Undeterred, I still made myself be productive this trip. I used the "Lasagna Garden" or "no till garden" techniques to build my garden beds. I layered mushroom compost, goat manure, horse manure, straw and finally a thick layer of mulch to help cultivate the soil and hold in some moisture over the next couple of years as I wait to move in full time.
I set up the basic foundation of my home using tires for the architect David Humble to visualize and refine my design.