Yep, we moved further south. It took us almost a year to pull off, plus some help from amazing friends and a lot of God’s providence, but we’re here at an undisclosed location near the equator.
Here’s a picture of some of the fruits and spices we brought in off the farm this week:
Can anyone name them all?
Lechee, and breadfruit and something I do not know. Hope you are in my zone of 9B so I can follow what you do more closely.
You got one right – that is indeed a breadfruit.
We’re more tropical than 9B but there will be plenty of overlap in what you can grow.
Breadfruit, cocoa, nutmeg, banana, soursop? Looks like Costa Rica? Lucky you!
Soursop, breadfruit, cacao, plantain or bananas but not sure what the small fruits are
IS THAT NUTMEG??? No way!
I see the nutmeg. Will your undisclosed location remain a perpetual mystery? I’m wondering if you will be able to establish a homestead business selling things like fresh nutmegs via mail order to those of us you left behind in America? What about coffee? Are you going to grow that? I’m looking forward to more reports from your tropical paradise hideaway. Are the natives friendly?
Oh David, so very excited for you all!!!!
I’m excited for you all, too! Looking forward to seeing more!
I want seeds! So excited you finally made it! I am so freakin jealous too. Miss you guys!
Thanks, sister. Miss you.
That is fantastic, Glad the plan came together! Keep the education going, looks like you will have tons of stuff to teach us!
Actually have a question re composting but can’t find anyplace else to ask it (I am so non-techy that I have trouble finding my way around my email!). Anyway, it is regarding digging a hole and dumping your food scraps in. We, too, eat lots and lots of produce and so produce (yuck yuck yuck) a lot of scraps. My compost pile just sits there, unturned, and is overflowing, so the idea of digging a hole (or my husband digging a hole) and burying the stuff sounds great. We have a small yard, however, and I’m concerned that we will fill the yard with compost holes and then have nowhere to put the stuff. I mean, how long does it take to decompose? We live in central PA, so eight months of the year the ground is either frozen, covered with snow, or is squishy mud from the rain. And if I put them in garden beds, won’t I also be having to stand on the beds (always a no-no to compress one’s soil!) while digging the hole? My husband is pretty fed up with the pile in the backyard, especially during winter when it doesn’t decompose. We are getting along in years, so low-physical-input solutions would be best. But I can’t in conscience dump food scraps in the trash or down the drain. Any suggestions will be welcome (and there are no other gardeners or even people who desire to recycle in my neighborhood, sigh, so I can’t simply shift it to someone else’s yard). Thank you!
Try Bokashi composting.
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Good move, David. I think I understand why, after I gave some thought to why you would leave such a productive homestead. Wishing you and your precious family all the best, and that you are fruitful in every way in the location you have been led to.
Also wanted to say thanks for mentioning Paul Gautschi on your Extreme Composting video. We watched the Back to Eden movie a few months ago and then covered a former RV parking area with tub-ground tree trimmings. It’s amazing how much different the soil looks after only a couple of months. It was terrible before, and as we were planting a couple of weeks ago, there were so many earthworms in there that I could hardly believe it.
Thank you, Shasta.
I know – isn’t dropping some biomass amazing? The results on the soil are stunning. Fungi, worms, crumbly humus… once you get the mulch to drop, the soil pays you back in spades.
Congratulations on the move way down south!
I thought you were looking in the Redlands or Homestead area not WAY south. I don’t think I would have the guts to make that kind of a move.
Wish you and the family all the best! Looking forward to following your new adventure.
We considered Homestead/Redlands and did visit it… but why not go all the way to the equator?
When you said you were heading south, I thought you meant Broward county. You just kept on going and going. Guess this rules out my swinging by to give you a hand.