On Christmas Eve, our lawyer’s secretary called to let us know she had received the final signature required for closing. Rachel and I loaded up the family and headed to town and an hour later, we owned a slice of tropical paradise.
What a great Christmas present!
The lot is overgrown and covered in vines, but so far I have discovered:
2 orange trees
1 Mandarin tree
1 sour citrus tree
3 grapefruit trees
2 mango trees (one mature, one not)
3 coconut palms (juvenile)
3 cocoa trees
2 sugar apples
Innumerable banana trees
A few dozen cassava plants
Multiple large wild yams
2 cinnamon trees
That’s plenty more fruit trees than I thought were there. The thick jungle hid some secrets.
Now I need to get started on building our house. I’ll try to film a video soon so you can see the land.
Finally, my new booklet How to Start a Home-Based Plant Nursery has had the final files delivered for both the ebook and the paperback versions. If you grab a copy now you’ll help boost my sales rankings when it officially releases in a few days.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I’m on a partial vacation right now but will be back soon.
Congratulations David and family. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in the new year. God bless.
Thank you, Peter!
Congratulations! Will be interesting to watch the progress as you start building the homestead and refining your plans.
BTW, can I just note how ironic it is to see the splash for your plant nursery book situated above an advertisement for growing your own cannabis?
That’s funny. I now have ads provided by a company, which pays me well, but some of them have been really weird.
Make sure to document the journey…I’m sure it will have the makings of a best seller.
Congratulations and merry Christmas.
Thank you – I appreciate it. I will do my best.
Congratulations! How do you tell a mature mango tree from a not-mature one?
The fruit! One tree is still short with a thin trunk. It’s about my height. The other one is thicker and has some mangoes on it now.
Congratulations! May God bless your land with an abundance.
Congrats on acquiring some land… and with so many productive plants, too!
Wow what a blessing!!! So happy for you and your family. What a wonderful present for Christmas. I hope you New Year will be full of fun and a lot of updates. LOL.
Oh yeah. I’m having fun already. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire on our new land just last night.
Congratulations. I am happy for you guys. With all the bananas and other edibles, you may hit another ton in 2019, especially after you plant some veg. Time to bust out the scale.
I think so. I need to push. Getting the house done is the priority, but I might be able to do that during the dry season, then still grow a ton of food in the second half of the year.
What a treat for your family! Looking forward to following your journey.
Thank you, Susan.
Congratulations, and what an excellent Christmas present for you all. Wishing you every blessing in. The new year and on the new land.
Thank you, Hilary. God bless you and yours. Happy new year.
Congrats David and family!
Thanks, Teresa. Happy New Year.
Congratulations with the new land. I’m wondering which country you are in?
I’m living in the Philippines and foreigners are not allowed to buy land here.
I’m an Australian volunteer teaching permaculture and organic farming for a local NGO. I’ve used some of your videos in my lessons. Thanks for that. All the best.
I’m currently looking for another permaculture project in the tropics. Any suggestions are welcome
Thanks, Johan. I haven’t revealed my location, but I’m in Central America.
The Philippines are awesome. I would love to visit at some point.