As I previously posted, we’ve moved. Our new property features a run down house that we plan to fix up and 2 lots approximately 5.64 acres in total. I’ve got big dreams about creating a self sustaining homestead, but first I simply have to find my shoes. New Year’s Eve we went to a swanky party hosted by some friends to raise money for the San Pedro Youth Coalition and I had a dress with no shoes. I still can’t find most of my shoes, but I’ve got my tennis shoes and 2 pairs of black shoes so I can go to work.
I do want to give a shout out to our movers – Delancey Street Moving and Trucking. If you haven’t ever heard of the Delancey Street Foundation, you should go read about this amazing organization. The moving services were top notch – the men helping us were still hustling at the end of a grueling 9 hour day. They ran back from the truck even though it was late in the day. They didn’t complain when my rooftop planters splashed gunky water on them (it had just rained). They were polite, friendly, and extremely hard working. If you need to move, then I highly recommend you consider Delancey Street Moving and Trucking. And if you use them to pack (we didn’t), you might be able to find your shoes.
Now that we are in the new house (albeit temporarily), I’m uncertain about where to even start to create a self sustaining homestead. I planted my fruit trees from my rooftop garden, but there is so much more room for fruit trees, brambles, vegetables and more. I want to create a raised bed garden. I want to add some chickens and perhaps Coturnix quail. But we’ve also got to organize and then remodel the house.
In the interim, I’m trying to figure out what to do with the huge bounty of avocados and oranges on the land. Last night, I had sliced avocado with smoked sea salt as my dinner with a bit of rice and some grilled chicken. It was awesome but I’m going to have to eat a lot to get through the bounty. Any ideas?