The path of our land development has been roughly thus:
03), before the hard work.
6 months (Jan-Jun 04), prepare the
land by cultivation.
six months (Jul-Dec 04), plant some
trees and watch them grow.
six months (Jan-Jun 05), prepare for
the next round of planting...
two (Jun-Dec 05), plant some more
into a routine (Jan-Jun 06), start
taking responsibility for day-to-day care
of the land
way there! (Jul-Dec 06), another round
back and looking forward (Jan-Jun
07), managing the first 20 acres
like starting over (Jul-Dec 07), we
start on the eastern side
a breather (Jan-Jun08), consolidating
nothing to do? (Jul-Dec08), our first
winter not planting in 5 years!
territory (Jan-Jun09), another summer
of managing the orchard, and a modest
crop at the end of it!
and busy-ness (Jul-Dec09), things
start to come together
steps (Jan-Jun10), we move to the
farm and gather a (very) small crop.
And periodic updates on our native regeneration
project and the vineyard.