It has been amazing to watch what is happening to Texas as we slip into the new weather systems that will take us into the next ice age. We are doing our part to show how we can hope to survive if we chose to go back to living relatively simply, using salvage to build with, and eating organic food that we can grow on site, if we can get that together this year. So far, the weather is making that much easier.
Squash, cantaloupe, beans, peas, carrots, onions, cucumbers, corn, radishes, and so much more seems to be taking to the mounds of earth we dug up like they were meant to be there.
For those who do not get the weather of the world…. please follow this link to one of the best guys on the web for seeing what is happening and knowing what may be coming with the weather. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ks2iSJ5Cp0
Here are some other shots of the expansive Envision Lake that now rests upon the space where no water would stand when I bought the land nearly a decade ago.
The New Pond is doing great with much clearer water as it comes from the fields next door, gets 26′ deep, and then meanders out the back of the pond to run back into the creek below and be taken out again for another pond still to come.
So here you have a look at the next phase of the project coming up. I am adding a shady lagoon swimming hole and extending the length of the treed peninsula by cutting the pond deeper along the side of the mountain.
So thank you for your visit to Salvage, Texas. We will be offering up full access to the ponds and common areas for anyone who decides to invest in one of the probable 12 acres I am going to offer up in June for a limited buy in to the town of Salvage, Texas. Hopefully some people with permaculture, music, artisan, and market backgrounds will choose to come, be part of Salvagefaire’s studios, market, and restaurant as well as the development of a model that others can hopefully copy all around the world.
Thank you for your input and hope you get a chance to come to one of the tours, spend a night in a Tiny Texas House and see what we can do with our imagination and a desire to create sustainable alternatives for the generations that will follow us and may not like the standard model of the American Dream that seems to have failed for the most part. Hopefully that will mean we do it different the next time. Till later, stay warm, pay attention to the bigger picture, and make your move now to a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle before you face perhaps not having one you like at all.