Life’s Passages Continue

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

Helen Keller

I have returned to this blog after an absence of more than one year to give my readers (all five of you) an update. When I last updated you, I was becoming interested in Permaculture and had begun converting my yard from a conventional yard with lawns and ornamental plants to a Permaculture style landscape filled primarily with edible and medicinal plants.

As I became immersed in learning about Permaculture, I also began examining my life and goals for the future. The time I spent learning about Permaculture and working on implementing it in my surroundings was very satisfying to me. I decided it was time for me to move towards a different path for my life.

I set the following goals for myself:

  1. Become debt-free so that I have more flexibility in my employment requirements
  2. Obtain a Permaculture Design Certificate so that I could start a Permaculture business
  3. Find a piece of land 2-5 acres in size to use to develop a Permaculture Farm
  4. Identify multiple income streams that could be produced by me from the products of the farm
  5. Transition from working full-time for someone else to working full-time on my farm.

I have made progress in achieving these goals.

  1. I expect to be debt-free (except for mortgage) in 18 months
  2. I have obtained my Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton/Permaculture Institute
  3. TMOTH and I are actively working with a realtor to find a property, concurrently with preparing our home to sell
  4. I am currently working on the administrative details to start my business, Rancho Seabow Permaculture

I have identified the following potential income streams for my business:

  1. Jams, jellies and sauces
  2. Eggs
  3. Essential Oils and Herbal products
  4. Dried value added products like elderberry and moringa powder
  5. Dried gourds and items made from gourds (e.g birdhouses, candle holders etc.)
  6. Depending on property, may list secondary housing units for vacation rentals
  7. Fresh fruits and vegetables

This weekend I’ll be setting up a Rancho Seabow Permaculture blog.  My Paleo Passage archives will be accessible.  Either url will direct to the new blog.  Hope to see a few of you there as I journey through the creation of a Permaculture business.

Stay tuned!

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5 Responses to Life’s Passages Continue

  1. Jenny Ewoldsen Morris says:

    Congratulations and all the best for your new venture – exciting!

  2. Ruth Anderson says:

    Why am I not surprised? I’ll continue to watch with interest. I’ve done some new learning on the permaculture front this year, but not to such a great extent. Ruth

    Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:40:36 +0000 To:

  3. Cathy says:

    You have been quite busy! Looking in California I hope . . .

  4. paleopassage says:

    Currently looking in Sonoma county for family reasons. If things change, we might go farther afield. We like Oregon.

  5. Looking forward to your adventure!

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