I haven’t been blogging as much lately. In fact, I haven’t done much of anything online lately. No twitter, no news collation, no personal blogs … worse than that, I haven’t done much of anything other than work.
If you’ve known me for a long time then you know I am a long term sufferer of depression. It’s not something that (unsurprisingly) I tend to like to advertise. I take my meds and for the most part it’s under control. However, sometimes, it surges forward and takes over for a while. During this period, that has happened again. Stress, illness and lack of sleep are the primary culprits for the resurgence. I’m sure I will get it under control again …
So there’s a whole bunch of activities that are now waylaid because of this.
Which has lead me to think that I may want to rethink certain aspects of the property.
This farm project has always been focussed on one end task: to become a teaching farm. To provide case studies. To be a working farm that can be used to bridge the gap between farmers and townies. To highlight different methods of farming and to further those lessons.
So … I’m thinking that I may open the farm up to share farming.
There is a farm plan in place that incorporates splitting the land up into one to two Hectare lots that are based on keyline features. So, the option of taking on a small area to experiment and/or demonstrate a technique is viable.
I think it may be an option that allows the land to begin being used for the purpose I had in mind without my illness interfering.