We have spent the last 4-weekends finishing a retreat and wildlife refuge up north. This is a stepping stone toward our long-term plans to begin prairie restoration and maintain a healthy forest through sustainable practices.
Work completed so far includes a trail system for access to the deep woods, selection of the prairie project location, pole barn, and an outdoor primitive shower.
With so much time and energy being spent, writing has taken a back-seat, and that is being kind. When this first phase is done, I hope to start blogging more about the experience and the wildlife that enjoys the refuge. When we start prairie restoration next year, the experience will be cataloged here with photos and detail of the deep learning curve we will be going through, along with the mistakes.