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Kathryn Tracy
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13/04/2015
Last Updated:
15/04/2015
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Whitesboro, OK, United States
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Warm Temperate
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Female





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Stressing Over the Design

Posted by Kathryn Tracy about 6 years ago

Finally made it home after 3 months away. Three lessons away from completing the PDC and no closer to a design than when we started. Its not that we haven't made progress, because we just invested in a laser transit and new tractor with a bucket, box blade and, most importantly, a backhoe.

Because we live in a valley, we have very slight drops in elevation. There is no available topography map indicating the contour of our property because there really isn't much. Hence, the need to purchase the laser level. We're going to work as a team to survey the contours. He's going into the field with his new toy and I'm going to Google Earth to enter coordinates and draw contour lines on the satellite view of the Fort.

It all takes money, unfortunately. And, more unfortunately, the way we earn a living requires us to be away from home for 6 wks up to 3 months at a time. We'll be so glad to get the place paid off so at least one of us can be home full time. We have to put off so much until then but there's still a bunch of stuff we can do now. Chin up! Never give up, never surrender!

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Lorenzo Costa
Lorenzo Costa : I haven't started designing either, and we're on the same PDC. I know time isn't much but I just want to live it all with patience, we're changing our lives perspective. We'll all get at the meeting point, it's going to happen in different moments that's all. Never surrender you're right!
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Kathryn Tracy
Kathryn Tracy : UPDATE: Design finished and approved! I'm now a Geoff Lawton certified Permaculture Designer! Look out world!
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Lorenzo Costa
Lorenzo Costa : Congratulations!
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Florie Brown
Florie Brown : Congratulation Kathryn I will be watching what you come up with as my land is also flat my climate is temperate I live in the UK I had started gathering my fruit trees for the fruit forest before I took the PDC this year. Like you I am still looking and planning. I will be posting pictures of some of my fruit trees as they are in pots and fruiting.
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Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
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Date: Feb 2015
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Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
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Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
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Date: Jul 2015

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