The Gray Family: Jason, Tera Lynn, Travis and Ainsley. We purchased 40 acres of shortgrass prairie land between the communities of Rush and Yoder, Colorado, about 35 miles east of Colorado Springs.
We hope to build a self-sufficient(-ish) homestead, market garden and mini-ranch using some principles stolen from Permaculture, Joel Salatin, Jean-Martin Fortier, and whoever else we’re reading / watching at the moment.
Colorado is a wacky state when it comes to small-scale agriculture. Our water laws are among the strictest in the country, small-flock poultry meat sales are effectively illegal, and the wind, altitude, solar intensity and winters are epic.
So there will be plenty to read, comment on and laugh at as we go along.