My weekend farm will be simple.
It will be a weekend retreat for me to enjoy nature.
It will also be a place where I can share this experience.
I drew a rough diagram of how I initially intend to build and improve the area below.
Marking the boundaries of the property is essential to stake my claim of the land and whatever it produces. I will mimic how the local farmers mark their boundaries by planting a specific type of bush with purple red leaves called sarrassa. Other than planting sarrassa, I want to plant small trees such as lanzones, langka, rambutan, kamuning, and dracaena as part of my green fence.
The lot has a very auspicious shape according to Chinese feng-shui. A good portion of the lot, the first 2/3 from the front, is very flat. It reaches a gentle upward slope at around 1/3 from the back of the lot.
I plan to devote the flat portion for planting beds. This area receives full sun which is perfect for most vegetable and annual crops. I would love to plant different types of tomatoes and chili peppers here! I also look forward to sharing and inviting people to plant on their own beds as well.
On top of the hill, just above the slope, I intend to build my dream bamboo hut. My inspiration and peg for the bamboo hut comes from a house a saw in Bali (via Google). I love the open design of the second floor and its simple, clean yet modern over-all look.
It may take a bit of time and saving-up for me to reach what I plan to do. I will definitely end-up planting bit-by-bit. I might also end-up building a cheaper shelter in the immediate future. This just makes things more exciting!