South side of our land was pretty much destroyed by the flood in 2021. All wiped out. Brand new. Look a lot like when just purchased our property. Chance to move on and give up on farming, or chance to start something new! My husband and I decided to rebuild something very meaning and useful. The area that can provide shade, stop erosion, we can enjoy and relax, eco friendly, conserve water, help stop the desert expansion, flood protection ground that can provide food for our family and friends which is big enough to hold a small outdoor wedding!
Wild, I mean WILD idea! But if it works... He says not "If", say "WHEN"... When it works, it will be something that we can look back 40 years from now, and talk about it. I lost sleep thinking about it. One day, I was walking around in my garden and I heard the voice says "Promised Land." I said "That's it!" The entire plan came up in my mind. I ran to my husband and explained my vision. He probably thought I was crazy or didn't quite understand what I was talking about. But he said that was a great idea.
The same day, our best friends came by to our house. They told us that they are getting married, and they have been searching for a place to get married outdoor. But because of COVID, nobody's responding their Email. The bride seemed little frustrated. I started to ask their dream plan. They want the wedding to be held outside in nature, somewhere green, bright sunshine and happiness. I thought about "The Promised Land." So I explained my vision for this land, and they were so excited to get married in our "Promised Land" in Summer of 2022!
Now the planning time got real! Here's my journey of building "The Promised Land" Everything has to be vibrant on August 9, 2022! I have a little less than one year to make it happen.
August 11, 2021. Since the flood happened on July 26th, we were finally able to walk on this part of the yard. Two weeks later, some parts are still muddy! Here are the pictures of "After the flood"
Small portion of my herbs, couple of tomato plants (out of 30 plants, about 15 varieties) asparagus, and few corn stalks were alive, but the rest of them are pretty much dead.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased that Kozue Maye at Poof Dirt Farms in Pahrump, NV has successfully created a certified Wildlife Habitat through its garden for "Wildlife" movement.