Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer 2014 Plans

We will be at Healing Earth from 28 June to 20 August 2014 inshaa Allah. During that time, we hope with Allah's Permission, Blessing, and through His Rizq and Mercy to complete the following:

  • purchase a used stock trailer
  • plant 100 tree seedlings (50 hazelnut, 50 Honeylocust)
  • plant some quick growing vegetables for summer consumption like lettuce, spinach, etc.
  • plant 2000 sunflower seeds around the perimeter of the 28 acre piece of land
  • build 3 x 144 sq.ft. bathroom structures
  • build a 200 sq.ft. kitchen structure
  • build a 200 sq.ft. farm store
  • build two of the four 200 sq.ft. barns we will need
  • add playhouse, slides, hammocks, sand box, picnic area and more to the children's playground
  • construct a combination football/soccer/rugby field
That is what we are focused on doing this summer. If you are wondering why everything is 200 sq.ft. or less, it is because no permits are needed for such structures.

If time and money permit, we would also purchase a 3000 gallon water tank, build 2 cob ovens, and put up a 2 1/4  acre fence around the barns. We pray that Allah enables us to complete these things and more.

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  1. Asalaamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
    ALLAHUMA please allow this family to accomplish the goals they are setting out to do and more. Please allow them to do all of this with correct intention and reap the rewards. AMEEN!! I am sooo excited for you all mashallah!!!

    -Amina Bint Yusuf Knuckles

  2. Ameen, thumma Ameen! Barak Allahu feekee wa jazaakIllahu khayr ukhtee!

  3. As'salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! I am praying that you all are successful beyond your goals in this life and the next! Ameen. I wish we could come out and help and learn. But alas, my captain does not have the same interest in sustainable and off the grid living the way I do. Insha'allah as my boys get older maybe one of them can take me out there to partcipate in one of your future seminars insha'allah!

  4. Asalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Ok....has enough time passed now for it to be permissible for me to say HI I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT WONDERFUL TIME! It's september 19 (for a few more hours, anyway) and I've totally been holding back to ask you how things went. But I know how it is- even a month might not be enough time to get everything in order subhnallah. Please update us when you have the time!

    Amina Bint Yusuf Knuckles

    1. Wa alaykum ussalaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh!

      Maashaa Allah, sister, you made me smile and laugh! Barak Allahu feekee! Actually, we had a problem in London and couldn't board our connecting flight to Jeddah, which resulted in the children and me having to stay in England with my mother until September 6th. I'll spare you the details, but suffice it to say that we got back to Madinah on Saturday, September 7th...just two weeks ago.

      Things are still not in order here, but the good news is that last week I did start drafting a report on our summer, so I will try to get that finished and post it today bi idhn Illah ta'ala. I think if I do various posts to cover different subjects, I can get some information out faster inshaa Allah.

      It is great to be back and see you here. Jazaak Illahu khayr!


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