Welcome to our site!
We are Michael and Jen from Ontario, Canada and we wanted to put this site together as a way to share what we are working on, our plans, and our adventure as we go about building our property into a Smart Farm.
The grand plan for the property is to turn it into a self sufficient ecosystem where smart technology, a sustainable mindset, and animals can all thrive together.
The property is planned to run almost exclusively on renewable energy with a focus on rehabilitating the land, fostering it to be an environmental eden for animals, nature, ourselves and guests. It will be a space where anyone can come stay and learn about sustainable methods or take a tour, basking in the beauty of what the property has to offer.
Feel free to check out our project list below to see our grand plan and vision for turning Birch & Bark into a smart farmstead. We have only just begun so the list is long but Michael and I look forward to the road ahead, rolling up our sleeves, and building a future.
If you have any questions, ideas, or want to get involved please feel free to get in touch with us.
We want to use the latest in green design & technology to maximize our self sufficiency.
We want to produce all of our own energy and food to decrease our dependency on the system.
We would like to add animals such as rabbits, chickens and bees that will enhance the ecology of the land.
We are working with a Permaculture Team to help us design our property using Permaculture techniques.
https://lrshelters.ca/shelter-uses/ ($5000)View full product details
Companion Plants: Pumpkins, squash, Basil, Corn, Onions
For Snow Removal, Earthworks, wood chipping etc
Con: DieselView full product details
Cackellac Shelter may be best options since it can temporarily house things during the house build then be used for chickens in the future. Biggest one at Canadian Farm Supply is the 1822 and it is 17,000
https://canadianhomesteadsupply.com/cackellac-model-1822/View full product details
Using Toja Grid Brackets, Kaz Cabana Wood plus asking them to build seats and including an Iron Embers 6' FirePit.
Roughly 10,000$ Estimate
6,000 Fire Pit, 2500 Toja Brackets etcView full product details
We'd like to add vermiculture composting for dog poop and other organic waste.
Ex: https://www.wayfair.ca/Tumbleweed--Pet-Poo-Inground-Worm-Farm-Composter-PPC012-L3348-K~CHSU1011.html?refid=GX185556029224-CHSU1011&device=c&ptid=1157931747015&targetid=aud-1650677860292:pla-1157931747015&network=g&ireid=136141611&gclid=CjwKCAjwkYGVBhArEiwA4sZLuI-Bq6EljgGhqB3zlvNT8XG_L3Qq7onYHNhCB9RuOI9PjIK4lgpWAhoCKcgQAvD_BwEView full product details
We would like to have a minimum of 4 mini cabins (with electricity) for guests to stay in.
Yeti Power BankView full product details