Date Published: July 1, 2021
Today marks one year since I moved to The Florrest!
It was an innocent journey to spend one month here setting it up to rent out to people. It evolved into a clear desire to Be here. Although I had lived in Miami for 11 years, the pull to stay in the forest was much stronger. It gave me hope and excitement for the future.
I am called to acknowledge the tasks accomplished in year 1:
Removal of trash from the property - 7 large moving containers full! Including bringing down an old structure that was a safety hazard.
Repaved/sealed the driveway (1/2mile long)
Built the main gate (solar powered) and added two pole gates at other entrances.
Opened up 12 miles of trails throughout the 180 acres of conservation land.
Control burn to re-habilitate the forest which needed care. Returned nitrogen to the earth and removed smaller trees so it’s not so dense and competing for nutrients.
Built 6 bridges to connect the property over the creeks, and hung 5 swings throughout.
New septic bleeder lines.
New windows in both domes.
Furnished and decorated the domes.
Renovated the pool area: expanded concrete, new decking, new fliter, purchased a Thermospa jacuzzi, new electrical wiring, fixed the pavillion plus new fans and lights.
Gated the pool area for safety.
Built the OM dome as a greenhouse and also as a space to sleep under the stars. Hexagon concrete slab below it with water and electric connections.
Stucco reparations on both domes.
Domes repainted from white with red doors to light gray with white trim.
New garage/shed built.
Built a pavillion for outdoor use behind the domes (El Lounge)
Fresh sod (grass) around the pool.
Solar powered lights for the garden.
Planted magnolias and evergreen trees
Building the event dome
Created website: www.theflorrest.com
More behind the scenes!
This helps me celebrate and see how far we’ve come. I always have the thought: “there’s more I can do”. Healthy, as long as I celebrate what has been done and enjoy the journey.