I'm new to all this and I haven't arrived at the lab yet but would love a sickle I've never used one it just looks wonderful and I do like to buy tools I haven't gotten there yet and so far I've collected five or six different tools to be able to do you work at the labs hard yard work gardening wood chopping that sort of thing peeling trees for the wood and a spackle for beekeeping.So I'm happy to say welcome Dre and thanks again for the offer of the tool I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of you at your store! The tools look interesting and unique especially because I'm new to this but again I thank you for the tool and thank you for having a garden store.as I said I'm sure we'll be seeing you!
Thank you guys for the info! Mike your comment gave me a chuckle! LOL there's always a lot to do! I see I am not going to want for something to do! To earn bits badges and halos! LOL Paul thank you for chiming in yes definitely evening projects and weekend projects I'm all in! I just bought a fresh Ax along with gloves another wonderful tools to get busy on the land! Still need to find a flannel shirt or two my neighbors are helping me out with some long underwear. I wonder if it's worth it to get a small fifth wheel? I have been living alone for a very long time and I do like my privacy I just can't wait to get out there !Everyone i know ( including family) is so envious of me right now! I guess this is where living alone really pays off! You get to go where you want to go, do what you want to do!
Ash thank You so much for the "Bits" on the Badges!
I now have a much clearer understanding and a much deeper love of what is done at Wheaton labs! My kind of lifestyle! So I have a question, as a new boot , arriving in August. I'll be arriving by truck with some tools and a heart full of desire to start building , growing and learning ! What would be the first thing I could expect out there ? Or is that too broad of a question I wonder? Very excited about this and I want to share it with my friends and family. They have all kinds of questions and I could just steer them to the website permies.com I would however like to give them a clear picture of what I'm getting ready to do. Up to this moment I've been kind of vague , because I like giving a complete picture. I would like to allay their fears even before they express them. I know it's in my heart to do and I know I'm going to enjoy myself! So what can I expect when I come out? I should be getting there in the first week of August. I'm traveling from Florida. What can I expect as a boot, I see some of the dates are in 2021 can I start right away?
I was raised in Florida but spent quite a few years in Colorado when we went hiking or camping we'd always double bag our garbage that didn't necessarily include any "meat scraps". And then delivered it to a metal receptacle usually impenetrable by bears.
If you're bringing your family out there I would be (extremely) careful to separate any (meat scraps)
From any compost piles. Better to be safe than sorry.
Please be very careful your family after all is worth the attention to detail and making sure no meat goes in your vegetable compost AKA scraps. Bury it if you can keep it far away from the family area. A hungry wild bear is not something you want near your family out there take extra care, and precaution to keep em safe. Bears that attack people are usually put down. Good luck! Happy homesteading!
Orin, I do so hope to meet you when I arrive!
I love all the insights and " nuggets" o wisdom you are sharing here with me, I feel by the body of this letter you sent me, that , I belong at the lab!
I am fired up and ready to rock on Saturday or Sunday apart from building and bee keeping! I'm very excited and envied by my co workers and clients they wish they were able to pickup and leave following in my foot steps! I am very humbled by the warm welcome you extend to me by way of this letter. I would like to offer my healing skill as a way of giving and nurturing anyone in need of such bodywork. Already gearing up for the long drive and happy to do so.
I'm so grateful for all the information that you've given me Orin, of course I also offer my abilities with art.
I'm very interested in seeing the pond and those ant hills! I'm expecting to start the drive very soon and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
Yes yes yes I'm coming ! I'm leaving Florida end of July just have to finish the work I started here so can't leave these folks in the lurch without an excellent massage therapist to take my place!
Lauren what I like most about the pictorial is that I get to see what's going on there I mean I have my imagination and all that but I just really treasure what you've done there I really appreciate it! I know I'm going to love it there so I just can't wait to get there! if you're leaving before the end of July I'll probably have to catch you some other time which is a little sad for me. I'm looking forward to hopefully working on that greenhouse and I'm boning up on beekeeping because I like to do that in a horizontal Hive I've been eating up the videos and I love the information bees have followed me all my life I even dream about them critters! They leave me little messages and nature all the time! I will peruse your pictorial once again and sorry for the late reply I'm working two jobs out here and saying goodbye to everyone is taking a little longer than I thought! I don't know if it's very good but I'm happy that everyone is sad to see me go.on the other hand I couldn't be happier for myself coming up there I just cannot wait! I hope to see you soon and if not I hope to see you when I see you!
I hear you are coming!?!? Good! Come on a weekend and I'll put you to work On Narrow Pond and give you all the inside info which will be useful to you actually being here.....and not really useful for anything or any where else :)
If you don't make it by the end of July though, you'll miss my inside scoop and you'll have to wait until I return early next spring .
Here's a picture of me fondling the roosters wattles... just because I can.
His is the look of "what is this mysterious unseen force touching my face in the dark?!"
This explains allot! ...lol alien abduction explained! ...hahaha
Thanks for the chuckle! Now I know better or how to better handle chickens. I think Rocky Balboa used the chasing the chicken exercise to become quick I'm sure he only had to do it until his big fight but having to do it every day or even often is probably pretty challenging I know the blessing that chickens can be in a yard they'll make your soil wonderful like gold I did that here in a 12 x 20 yard I was able to grow 50 papaya trees along the fence line then had rows of lettuce cherry tomatoes even tried to get some broccoli out of that I did plant a almond tree from seed and by the time hurricane Wilma came around it was 8 feet tall and full of brand-new almonds I'll never forget that and those chickens I had to chickens and one turkey named Big Bird the hummingbirds and Paulette other pollinators that would come through the yard we're just wonderful in the evening had to move away because of noisy neighbors and broken pipes underneath the apartment but it had that nice little yard and I made great use of it it was wonderful.
As an older lady I’ve been down the rat race road and that’s not where I want to be.
I’ve discovered Permies!!!
I’ve always wanted to learn how to live on a homestead and get my own land!
This is my dream!!
Thank you Paul and permies!!
I was wondering if I start a blog on my experiences then other people can know that it’s possible even if you’re older!
Melissa I know exactly how you feel! I to feel as though I have found my dream come true! A lifelong dream prayer is being answered with permies! So far everyone I have told of my adventure in coming to Montana and entering boot camp has been a fantastic response! I have been telling people about the passive greenhouse! And I'm preparing myself in learning more about horizontal beekeeping I want to hit the ground running! I'm very excited about starting boot camp! Can't wait!
Cassie Langstraat wrote:I am 23 and already can see floaters a bit.. that freaks me out because I know i will probably get them really bad when i am older.. marjory just sent this out in her latest newsletter so i thought i'd share.
I have heard in reading about cures for the eyes that holding a cold spoon on the eyeball and rotating the eyeball for 30 seconds and then taking a warm compress and pressing it on the eyeballs while your head is tilted back will allow the floaters to seep out a rear hole in the back of the eye I have done this with some success. It is also a suspicion in the medical community that floaters eventually get together to form cataracts I don't know for sure? I have also heard that this hot cold remedy is good for retinal detachment flashing symptom in the eyes and other eye ailments using the warm compress on the eyes when someone has pink eye will kill the pink eye and restore the natural health of the eye I have also heard that taking regular hot steam like in a sweat lodge will clear the white of the eye and make it very white and healthy I've also heard that eating lots of vegetables leafy greens will lighten the color of your eyes I don't know much more about this subject but these are the things I've heard and I wanted to share them thank you for reading.
Way incoraging! Thank you Paul! can't wait! I love Colorado weather besides, thank you also for breaking it down .Im looking forward to a new way of living in tune with nature on the Earth with minimal foot print.
Like coming home. I am very interested in honey bee keeping and very happy I can be doing that there. Looking forward!
I'm greatful to ya!
Hi Paul thank you for the quick response.
Learning and doing with a high level of proficiency and energy is my intention. I have also done quite a bit of hard work and weight lifting in my lifetime so far.
I'm interested in finding out more about how to contribute to food shares food growing house building auraria to pitch my tent and begin keeping bees.
I'm interested in making this my permanent lifestyle I've carried this desire for a very long time. I don't want to walk into this idealistically or with Rose colored glasses I know there's a lot of work involved and I'm looking forward to it. The comradery in community is also what I am looking for. Working toward a common goal that is a great example for the entire world. Sounds to me like I can come out as soon as practical.
PS I used to feed ant farms as a child.
Hello if you're reading this you're about to find out something about me that's a little bit off. Or at least the people who aren't fermi's LOL! I recently purchased some lands 5 acres in West Tennessee with the sole intention of making it a safe home for bees. This is far away enough from everyone that I'll be able to keep quite a few beers I think . As you might have guessed I'm brand new at this and have never kept bees. however these have been following me since I was a little girl I dream about them I find them in the ocean when I'm swimming and I rescue them recently I put a piece of lemon in a tree that I would like them to inhabit the bait was Florida bee pollen. Very soon after that I had a dream that they were visiting the tree my dreams are very vivid. And I have had quite a few with regards to bees I've even gone to other countries and they have followed me inside the home where I was staying the message to me is clear I have to make a safe home for bees. My one of my latest most inspiring events with bees is that I went into my bathroom and they were knocking on the window I went into my kitchen and then they started knocking on the window there. I had a very telling dream after this that I was analyzing some honeycombs with someone standing next to me soon after this dream I realize the purpose of the land was to be to keep a safe home for bees. What a better purpose in life I cannot think of one! so I have purchased some books on beekeeping but having one that is totally natural is totally the bee's knees! LOL I'm a massage therapist by day and I dream of beekeeping by night! So I know it's soon to come cuz I got this land at a pretty good price. I'm very excited to be posting this and welcome your insights I recently met someone on permease and has struck me as a very knowledgeable man and very helpful are his insights.
Looking forward to reading more about my new friends the permease! Signed Martha Hernandez
Paul Kennington wrote:There have been several Intentional Communities established in the state over the years, however, I know of none in this area. This, despite a great deal of interest that I have stumbled across.
I'd love it if we could come together on something.
I envision some (hopefully) inexpensive but good land relatively isolated, but near enough to civilization that we could allow people to visit and learn. If on or near one of our many rivers (a very green state) someone might eventually run a canoeing or camping outfitter. If anyone already has land that could be used, whether by donation or long term (cheap) lease, I'd certainly also be interested
Hi Paul! Martha Hernandez here I just purchased five acres in Henderson off of Mount Gilead Road the land is untouched and full of trees there are some flat areas I need to go out there and survey it apart from a tick problem u.s. dog tick and Rocky mountain tick I know how to get it treated and will be doing so however 5 acres is a pretty good piece and what I envision is similar to what you have mentioned here almost my exact words! So it is a place where I wish to build and have a community of people to come and help build it I wish to keep bees on this land the covenants allow livestock only six of each and buildings to Houston a septic has to be built so this could be a good permaculture project for people wishing to live temporarily or permanently on the mat in order for this to occur I would like to have them attend classes on my land how to build either Cobb or aircrete dome room by room I think would be a good idea? 954-773-5404 is one way to get a hold of me to discuss this further or use my email Marthahernandez.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Andrychowski wrote:I'm offering a free place to live for someone that is able or wants to be able to get by without having an offsite job. Comfortable home in north east Connecticut, 12 acres just outside city limits, suitable place to live without owning a car. Retirees welcome. PM to discuss.
Hi Bill my name is Martha very talented massage therapist able to work with doctors on pain management postural anomalies and living pain free without drugs you get the picture really real massage therapy fixing real problems.
I have always been of the permaculture mindset living in the city is pointless. I purchased land in Tennessee
And want to develop it I have the permits now. I am craving going out to a community and being part of that community as a massage therapist and as someone who works building and tending animals keeping up the homestead I have some building experience I have worked on cars I guess you could say I'm kind of a jack-of-all-trades fast learner a great cook.it sounds like you have a unique opportunity there for individuals such as myself. I am interested in coming out and seeing what you are offering send me a message and let me know if you're interested in having me come do this I know you put your ad in quite some time ago like I said I've been trying to do this all my life one thing or another has kept me from it but I am ready now.Here's my telephone number please feel free to call me 954-773-5404 looking forward to your call Martha.
Hi I am interested in permaculture and developing a property i have in Tennessee. Or getting onto a property where projects are currently being started or in progress and lend a hand and learn take away the learning for myself to use on my property my friends neighbors even you!
I would welcome a chat so that we can see where we're at with all of this permaculture.
Hi Junior I'm Martha.
When I saw what you wrote about the octagon I kind of chuckled because I have the same idea only mine is more like a beehive. I just bought an acre in Tennessee and went to look at it this past Saturday and Sunday drove back to civilization in fort Lauderdale. I have been dreaming about this sort of thing since I was a child and I find I can't wait any longer. I've had the land since 2018 and just got permits for building I would love to come out to your property and see what you got going on meet you make friends have some coffee. And talk permaculture. I'm a good listener and a great brainstormer I'm looking forward to your reply.
Hi Jim sounds like you have a good beed on things there in life's kitchen!
I hope by now you found a friend and a lover complete your lovely real life. If not don't hesitate to contact me.
Sounds like a great family to become a part of
Nice to meet you. My name is Martha . I did something similar. I bought an Acer in East Tennessee. It's wonderful to be so close to accomplishing what I have dreamed of since childhood. Would be great to chat about it with you!
Hello Gordon hello Deb.
I am interested in your community I have a lot to offer. My interest is mainly to learn about it since I recently purchased some land in Tennessee and would like to make it a opportunity for people to come and help build a natural home with natural well there is power to the property although my interest is to use solar and other energy sources. Coming to your community would be a learning experience for implementation on my own property at some point I already have building permits for the driveway and the home setting up a mailbox. One of my interest is beekeeping an organic farming I'm a healer by Nature .fem 56 unusually strong and resilient. Thai chi student ,SCM learner.MarthaHernandez Reiki Master,Shaman, Chef,LMT among other things.