Just saw this at Landwatch and thought I would post it for some of you folks who may be thinking about getting together and starting a community. Some of them look pretty interesting and if you could put together some money to make the minimum bid you might end up with a pretty large piece of land. Some of them look like they have drainages through them and one is up on a mountain. You would want to be sure that there was deeded access so you could get to the land. Some of the cheaper ones look like they are in pretty salty soil so be aware.
I think there are a couple of books that might work. Here are some links from our list of books here at the forum. You will see the reviews and a "Where to get it list" with easy links . There are also links to more reading associated with the books that are free. Also all of the threads here at permies would fill a large set of encyclopedias !
Wyoming PBS has been doing some short films with interviews of some of the folks in Wyoming who wild craft.
I need to see if some of these folks will come to my place and teach me what I have that I haven't seen yet.
Howdy Stephanie, welcome to permies!
Sounds like you have your hands full. Can you post any pictures of the property you will be working on? If so you might start a project thread too.
For me the hardest part is taking the time to observe a new property. Getting to know the land through the seasons is pretty important but I tend to jump ahead of myself and have to go back and redo things.
I guess we would need to know more about your starting point. Is there a home or shelter already in place or are you starting with raw land? Is there water of any kind? Trees, hills etc?
Gilbert, keep your eyes open as you drive around town. Last fall I saw a honey locust on E 62nd and about Downing street, east of Washington. An old tree that was loaded with pods. After they had fallen to the ground I raked up two large trash bags full and there were still tons left behind.
My brother and sister in law planted seeds in cups, after sanding them a little bit, and got 100% germination. They will be planting the trees in Wyoming to see what happens.
Anyway, you might be able to find an old tree around town somewhere like this, that is just what you are looking for.
Here is a simple one. Notice that they attach pressurized water, which is water with enough head to create pressure, to a j shaped pipe. At the bottom of this "J" you see a nozzle which creates higher pressure and a vacuum. The opening around the nozzle then sucks up the water in the barrel, along with the water in the supply piping, and pushes both together out of the discharge piping. This moves the supply water and the "pond" water to another location.
You can probably find them on amazon or elsewhere for much cheaper than what they are selling. Or just build your own.
We use them in industrial applications to suck sand or ash out of pits using pumped water through the vortex to create a suction on the ash. If you have water with head pressure it could create a suction on a body of water and move the body of water to another location. You would have to do all of the calculations to get what you want in your situation.
Interesting : So how does the ash get down into the ash drawer? Is there an opening there somewhere? I am wondering if the bolts keep the drawer sealed when firing and to MT the drawer you have to remove the bolts?
Does it look like air enters the top of the door and drops down along the door, or across the fire for more draft?
No problem. If you want to post youtube videos look up at the top of the "posting" page , you should see a button that says "youtube". Just click that and put the link in the box that pops up and it will "imbed" the video in your post, and show up like in my post above.
I hear ya Travis, I am getting real close to 60 yrs. and have spent most of my life making a living in some of the most toxic industrial jobs imaginable. Let alone all of the garbage I have eaten, second hand smoke, and lawn and garden gick I have played in. I suppose it is only a matter of time before it catches up with us. Might be why I try avoiding doctors, afraid of what they might find.
With all of my support...hang in there man.