cougina machek wrote:My wife and I have been working hard for 3 yrs developing a sustainig permie site in the desert sw..
5 acres 14 12:1 desert swales/ 15 fruit trees grape vines solar and wind 6 chickens/ 2 cows
Your subject title is "might want help" but you don't really say what you are looking for. Are you wanting someone to work for you as a hired hand (for pay) or someone to live onsite and share your property in exchange for work or something else altogether? Or are you giving examples of your experience and asking if someone would like you and your wife on THEIR homestead? It just isn't clear. Could you be a bit more specific?
sorry//we are still developing total sustianability/ could use a permie woofer type //definitely not going anywhere else//it isa tough one though but i only work hard a few hrs a day//feeding animals not work but on the too do list before completion//fence area for wheat and barley plant 10 honey mesquite along north and west keylines/20 more fruit trees//more native grass restoration/complete tunnel [grow] cold frames for winter/a bigger cistern/root cellar and on and on///problem is ido not care for most folks...but i do like some
Easiest way to explain///I was born in1924//no use for drugs or fools//I am only interested in folks that do not push political or religous dogma/////want to attain total self sustainability while givivg back more to the planet than we use///still lots to do/we eat very well/ only work a few hrs a day//beautiful mtns in all directions //no problems with race,religion or oriention/ enjoy our together time so they would haave to be able to have fun on thier own
Where are you located, Cougina? Incidentally, some group alcohol, recreational drug use, and tobacco use, except for ceremony, in with the type of foolishness you describe.
Maybe you could describe yourself, your location, and your outlook for those wanting to know more.
Oh, and welcome to Permies.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein