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Hello,

My wife and I along with another family are starting our off-grid homestead on 80 acres in the plains of Northeast Colorado. Anyone in the area?
 
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Howdy Bryan, Welcome to permies. I am in South Denver area and have land up in Wyoming. 80 acres will be awesome to have. What are your plans for the place?
 
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Hi, my wife grew up in Denver. We're planning on a slowly growing permaculture garden and food forest with hugelkulture beds. We'll have lots of wild flowers and berry bushes for the wildlife. And eventually pastures for some larger animals like donkeys and goats.
 
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I have family around Platteville that are doing something similar with 20 acres.  They are trying to get trees established on old grazing land, which does not seem to be easy in their climate.
 
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Josh Garbo wrote:I have family around Platteville that are doing something similar with 20 acres.  They are trying to get trees established on old grazing land, which does not seem to be easy in their climate.



Oh cool! We're planting trees next week.
 
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Good Luck! A landless transplant to Denver here.

I'd love to pitch in now and then if you're amenable. You're a lot closer than Missoula
 
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I'm pretty close in southeast WY here. Wishing you the best!
 
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Bryan VandenBirge wrote:

Josh Garbo wrote:I have family around Platteville that are doing something similar with 20 acres.  They are trying to get trees established on old grazing land, which does not seem to be easy in their climate.



Oh cool! We're planting trees next week.



What trees are you planting? I've got tons of tree knowledge over here. I've planted darn near everything. lol
 
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Oh and get some sainfoin going. Does great in our climate.
 
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Hi Bryan,

My son and I are also in the Denver area. We wish you much good luck with your new land, and those wonderful permie plans!

If I was sure we were staying in the area, I'd volunteer some labor to you.  Sadly, we are currently in a transient state, since our land purchase down near Falcon fell through. Having to fall back, lick my wounds and regroup at this point. I'm thinking a road trip to my birthplace and the comfort of family might help speed up the healing process. And then, we'll take the next step...

Elle and Miles sound like area experts, and what a wonderful resource for everyone who lives around here! So generous with your knowledge. Based on my past experience in GA, I recommend planting ANYTHING you think might survive this region, and your land specifically...and seed-saving the daylights out of the toughest survivors!

May you have amazing growth!
Mary
 
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