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Hi, new member here but I've posted a few times and hopefully it's been helpful. This site is great, and since finding it I spend some time reading through stuff daily :)

Hopefully this is the right place for this - figured I would make a thread documenting the evolution of a property I found and my mom has recently purchased.

The land is a bit over an hour away from both of us, and we also work full time but I head down every weekend to keep some grass and trails cut, and to immerse myself in the glory of some really nice nature!!

I figure I will post pics and little captions, along with ideas/projects I will be attempting. Also, I will post questions/links, etc. and hopefully people here can find the information useful or maybe even inspiring.

I am a suburb guy with light construction and mechanical background and only recently took deeper interest and became serious about permaculture design, and the importance of biodiveristy and natural landscapes.
I quit my day job several months back and am now a full time farm helper on a local small organic veggie farm and loving every minute! This thread will focus on our personal property and some of the things I am learning about and will attempt to put into practice - long term.

My mom has set it up as a non-profit and hopes to have a small animal sanctuary/rescue ran there, it's a hilly 27.5 acres with 4 ac wooded and 2 small creeks so we have the room to try a little of everything. I plan on living there full time within 8 years.

Pics and more info. to come soon, just figured I'd get it started - thanks to all responsible for such an awesome platform to share ideas

 
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Like I said, this will be slow lol :)

Here is a pic to start - I have a little dual sport bike and rode it down a couple weeks ago. As I was leaving to shut the gate, looked like a nice pic opportunity!

So this is basically the entrance view from the road...you can just see the tip of the old barn over the crest. Going to need to work on getting some gravel in, when it's wet a 2wd car has trouble getting in.

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Shoot, I need to get the hang of the uploader here, and figure which way is best - I would prefer a pic to be seen rather than a link.

Somehow, in another thread I pulled it off with a pic of a compost area I have begun...gotta remember how I did that now!!!
 
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Hey Ty! Glad to have you here at Permies. Here is a link to a how-to page on adding images to a post. Hopefully this will clear things up for you. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!

How to add images: https://permies.com/t/61133/Post-Image-Permies#520595
 
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James Freyr wrote:Hey Ty! Glad to have you here at Permies. Here is a link to a how-to page on adding images to a post. Hopefully this will clear things up for you. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!

How to add images: https://permies.com/t/61133/Post-Image-Permies#520595



Thanks so much!! I was completely oblivious to the "attachment" tab..AWESOME!!!
 
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Here are a few basic pics I've taken over the last couple months, just for those interested to get an idea of how it's laid out.
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Here's the USDA pic...the road area and barn ridge are high points, and drops down 100-150' max to low points (which are mostly the tree line areas, except for the southeast property corner, and southeastern most property corner in the woods are also high points). A good mix of south/west/east facing slopes to have fun experimenting with as time goes on :)
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Check out this contraption I made (along with help from 2 friends that have welders) from a lawnmower that had a bad transmission. I needed something cheap to keep barn area and perimeter of land mowed. It is pretty heavy tongue weight, but the atv handles it!  Saved a lot of $ doing this, as the frame part attached to the front is made from a bed frame I found in the garbage ;)

It's fun searching the hollers, find all kinds of old stuff cleaning out the creeks - including what appears to be an old farm machete. Maybe for hand chopping crops back in the day? Corn? Tobacco?

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Added this to a couple forums. Hope that is ok.

Nice property. Looks like an old machete. One heck of a lawnmower!!!
 
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Thanks, Whatever you see fit is fine by me!
 
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Nice place Ty! It's beautiful. I really like the barn and seeing the timbers inside and how it was constructed. Thanks for sharing!
 
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