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Hello!

My wife and I are new to the site and glad we found it!  We are planning to build a cob-strawbale house next summer in Oxford, WI.  Does anyone know of cob builders in Wisconsin?  Is anyone interested in learning or helping with cob?

We are glad to meet you all!
 
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Hi James!

My friend Jim Schalles does not reside in Wisconsin, (yet, trying to convince him to move here) but I highly suggest reaching out to him. He has done work for clients of mine in the past and lives traveling here to do work. He’s out of the Omaha Nebraska area currently. He absolutely knows his stuff and is also a legit Mason Heater builder as well. Let me know if you’d like me to connect the two of you.

Cheers,
Drew
 
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Hello Drew,

I would very much appreciate if you would connect me with your friend.  Being new to the permies site, I am not sure how to best go about doing that.


Thanks,
James
 
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Greetings from a sweet little acre of organic gardens near Columbus/ Madison WI. We live in an amazeballs place, that has it all for us. Food gardens, incl perennial asparagus, garlic, strawberries, unbelievable to most blueberry bed ( 9 gallons of berries this year ) elderberries, & herbs galore. We have many perennial gardens that are landscaped with natural materials.  Our lot has beautiful mature trees & all the wildlife Wisconsin has to offer. We have eagles flying over every day. We live in a nature corridor between 2 wetlands, so water life abounds. There is a wildflower field across the road. We are older now than when we developed our land & wonder if there are interested permies that might want to take it from here. We want to be creative. Rent to buy? Short-term roomies (before we leave) ? We are 30 minutes from Madison.
 
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Hi Sondee, I’m very interested in seeing your place and meeting you both! I work on Natural Climate Solutions policy in Madison for Clean Wisconsin, have been an edible landscape designer/regenerative farmer/agroforester for over 18yrs, permaculture background (both as student and teacher), certified arborist. Looking for my own little piece of heaven to steward.

Would love to learn more!
 
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Hi there. I know this is an old thread, but wanted to check in. Im in Wisconsin in a small town and my little yard is covered with garden lol. Anyone else on this site from our fine state?
 
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We are now in Forest County (but ive lived in WI for 59 years)
 
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Hi again, I'm still here/back from IL. Currently renting from brother in law, basement apt., in St. Croix county. Have a decent sized garden here and a few more things at a friend's, extra garden space. Am early 40s, female, married, Christian. Very interested in local friends, am on Freesteading, not on any other social media ( besides being a YT viewer).
 
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Hey WI permies (and wanna-be Wisconsinites from south of the border), did you know about the Mother Earth News fair coming to West Bend in a couple weeks?  Here's more info:

https://permies.com/t/224848/Uncle-Mud-Cob-Cottage-invitation
 
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Hello Wisconsin!

My family has a regenerative farm in Cottage Grove, just southeast of Madison. We have commercial scale asparagus and grassfed lamb, and hobby scale dairy goats, orchard, garden, layer/meat chickens, lots of annuals and perennials. Our livestock are hardy (we don't have a barn), 100% Pharma-free, independent and productive; feel free to reach out if you are interested in dairy goats/brush eaters (live) or Katahdin sheep (live or frozen). Barters are always welcome! Right now I would love a 5 gal bucket of honey.

We have a pawpaw grove that needs serious thinning. If anyone wants to come and dig up a 5 gal bucket or wheelbarrows worth of pawpaws, please let me know. We have no jumping worms. The mama pawpaw died and sent suckers up en masse (up to 2' tall now) but we actually don't love them enough to have more than a couple clumps.  A token of trade is welcome (a little weeding or pruning help perhaps?), not required.

I've been interested in turkey hunting, if anyone feels like mentoring and taking a total hunting newbie out to learn with them I'd love to hear from you. Also winter sowing is a new experiment on my winter agenda and learning from others nearby (or sharing seed) would be GREAT.

-Molly
 
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Wisconsin hardy pawpaws?  That's kinda impressive, isn't it?  
 
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Hmmm...I could take it as a complement to my horticultural prowess but no, the northern edge of North America's largest native fruit's natural range extends up to this area. We have them planted just west of our house, in a low-moderately protected  spot. There are some parks nearby that I know have some pawpaws too.
 
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I am new to "permies" but a lifetime resident of Madison. I have run a small lawn care business for many years. I am now developing skills to grow food and hoping to find a few acres near Madison to rent or  buy so I can spend all day gardening.
 
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I would very much appreciate a pawpaw if there are any still available Molly. I live on the east side of Madison.
 
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They are! Would you like to come in the next few days before the ground (might) freeze or in the spring? You could get several in one clump with a 5gal bucket. Message me privately and I'll give you details!
 
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Hi Molly - happy to see another regenerative permie in my area. I'm in Deerfield near 73/BB!
 
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