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samiam kephart
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IM currently renting an acre and a half plot of very nice land in floyd county va.. its bordered on one side with a nice creek wetland area on the west and the north part has a vigorous stream flowing across by the highway (2 lane)... The whole peice slopes north not ideal but the land seems very rich the ground is spongy form having so much grass growing on it for years.. I can see lots of potential here but the warms season crops might suffer form the northern slope and its in a bit of a hole losing some late afternoon sun. i thought of making swales down the slope and angling the tops of the beds toward the sun capturing all the heat I can...the western part would be good for greens and mushroom spawn probably berries and such.. I guess what Im asking is it worth fighting the drawbacks of the northern slope and depveloping this piece or better to find the southern sloping land? any thoughts would be appreciated... Sam
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