Jennifer Smith wrote:Duh, I read Mountain View and thought West Plains. Guess cuz there isn't much in Mountain View but real nice people
Hi, there, Jennifer and Nathan, Our area of the Arkansas Ozarks has a lot of back to the land folks still here from the late sixties\early seventies...some of us have been here forty years. Lots of organic gardeners but it also became an an area know for it's craftsmen and women...both traditional and contempory...Kinda heavy on the bluegrass music though.
I could use some design help though
Artic kiwi have leafed out and survived the winter in the ground, yay. I am real excited about that. I hope to propagate more of them.
My Rainer cherry is looking good but spent the winter potted but outside. If has gone into the ground, also hope to propagate.
Asparagus and walking onions of course do well.
We bought grape and blueberry plants but they may have to go into pots till more construction is completed. Most of my plants are potted.
Could you post their number please?
The hummingbirds are already out and hungry, lol.
If you need backhoe work done go to the telephone office. Maurice is great
Sawdust would be great muck I would think especially for blueberries. Maybe bedding under chickens?
Edited: fixed some spelling oopsies. :-/
Case Thomas wrote:Harrison area, reporting for duty. I just inherited a house and some land near Harrison and will be blistering my hands as I put in a little homestead for myself. Plan is to get a garden plotted out this year for planting next year with a temporary hoop or tunnel house so I can go mostly year round. How 'bout that May snow?! Latest snow since they started keeping records.
Hi, again, Case! I wondered if you knew that there is a Blues Fest in Leslie this saturday, May 11...just down hwy 65 a bit from you...the farmers mkt is at 8am, fishing derby, a few crafts and then music around town that afternoon until late. Tiny town but there are a lot of organic growers and artists in the community. And the best woodfired kiln, organic sourdough bread at Serenity Farms. We are forty miles away outside of Mountain View...If we ever pack up and move it would be to that little town.
There is a charge for the music but lots of free stuff going on too, and a good way to meet some 'neighbors'.
Judith Browning wrote: How are your gardens doing?
I started 2 swales this spring and concentrated most of my efforts on digging those and purchasing trees and bushes.
That said, I did poke in a few must-haves like cucumbers, peppers, okra and tomatoes etc. They seem to be doing OK--much better than last year with the drought.
karen mcdonald wrote:Greetings from Mountain Home, Arkansas, Baxter County! I just joined this site and have been reading like crazy. At present, I am interested in RAM pumps as I have a spring fed pond at the bottom of my property and the house is on to of the "mountain". I presently am on a well but keep thinking if only I could get water up here on top of the hill from the pond I could put in drip irrigation for fruit trees I want to plant, expand water availability to areas of the property and would welcome anyone to give me their words of wisdom on the subject. Thank you kindly, Karen
Hi, Karen and welcome to Permies! We're glad you are here. It is really nice to see more folks from Arkansas...I know they are out there.
You will probably want to post any specific questions that you have in the more specific forum for your topic. Just browse the list under 'forums' and you will find water related topics.
nicole snevets wrote:http://youtu.be/grbSQ6O6kbs
... Southwest Arkansas, here. 2 hours from everything! Outside the underwhelming town of Camden. Weeee!
Welcome, Nicloe......great to have you here! Just a day or so ago someone from southwest Arkansas was wondering if there were more folks in that area doing permaculture http://www.permies.com/t/43095/ozarks/Arkansas-Permies-find-forum#338269
Looking forward to hearing what you are doing on your land
permaculture is largely about replacing oil with people. And one tiny ad:
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