I've been lurking for a while in various parts of the forum and learning so much. It's really great seeing strong opinions and lots of data! I'm hoping to contribute to the data side of things once I've collected enough on our journey to a food forest.
We have 14.41 acres, around 12 of which is Acadian forest, with lots of sugar maple and birch (grey, white, yellow) and many other deciduous and coniferous trees. I've totally fallen in love with trees haha.
It's three of us on our homestead: my wife, my daughter and I. And a cat. He caught his first mouse since we moved here! We're planning out our property as far as zone 2/3 so far and hope to at least get zone 1 and part of zone 2 set up this spring and summer.
I'm new to permaculture but I'm reading whatever I can get my hands on. Thankfully my library has a decent amount of good books. I've got a list together of others they don't have too.
Welcome Julian! Glad to have you out in the open to say hello. Feel free to ask questions and join in on lots of various things going on in permies, both fun and educational. A much better alternative to the news!
This will be fun. We just went under contract for a property around Eastport in Maine. 9 acres with a number of fruit trees, tidal waterfront, and a pretty decent size pond. Beyond that a blank slate. We have 15 years of permaculture, forest gardening, and farming for money experience in Upstate NY. We found out yesterday how close we are to Canada. As we move around the time on our cell phones bounces back and forth between US and Canada. Its my wife and I and a dog.
Heading back to NY this weekend for packing and collecting cuttings and splitting roots if the ground has finally thawed.
Thank you all for the welcome! I'm excited to join the community.
Ed that sounds amazing. You're about a 2 hour drive from us. I'm jealous of how close to the water you are. We moved inland for my work and I miss the ocean already.
I work in the city so I can play in the woods!
posted 7 months ago
Julian, I was wondering how you folks are making out. We are trying to understand the climate here. The water influence seems to mean cooler days but warmer nights than we are used to. Even when it is clear at night we are only seeing numbers around 30 for the low. This after a day that only made it to the low 40's. A couple of inches of snow on the ground but that will be gone today. We've put in sorrel, violets, lovage, chives, elderberry, willow, potato onions, regular onions, and garlic. A week or two and we should be able to put out some greens, and kale under cover. First batch of micros are ready in 2 days. Found a couple places wanting to get rid of horse poop. We are finding it very interesting in regard to finding hardwood for the woodstoves. We have been looking at foraging on the intertidal zone. Bringing up lots of seaweed which we are mulching with and beginning to build compost piles. There seems to be an abundance of periwinkles if we want to go that route, and we will get a residents license for clams this week. All the best, and it looks likes its is going to be an amazing day out there.