Hi! I'm not sure if I belong here, so I'll blather on a bit and y'all could let me know.
I'm looking to get some forest land. For timber, forest farming and maybe some clear space for chickens (maybe someday goats). I want to get a sawmill and maybe even a Woodmaster to get into custom molding. I'd also like to try my hand at making Native American style flutes. Maybe other woodworking. I'm also looking into growing trees from seed for nurseries.
This idea has kind of sprouted others. I'll need a tractor, maybe I can do mowing, gravel driveway repair and garden tilling on the side. Likewise, I'll want some power available, maybe I can get into off-grid solar.
Welcome to permies, Mark! Where *no* question is too weird, or gets funny looks! Many new members have been surprised at all the good ideas that are volunteered in response to a question, but there are also tons of questions that have already been answered, so don't be surprised if all the info becomes a little over-whelming! We're all on the path to a more sustainable future, and we're all moving at our own pace.
Welcome to Permies, Mark! Obviously, we think you belong here, :) so you'll just have to take a look around and decide for yourself. Permies is a big place, but based on the interests you mentioned, here are a few forums that might be worth a look:
- Forest Gardens - Woodland - Woodworking - Trees - Chickens - Goats - Solar - Farm Income
Take a look around and feel free to join in conversations and ask your own questions! Permies is a great place to learn new things.
Welcome, Mark! We have all kinds here, from soil scientist Bryant Redhawk, to farmer and highly accomplished plant breeder Joseph Lofthouse, hard-core homesteader Nicole Alderman, and the hugul-obsessed Paul Wheaton, and it would be an injustice to leave out Konstantinos Karoubas, who is on what looks like a one-man, multi-decade mission to reforest Greece. Everyone has his niche. The only way you could fail to fit in, would be if you are consciously and deliberately trying to destroy the earth or something. Anyway... see you around!
Earthworks are the skeleton; the plants and animals flesh out the design.
Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer
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