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Stewart Lundy
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Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia, USA, Zone 7b, KeB Bojac Sandy Loam
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Anyone else out here? I live in Accomac, VA -- though if you're on the Delmarva peninsula, I'd love to see what you're up to.
 
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I'm here! In Easton, MD, but hey, same peninsula anyway. As my friend calls it, The Peninsula des Tristes Poulets.

I just joined this forum, as I prepare to set out on an adventure of either building a green home or retrofitting an existing one, and homesteading. What are you up to?
 
Stewart Lundy
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Well, that's closer than nothing. I mostly have poultry and waterfowl, though I also have bees and a couple rabbits. We are gradually transitioning former conventional agricultural use land to something like a food forest, though a bit more open for livestock to wander through. How about yourself?
 
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That sounds really interesting - I'd love to hear more. What do you mean by food forest?

I'm just starting out on all this, as I said, thinking of buying a house and making it as green and off-grid as possible, and growing and raising as much of my own food as I can. I've found a ratty little rancher near Hurlock which I can afford and am moving towards the inspection stage of commitment, terrifying as that is. It's got a couple of very sunny acres, and I envision putting in a large vegetable garden and getting chickens from the start, then possibly adding goats. What kind of poultry do you have? Do you just eat the eggs or the birds also? And for what do you use the rabbits? I had some angora rabbits for a while for their fleece, but the work involved wasn't worth it for the fiber.
 
Chris Lumpkin
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Some folks I know are running a permaculture-type farm in Painter called Shine and Rise! Looks like they are very close to you, Stewart.
 
Stewart Lundy
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Chris Lumpkin wrote:Some folks I know are running a permaculture-type farm in Painter called Shine and Rise! Looks like they are very close to you, Stewart.


I do know Jay and Tatum. We do regular bulk orders together. I'll be seeing them today, actually. Good try! Hopefully we can find more. Our place is Perennial Roots.
 
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