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Jonathan Combs
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I recently discovered this site and am excited to begin exploring it. I normally tend to lurk on a site for quite some time before signing up and becoming active in the forums, but I can already tell that this is the type of site I've been looking for.

My wife and I live on 32, mostly wooded acres, in SouthEastern Kentucky. We are fairly new to this lifestyle, and still have a lot to learn. My interests includes organic gardening, small livestock, alternative energy, and natural building. I am eager to learn about permaculture practices, and hope this site will be a good resource.
 
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Welcome to permies.com Jonathan.

Please feel to browse around, and ask questions. We have a lot of members here who are more than glad to help each other along the paths of setting up viable homesteads. Hopefully, you will find plenty here to make your site, and lives more fruitful.

 
Joseph Fields
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Nice to see some on on permies from right down the road. I checked out your blog lot's of great info. You would not happen to know were Jackson power dumps their wood chips would you? I been stalking the Berea yard, and keep striking out.
 
Jonathan Combs
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Thanks for the compliments on the blog. I'm certainly no writer, but I figure that by writing this stuff down as I do it maybe someone will benefit.

I don't know what Jackson Energy does with the wood chips. Around our place they don't seem to do much chipping, actually. They mostly just leave branches, or even whole trees, where they fall. I've seen small piles of wood chips on the hillside along 421 near McKee, so it appears that they do chip in some areas, but just shoot the chips onto the ground instead of into the truck. I've been looking for a good source of wood chips myself.

Any idea who owns the huge piles of wood chips behind the gas station and liquor store on 25, just north of the 25/421 intersection?
 
Joseph Fields
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That pile belongs to balards. They have a contract with the bluegrass army depot. They dye them with coal dust and sell it over at the balards store, behind the kfc in Richmond. The last time I asked it was 12$ a scoop. All of that wood is ground up untreated 2x2 and 2x4 from the depot. Looks to me they could sell it for a 1$ a wagon and still make a lot of $ they have so much on hand.
 
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