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Hi all, I am relatively new to permaculture, though for several years I had interest in several aspects of it...I have plans to turn my home into an effient and fun place live! I hope to be able to share my progress as I transform my home into independent and energy effient wonderland! Plans I have for the immediate future are finish my rocket heater, and incorporating hugelkutur into my raised bed garden, and building my first greenhouse! I have 2 acres of land, 1 of which is woods. I want to fence it all in, and then begin cleaning are garbage (literally, as surrounding subdivisions that surround my little oasis use my woods as a dumping ground). I am very excited in my plans. Eventually, when money permits I want add solar and wind to my home and un-grid myself....so cheers to homesteading!!

 
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Good Luck Patrick, it sounds as if you are well on your way. I have no clue why some people feel that it is OK to just dump unwanted garbage in the woods. My son bought a 10 acre wood lot with a newer log home on it a few years back. He hauled several pick up truck loads of metal trash out of the woods, broken lawn mowers, old gas grills, metal paint cans, metal junk of every description. Believe it or not it was the prior owner who dumped the trash there himself. Good luck with your plan, keep us posted as you go along.
 
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I look forward to following your new homestead. I am learning all I can so when the time comes and I get my little piece of nature, I will be able to set it up as my little oasis.
 
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when you fence you might want to put up some no trespassing signs cause of the dumping, or even before you fence..to keep possibilities of harmful chemicals esp off of your property and out of your watershed..welcome to the life of permaculture
 
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Thanks, I will try to post some pics of my land tomorrow, I have a post in the RMH section for my heater I will be making....the biggest setback for me is finances...being dependant on the grid and barely getting by makes it difficult to progress...but I will slowly emanciapte myself..I enjoy simple life, and at same time its perfectly possible to enjoy modern conveniences to an extent, so I look forward to the transition!
 
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Here is my pooch and her " homestead" I built for her:

 
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And this is my garden (my wife and I are just dying to start our garden again this year!):


 
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