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Beth Simmons
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Location: Vermillion, SD
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I've been reading permies for awhile now, asked my first questions on RMH and have tried to become involved with what experience I have. I thought it time to introduce myself! I live on less than an acre, last year was hideously hot here, and we are in the worst of the drought.

I am in mid-process with my RMH in my green house. We have the mortar work and are hoping to do the perlite/slip tower asap and begin cobbing. Drying in the current cold weather is really concerning me and I am worried about cracking. I am actually considering trying to do the burn tower insulating in the kitchen, letting it dry and very cautiously carrying it out to the green house and joining it to the fire brick on a bed of clay/sand. I get the just-try-it-and-learn-from-your-mistakes philosophy, but when you have physical limitations, planning, contemplating and seeking feed back are the better strategies and make it harder to embrace your failures. So, any feedback would be appreciated.
 
Leila Rich
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Hi Beth!
There's a really keen RMH crowd on permies, and there's more action than ever, with the kickstarter
 
Tom Davis
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That's great -- sounds like you are doing some cool stuff.
I have made some funky concrete block and recycled brick rockets, can't wait to do a more thorough build like yours!
Welcome to permies -- it's the bee's knees here!
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Beth, both sides of my family come from homesteads north of Pierre.
 
Do you want ants? Because that's how you get ants. And a tiny ads:
Video of all the permaculture design course and appropriate technology course (about 177 hours)
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
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