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GAMCOD at Blackberry Acres

 
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To see what GAMCOD is, check this thread: https://permies.com/t/241168/GAMCOD-square-feet-degrees-colder

I think I'm going to try this out and I've figured out my spot. There's a path that heads ESE from my yard/garden into the woods. I don't want to go far from home. On the right side of that path is the barn and a pole building that collapsed 14 months ago under record-setting snow. That pole building means that there's access to the sun from the path where there didn't used to be. So I'm thinking to mark off either a 4x50 or 10x20 bed, cut some trees, dig out the incredibly pernicious blackberry bramble, and maybe build a hugelmound.
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path into young woods
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ariel view from county GIS site
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clump of trees to the south that need to come down
 
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Wishing you success.
 
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I staked out my 200 sqft! (Frozen ground made this a little harder than it needed to be.)

1:49 video documentation:


(And I need to work on my video presence...maybe scripting for even a short and obvious video makes sense since this feels pretty clumsy. There's a spot in the first segment where I'm trying to explain this very simple thing and stumbling over what to say where I visibly roll my eyes at myself for being ham-fisted...er mouthed? :-) )

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Who *doesn't* keep a bunch of sharpened off-cuts lying around?
Who *doesn't* keep a bunch of sharpened off-cuts lying around?
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I took the bottom of a shirt from our ragstock to make six strips of cotton.
I took the bottom of a shirt from our ragstock to make six strips of cotton.
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Easy-peesy flag!
Easy-peesy flag!
 
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Very SKIP like flagging
 
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This was a few days ago, but I cleared my 200 sqft.

2:22 video documentation:
 
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Things have been in a bit of a holding pattern here. My plot:
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Blackberry Acres under 16
 
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I was going to mark out my new zone today but it is also snowing!

Yay for the moisture?
 
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