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paul wheaton
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I was out there yesterday. Here is my brother and his family. They might come out and settle in on a couple of acres. They have cattle, pigs, chickens, goats and, I think, a horse.

Note the thick trees.

One pic is of the dried up creek. After a heavy snow, and then fast melt combined with heavy rain - still dry. I'll fix that.
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No potential there. What were you thinking?

That looks AWESOME.
 
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What's the elevation?
 
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Thanks for the pictures Paul ! Looks awesome. When you get going someone will have to start, and keep up, a projects thread in the projects forum.
 
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More pics from yesterday.

Going back today with Montana plant books in hand to brush up on my plant i.d. skills.
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Paul & Jocelyn
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Lots of spring blossoms (mock orange?)
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Looks like currants
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example of many native wildflowers
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wild strawberries in bloom
 
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Thanks Jocelyn, it is great to see pictures !
 
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The land looks awesome! I'm so happy that your dream is coming to fruition! I can't wait to see your amazing ideas come to life!

Julie
 
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awesome pictures!
 
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TL doesn't know it yet, but she's fixing to sing! Paul, you look at peace except for the thousand ideals flowing through your head.
 
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Looks awesome , congratulations.
 
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Looks exactly like Kamloops.
 
paul wheaton
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Ryan gets a turn on the trac hoe





Lily talks about lupines for a video




The soil in this spot is a silt-clay-loam that goes 16 feet deep




Ryan and I drive to TL from BC on the golf cart (yes, I'm driving with no hands!)




13 cows are now on TL





A different pic of the tipi



 
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That picture of the tipi is awesome. It really gives a perspective of the surrounding landscape (or is it?)
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Ryan and I drive to TL from BC on the golf cart (yes, I'm driving with no hands!)





this is totally how i see myself getting to my version of "TL" when the time comes!

please keep the pictures coming
 
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It's good to see Ryan is wearing the Wheaton uniform.
 
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Very nice photos Land looks great !
The first things I thought of when I saw the pics was BEES then I remembered you said there were bears oh bugger.
Then I thought Bison . The american buffalo perfectly adapted to the land plus a permium meat product plus it knows what to do if it sees a bear or a wolf. Have any permies tried this in the states? I shall continue looking for some aurochs for when I get some land over here in France.

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This is the auditorium sized shop. I think we can do some big classes in here.
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The cattle have been moved to a bigger paddock, so they are harder to take pictures of from the edge of the fence
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The soil is mostly quite deep. But there is this one cliff that shows rocks ....
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Everthing looks great!
Is that the shop @ BC, or TL?
 
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Last I checked, the last auroch was a female that died in the 1600s in Poland. Good luck with your search, David.

As to bison, I think they are a great idea, especially as the herd can increase in size by a third in a good year, and with management, most years can be made good years.

Those look like some happy livestock. With that outcropping, is there much loose stone available for construction materials?

-CK
 
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You and Ryan look amazingly similar.
 
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How much of the land is straight up and down? As in hillside?

-CK
 
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Reply to Chris
Yes I know about the auroch being extinct although Hitlers "scientists" did try to recreate some by combining various ancient breeds. The result was very dissapointing not surprizingly .
European Bison are still round but very rare.
Have seen Chillingham cattle in the wild And they looked like they knew why horns are pointy

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Paul Redmond wrote:Everthing looks great!
Is that the shop @ BC, or TL?


Shop is at BC.
 
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Chris Kott wrote:How much of the land is straight up and down? As in hillside?


I would guess that about 10% is on hill or cliff or really steep stuff.
 
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Just opportunities for terracing and gravity-fed natural water retention. Looks beautiful. Looking forward to more.

-CK

 
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paul wheaton wrote:
Chris Kott wrote:How much of the land is straight up and down? As in hillside?


I would guess that about 10% is on hill or cliff or really steep stuff.


hahaha my goats are excited now

AWESOME pics!
 
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Congratulations - you really deserve a wonderful place like this. I look forward to following your adventures there thru permies. Thanks for sharing so much information and carrying the pod people along for the ride!

Yeh earthworks that bring back creeks! I am working toward bringing back several old springs on my land - am planning the earthworks now. Will build them as soon as I can get the money together.

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Dowsed spot produced a layer of rocks over super compacted clay with a layer of wet clay underneath.

Good signs.

Clay is formed into a snake 8 or so inches, easily.
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Oh wow. In your positions I think I would strongly look at earth building techniques like rammed earth or compressed earth block with clay like that.

But of course, you have a great many resources from which to choose. Looks great.

-CK
 
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awesome!
 
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I think this is the first time I've seen a picture of my ear. It looks like I might have some elf heritage. Or vulcan.

This was my first time trying the dowsing thing. There was a spot where the wires moved. All three of us did it. A little unnerving.

 
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Oh, So you did the dowsing yourself? Pretty cool huh?
 
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I got this idea that it would be cool to stand at the top of the cliff and get one of those little helicopters with a camera on it and have it fly in - like that would make an excellent video intro for my vids. But they sounds freaky expensive and it sounds like they have very limited range.
 
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Paul, a quad copter that can record video and be controlled with your ipad is just $300. I would say it would be well worth the money
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Make an amazon wish list and put the drone in it, then give naming rights to whoever buys it for you. The land looks amazing. I am super excited to see the theory put into practice.
 
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Range of that is 165 feet. While there are some good uses, I think the cliff thing would need something more like 300 feet.
 
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