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Thomas Olson
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I was looking for the correct forum to ask a question and noticed this one. I thought I should take this opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Thomas Olson from Flin Flon, Manitoba in Canada.

I'm planning on buying a 400 acre piece of land and growing some fruits. I will use what I learned from the PDC courses that I downloaded and purchased off the internet. I was thinking the primary crop I'll go with is haskap. Spare the monoculture speech please =) It seems to me that if you can't do this commercially, you're wasting your time. You're just another guy in a bunker somewhere playing survival games.

There will be legumes on both sides of each fruit tree. I'll probably also grow strawberries, saskatoons, sour cherries, raspberries, plums, apples, blueberries and grapes. But to a much smaller degree. I was thinking of using huglekulture beds inoculated with porcino mushrooms. I'll build a gate around the orchids for now. Perhaps lace deer scent to a ball and train an over enthusiastic pup from the nearest rescue shelter to catch it. Maybe after I achieve some sort of financial stability, I'll consider constructing some kind of shelter belt plot tessellation that can keep deer out and degrade the wind at the same time. The land is at serious risk of spring flooding, so I want to put as many of those huglekulture beds in there as possible. I might do the whole thing with them. In a worst case scenario I'll have a chinampa system set up. With all of these fruits I have, I think it would be worth considering a few dairy cows for ice cream. I might even play around with liquors. There is a lot of forest I'll have to deal with. So I'll keep some pigs and chickens around. Whatever meadows I have in the back is going to burr oak. I'll inoculate them with summer truffles. Most of the trees are probably tamarak. I think I know how to deal with the bark. It will take some extra time, but I can use the byproduct. In the back all of the tamarak is coming down and being replaced with bur oak, hickory, hazel, birch, and legumes in the very distant future. Wild life will have access to that part of the property. I'm not going to rip it apart all at once. I'll do sections and keep the wind breaks up as long as possible. Yeah, I know it sounds horrible, but we've changed positions on the monoculture argument haven't we?

Anyway, I figured I might as well ask the all important question that I came to ask. Who is your favorite super villain?
 
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Hi, Thomas and welcome...I enjoyed reading your plan! ...and the answer to your question is Moriarty...at the moment.
 
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