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Sam dorn
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Location: Antonito colorado
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Is anyone is westeren colorado? grand junction area or near...ish? lookin to meet some like minded individuals and learn new things/make some new friends here.
 
Adam Klaus
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Sure are. Welcome Sam! I am in the North Fork Valley, Delta County. Paradse on Earth. I run a 12 acre family farm here.

What are your interests? What brought you to this wonderful place?
 
Thekla McDaniels
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Wow, Sam, we are neighbors! I amon the Rdlands, 6 miles out of Fruita!

Too bad we didn't connect last week. Yesterday was the Second Annual Food and Farm Forum in Montrose. A great day. Maybe next year eh?

As Adam said, what are your interests?

Lets figure out a meet up soon OK? I'd love to know what your place is like, and what we might be able to share with each other!

Thekla
 
Sam dorn
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well long story short i had 5 acres out near ft garland, but sadly it was foreclosed of last summer...good thing is i hadent started to build yet. so im on the search for better land. i am looking to learn about aquaponics and vermiculture. i want to grow in ap and soil. just really looking to learn more right now till i haqve some land once again.

would defiantly like to meet some time Thekla
Adam im planning on heading to montrose sometime soonish to see the worm farm there to get some ideas maybe we could meet then
 
keith hughes
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Location: futurity, Colorado
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I am about 20 miles south east of Buena Vista. Near an old ghost town called Futurity. Live in an Earthship.
 
Thekla McDaniels
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Hi Keith,

Belated welcome to permies, I've found it to be a very helpful community. Continuous thanks to Paul Wheaton, our host on this wonderful forum.

Futurity! what a great name for a place. Have you been there awhile? Did you build the earthship? Do you have co-habitors/ run the place alone? Do you grow anything? Tell us all!

Thekla
 
keith hughes
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Location: futurity, Colorado
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Been here since 96. Go a little bit inside the house. Love to just pick and eat from this small garden. But i am learning more and more everyday. Built the house myself,but always adding on. Trying to get some people from Workaway.info to come up this summer and work and i then feed them and give them shelter and they learn about Earthships. Its an Old mining claim of 9 acres surrounded by three side by National Forest on a mountain side. Just got busted a few months ago about building without a permit and living in it without a certificate of occupancy. Going to have top pull a rabbit out of my hat to fix this dilemma.
 
Thekla McDaniels
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good luck with that!
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Goldie Mariola
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Hi there! I'm from Coal Creek Canyon, 25 miles west of Denver. I just finished the Earthship academy an am very eager to continue learning about/building sustainably. I will be back in Colorado in April and would love to come an help you Keith! And see what everyone else is doing too. Although I grew up in Colorado, I haven't lived there in a few years but I'm excited to come back and spend some time there because it looks like there's a lot happening.
Hope to meet you all soon!
Goldie
 
Thekla McDaniels
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Hi Goldie,

Let me know if you make it down to the Grand Valley... I am planning a couple very small cob projects this summer. One is to add a bit of cob to an existing wall, less than 1 1/2 cubic yards, though I am a horrible judge of such things. The other is a bread oven built on gabions. There is a lot else going on here, and I have guests coming the middle of April, but in May, if you are around and are interested, and we seem compatible to one another , then it might be perfect for me, and get those projects done early in the season.

What else I am doing this spring & summer: herdshare pastured goat cheese and yogurt CSA, designing the water flow on my property to come closer to full utilization using swales and modified keylines, pasture establishment. July, if the weather cooperates, Apricot harvest.

Just keep me in mind if it sounds good to you.

Thekla
 
keith hughes
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Location: futurity, Colorado
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I went home this weekend and their is a lot of snow still. i got stuck in a drift and took me like 4 hours to get it out. walked the last 5 miles to the house and everything seems as i left it. Unsure when i will be working on it again. Will try every other weekend to go up their, weather permitting. But It might be end of May before i start seriously working on it again. Could use the help anytime this summer. Best to Email me at shaggyandscooby333@msn.com.
 
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