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Rohan Arnold
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Didn't realise I hadn't signed up because I was receiving the newsletter. My Permaculture Adventure is just over a year old. I've completed a PDC and look forward to moving to acreage this year so I can set it up based on Permaculture Principles.

Cheers,

Rohan
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Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Rohan, welcome to permies!
 
Rohan Arnold
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Thanks Miles,

I hope life is treating you well over there.

Cheers,

Rohan
 
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I have many blessings! How about you?
 
Rohan Arnold
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Plenty to be grateful for.

I'm finding the less I stress and worry about things, the more I'm blessed.

Must be cold in Wyoming at the moment. I've got a mate who works at Yellowstone - would love to visit and will over the next few years.

What kind of challenges does snow create for Permaculture Design?

Rohan
 
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Welcomem, Rohan! I'm a new infectee myself, but as an old fart, a lot of this has been jumping around in my brain for a long time. Now I'm excited again. Having land to work with is a big bonus.

Snow slows everything down, nature of the beast when the ground freezes pretty solid down to 50 or 70 cm and is covered under and alternatively building and melting layer of snow. Right now, out my office window we have some mild blizzarding going on - snow and high wind event. Mild because we are only having gusts up to 35MPH (56KPH), but it is expected to kick up a bit over the next 24 hours. This sort of thing is normal, and you learn the tempo of your seasons, and work with them, while expanding what you can do.

I'm really looking forward to experimenting with HugelBeds, rocket mass heaters and possibly a wofati this year. We will see what time and a bad back have for me.
 
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Rohan, I have two places. Here is the one in Wyoming.

http://www.permies.com/t/27935/projects/Miles-Wyoming-Gulch

I do not get up there in the winter. It is about ten miles off of a plowed road. So for now I only get in there in the summer so progress is slow.
The snow usually gets pretty deep in there but it was that way before I got there, been that way for centuries.
I am hoping to find some food crops that will fit in with what mother nature already has there.

I lived just outside of Yellowstone park, with my mom and dad, when I was in High school. A magical place indeed. I hope you are able to make the trip some day.

Bill, I am looking forward to hearing more about your wofati !
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Rohan, I have two places. Here is the one in Wyoming.

http://www.permies.com/t/27935/projects/Miles-Wyoming-Gulch

I do not get up there in the winter. It is about ten miles off of a plowed road. So for now I only get in there in the summer so progress is slow.
The snow usually gets pretty deep in there but it was that way before I got there, been that way for centuries.
I am hoping to find some food crops that will fit in with what mother nature already has there.

I lived just outside of Yellowstone park, with my mom and dad, when I was in High school. A magical place indeed. I hope you are able to make the trip some day.

Bill, I am looking forward to hearing more about your wofati !


Miles, I showed the Bride the pics of the wofati 0.8 thread and it actually is comparable to the hole we dug on one of our properties about ten years ago. Sitting idle ever since while we think about what structure would work for us. ICL forms, log, that thing with branches and cob/cement or whatever. I saw the wofati concept and had a 120 watt light go off over my head, now we'll see if I get to it this year or if we just get the logs cut and stacked to properly cure them before next year. That should be the progression there, but I may try something smaller this year in a different place.
 
Rohan Arnold
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Miles,

Wow - that looks very special. Magic!!!

Rohan
 
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