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Hello all, my wife and I have been lurkers here reading with much interest. We live on the Blood Reserve just north of you and would like to come visit one day. We were the first to live off grid here in a little straw bale home we built ourselves with our own resources and have a website/blog (www.thunderbirdfarms.ca) that will be detailing our transition to an integrated farm using aquaponics and permaculture in our goal of self sufficiency. I look forward to learning more from you all in the future..oh and I referenced the Duke of Permaculture and this website in my last blog post, I hope you don't mind.
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Hello and welcome to permies Dan!

I can't speak for Paul but it is my distinct impression that he doesn't mind people posting permies.com (!) everywhere that can be posted upon here in the Internets.

I'm not really familiar with the artificial boundaries that comprise the Canadian state. Are you coming from somewhere around where the Columbia makes its big bend north of Lake Flathead?


Pleasure to make you acquaintance from such a distance.
 
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Thanks, that's cool..I'm down for world domination too as long as it leaves me time for fishing...and hunting! The Blood Reserve is bordered by the Saint Mary's river to the south and the Belly River to the north and stretches from Lethbridge to almost the Rockies in the west. It is the largest reserve in Canada and we believe the principles involved in permaculture are totally in line with our cultural values and it is our plan to bring this to ours and other communities. Thanks for the warm welcome!
 
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Absolutely,

I don't know what I'd do if I didn't get my time by the water and in the woods. I'm sorry, I only know the most recent names of the larger geographic features but I think I've got a general of the area. I've never been the pictures and imagined vistas make it seem like a beautiful land.

I haven't done too much fishing and no appreciable hunting but I would like to do more of both. I look forward to you sharing your experiences and successes with those of us who aspire to learn.
 
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Welcome.

You may be the first Bloods to live off grid in a straw bale house, but I assume there was a long line of Bloods before you who lived totally off grid.

Check out the building section. I'm sure many of us would like to see photos of your home.

There is a lot to be learned from the Pueblos in caring for natural clay plastered homes.
 
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oh definitely, but I'm pretty sure none of them had a high speed wireless internet connection and satellite TV.
 
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That stuff would have made it impossible to move camp. On windy days, the guys would have been up there, adjusting the satellite dish, instead of getting some hunting done.
 
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not to mention the difficulty in finding a current (currant) bush near enough to plug it all into. I can't even imagine having to lug a 50" flatscreen around the bush, my ancestors were amazing!
 
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