Seva Tokarev wrote:Check the ordinances. My 3-acre property is abutting a creek, and according to the county feedlot ordinance I am not supposed to have any livestock within 300 feet from it.
Considering I must also stay 150 feet away from the road and 100 feet from property boundary, that leaves me with a tiny spot where I can put a chicken coop.
Christopher Colwell wrote:Also, I am struggling morally with the amount that I must clear to create any permaculture systems. Should I be looking for depleted and bare land that I can try to nurse back to health rather than moving into an established ecosystem and making nature my bitch? Even if I strive to minimize it, a certain level is inevitable.
Glenn Herbert wrote:If you were planning to focus on pasture or sun-loving row crops, you would be seriously disturbing the natural order in your area, one which the land is apparently well on its way to returning to. If you want to do more in the way of forest gardening, you may integrate well.
Christopher Colwell wrote:The enthusiasts are the neighbors, and I don't know them. I have talked to 2 of them and one warned against letting the community know about any building I want to do because they might try to block it. There are lots of houses around the lake and the property I am looking at is on the south side of the the only access which is why I called the road major. Way more traffic than I would have expected for the location.
I worry about what Shawn is saying. I do plan to go the way of forest gardening, but I would like to get good sun in my zone 1 at least. While the property does slope gently south, the trees are majestic and tall. I bet I could do the math and figure out how much land I would have to clear for a sunny homesite, but until I do I worry about how much I might have to take out. I am no stranger to hard work, but the bank will want a full accounting of what it will cost me to hire everything done.