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Brian Hackethal
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Just wanted to introduce myself. I am Brian and my family and I have recently purchased 10 acres in Washington state just outside of olympia. The house we moved in to has been vacant for 3 years before we got here so its been quite a bit of work. Our plans are to build on to the house so my grandmother can move up with us this summer and enjoy the land with us. The property has been recently logged so there is a fair bit of work to do. Our plan is to tame enough land to build a green house and raised bed garden with a stock tank for fish. The thought is for a hybrid type hydroponics setup. We already raise chickens and have goats. This spring we are going to raise some pigs.

I used to live in the desert and city so most of this is all new to me, fortunately I am handy with a tool and a shovel and have a willingess to learn. The inspiration came from the stories my grandmother told me as I was a child of her farm she grew up on. When I became an adult I knew that this was how I wanted to live. I started on a small property in the middle of the city and went nuts growing vegitables but wanted more, so we sold everything and hauld up the coast to Wa where we now reside. 17 months ago we were blessed with our first child, and look forward to my son growing up digging in the dirt with us. I couldn't imagine how much fun I would have had when I was a kid on this property and I look forward to re-living some of that wonder with my kid as he grows.

I stumbled accross this forum looking into root cellar and storage options and was impressed with the wealth of knowledge!

For christmas my wife purchased for me a toy drone that takes simple video thought I'd scare a flyby of the work ahead of me. Hope you enjoy.

 
Penny Dumelie
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Welcome to Permies, Brian!

That looks like a great piece of land. Beautiful diversity in the trees. Thanks for sharing you plans with us. It looks like a wonderful place to grow up, and to retire.
I look forward to your future posts. It will be great to follow along on your adventure.


I agree, Permies has tons of great info.
Paul has developed a great community here.
Happy you could join us!
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Brian, and welcome!  I am looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your plans for your place.
 
Denise Kersting
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Welcome! Looking forward to seeing your property turn into a viable farm for your family. Love the drone flight, really showed your property well.
 
Casie Becker
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I like the mood music for your video. I was lucky enough to grow up in a town small enough to still have a lot of woods left to play in. Your kids will seldom be bored.

I was going to share my family's tree climbing rule (as long as you don't need help to climb down, any tree is fair game) and then I remembered how much taller trees grow there. Maybe it wouldn't be such a good rule for your family.

Welcome to permies.
 
Brian Hackethal
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Casie Becker wrote:I like the mood music for your video. I was lucky enough to grow up in a town small enough to still have a lot of woods left to play in. Your kids will seldom be bored.

I was going to share my family's tree climbing rule (as long as you don't need help to climb down, any tree is fair game) and then I remembered how much taller trees grow there. Maybe it wouldn't be such a good rule for your family.

Welcome to permies.


My kid is a super climber so I don't doubt there will be plenty of heart attacks in the future.

Thanks for the warm wellcome ya'll.
 
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