Matthew Nistico wrote:Okay, getting to the OP's original question, there are many, many tools that you will eventually want in order to run a small homestead.
Matthew, thanks so much for such a long, well-thought-out reply. It's very appreciated! Interestingly many of the things you suggest are already on my list or items I've found highly useful in the past on other properties but forgot to add to my list! And seeing specific brand recommendations is super-helpful for me.
I'd also love to know your (and other growers) goumi variety recommendations. I suspect in Europe it might be a case of using whatever I can get, but if possible, I'd prefer to start with a known good variety. I do have enough space that I can plant a bunch along the fenceline, then propagate only the better ones.
I'm only 63! That's not to old to learn to be a permie, right?