Charles Laferriere

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Hi!
Well,
Always a bit akward to talk about yourself. I guess I'm not old enough. Hey, let's start with that. I'm 31. I realized it a few weeks back and have been saying 30 for the past 7 months, even though I was 31. Age recently became an irrelevant notion.
So, I now live on a 4 acre property in Quebec. Beautiful river at the back, about 1.25 acre of forest and 2.75 acres of land. Well, it's beautiful because I project an idyllic lifestyle on top of it, but right now, it looks like hell. The house is old and broken down. The land is filled with broken glass and all the possible trinckets commercially produced in the 20th century. Lots of work ahead, but I love it.
I studied in information technology, but hated city life and too much time behind a computer. I was restless, but later came to realize that it was mostly due to ... a lack of proper life hygiene/diet. I was also a dedicated bodybuilder for 5 years in my early 20.
Anyhow, after a business venture failure, I sold everything and travelled backpack for a while. I didn't like it as much as some people make it sound as a super awesome lifestyle. I need a routine, and a steady place to be and grow.
So.. I did an apprenticeship as an organic farmer, saved some money while planting a lot of trees in Canada, and made a down payment on this piece of farm. I also went back to school in carpentry as, well... there's a lot of skillsets needed on a farm. And it could bring a steady money input. Oh yeah, I've been very much into herbs for some time now, eating the wild ones as much as I can. Hey, I guess I nailed the biography? But wow, was that a lot of "I"ness. Not sure I'm going to be able to get out of the house now.
Shanti (yeah yeah, I just THAT line)
Quebec, Canada - 4b/5a
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"Can I just ask; what do you hope to do with this information? "



Eventually, be the new owner of the land and kick the tenants who spray.
4 weeks ago
"To test for all chemicals is just not practical and it would be cost-prohibitive."

Yup my thought too..

Yet, I'd really be curious to know the 59% OTHER INGREDIENTS. It's quite a mess out there.
4 weeks ago
"Let's be sure to keep this thread oriented at the original question about testing.  If it gets strays into general discussion of toxic gick it will have to move to the cider press. " <--- I'm not sure how that is relevant? "toxic gick" = ?
I want to know what is being sprayed on my soil.
4 weeks ago
Yup, I know!

But we are SO MANY! HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS!

And one one or two article?

This shit is spread by the ton every year, and I've been spending the last few days accumulating studies... and it doesn't especially good.

Which is why I'm wondering.
1. Private testing...?
2. Is it possible to test for all chemical presents? Expensive...?
3. Anyone has done it?

I would be very interested to know, and I may very well hunt for a lab soon, then!
I'm in Quebec, canada.
1 month ago
Hey folks,
I'm wondering if anyone has ever performed an independant water test of their ground water for glyphosate/roundup residues.

The formula is 41% roundup and 59% OTHER INGREDIENTS.
I'm wondering how could one detect

For instance, I live in a rural area next to a soy/corn farmer. He sprays. How could I obtain a full analysis of all the chemicals present in the water? Would it cost a butt ton? I'm wondering why nobody has ever done that? There's over 350 millions of us in North america and we're all pretty much sprayed with this shit, yet no one tests the water or knows what are the other 59% of OTHER INGREDIENTS? Which could be even worse..

Thanks for the inputs!
Charley as inquiring mind
1 month ago
Hiya folks!

Best sweet corn for zone 4b/5a?

By best... sweet, good yield, open pollinated?

Yep.
That.
Thanks
10 months ago
Well there! WHat is there not to love about permies forum!

I have kidney issues and I was looking to grow this plant.
I'm in zone 5, it is not native.

Please contact me at charles.laferriere (at at I said at! hmmkay? no you ain't getting my email mr. algorithm) hec.ca for trade/exchange/sell/give?

Merci beaucoup!
10 months ago
Correct! Thanks Mike.
11 months ago
Hiya folks,

It just crept upon me...
Instead of those chicken tractors, which take a lot of material to build, wouldn't it be better to have 4 metal stakes with 2 to 3 ground level fencing wire (electric for the top one?) and just move around the stakes...

It could cover much more surface.. maybe a quarter acre.
BUT...
Night predators could be a problem..

Thoughts?
11 months ago
Ah ouais génial, merci!

Les billets d,avion sont effectivement pas trop cher... à considérer...
11 months ago