Mark Lipscomb

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Team, looking to add 4 to 6 pine nut producing trees to my property in the Willamette valley. I need a little  guidance on what I need as far as nut selection, pollinators and so forth. Hoping to find a supplier than can guide me a little.

Where are all the cool kids buying pine nut trees from these days?
1 year ago

I have a Warre hive.  The colony is 3 years old now.  I have harvested honey once; this year.  The colony has swarmed twice.  They have had 3 and 4 boxes for the last 2 years.  They never build in the lower box?!  For lack of any other solution I'll just keep an extra box down there at all times.  


Any ideas?
2 years ago
Thanks team!

As mentioned above its too late now but I have an excellent start on next year.

I did end up planting 70 more fruit and support trees this spring though, just no cider cultivars. So it's not a total loss!

Thanks team.
2 years ago
Finished it in 3 days while traveling. Had I not been traveling I would have finished it in one sitting. Sorry I could not write a review sooner. Here is my 5 star amazon review:

This book was more than a "read" it was a journey. Loved it. It's the first time I have seen Permaculture and Voluntary Association (Anarchy) rendered in fiction and it was wonderful. I have been planning and working towards a road side produce stand for a year now and this story was wind in my sails. I hope more fiction from Mr. Williams is in the works!



Keep up the good work!

I have largely controlled my debilitating spring alergies through diet. Lots of people have already touched on the details. It was explained to me with a bucket analogy; once the bucket is full your body is sad and you get alergy symptoms. Keeping the bucket empty by eating very well leaves a lot more "room in the bucket" for your body to handle enviromntal alergy sources.

Sadly anytime I drink alcohol it pretty much over flows my bucket. Had some cyser last night at the camp fire and today... my body is sad.

Anyway; get a real good idea of what foods you are alergic too and avoid them.
2 years ago

Thanks for this offer. Purchased it for the Kindle. I will absolutely read and review on Amazon. I am moving through Libertarian in to Anarchist myself.

We are considering integrating Cider apples into our mix here. Also I have friend that is looking to put in a few acres of cider apples.

Does anyone have a cider apple nursery recommendation?

Thanks team!

-Mark
2 years ago
It breaks my heart to hear / read about women who are afraid of guns. I just don't understand why women who, benefit the most from firearms, have accepted the notion that its better to be powerless and subservient to anyone who wishes to do them harm. Its madness. I have a low opinion of those in positions of authority who propagate this myth.

Women; its OK to want to protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your live stock. There is no shame in it. Get educated, get trained, and stop living in the dark ages of personal empowerment and protection. Embrace that beautiful motherly instinct. Do you think mama bear dials woodland 911 while the wolves maul her cubs? no. She protects them. So can you.

2 years ago

I have 5 acres West of Portland and we are currently running the numbers on a Tiny House B&B model as well. I think it has good potential.

2 years ago


I came here from the Kick starter link. Just want to say it does not matter to me how long the project takes. I have plenty to learn, read and do in the mean time.

Get well soon!

2 years ago