Perm Superfar

+ Follow
since Aug 19, 2012
Apples and Likes
Apples
Total received
0
In last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Likes
Total received
0
Received in last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Given in last 30 days
0
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
expand Pioneer Scavenger Hunt

Recent posts by Perm Superfar

This is a lot out in the country, in Michigan. What do you think of this strategy to get started this fall?

Lot Settlement Plan

Drinking Water
Tarp and Barrel rain catcher
Backpacking filter

Shelter
Tent
Tent in hoop house
Tarp Tipi
Hexayurt

Cooking
Counter
Backpacker Propane Stove
Camping Propane Stove
Cob Oven
Food storage box, raised, secure closing
Washbasin

Heat
Firepit in tipi
Rocket mass heater in hexayurt

Electric
Solar panel, controller, marine deep discharge battery, fuse, 12V outlets
Inverter
5V USB power converters
LED lighting

Waste Water
Sand base, gravel sump

Hygiene
Closed, private shelter, build with tarp and poles
Counter
Washbasin
Spray tank

Sanitary
Dry composting toilet (pail, seat/cover, woodchips, composting barrel)
Watering can urinal

Comfort
Screen tent
Hammock
Adirondack Chair/Deck Chair
Camping air mattress
Table with benches
Outdoor firepit
Tarp
Carpet

Garden (Fall start)
Design garden and site
Sheet mulch areas in fall for next year
Square foot garden area
Winter plants, turnips, garlic
Hoop house, rebar and plastic pipe, plastic sheet
Chicken Tractor

Garden Water
Hose to drainage ditch/creek
Solar powered water pump
Raised tank with hose
Watering can

Compost
Collect and bring in as much as possible

Supplies
Firewood
Dry foods
Canned foods
Cord
Tarp
Woodchips

Tools
Axe
Machete
Shovel
Woodsplitter/sledgehammer
Hoe
Bowsaw
Posthole digger
Knife
Lighter
Wheelbarrow
Woodworking tools
Electrical tools
Pails
Barrels
Washbasins
Spray tank
Watering cans
Bicycle
Bicycle Trailer
5 years ago
I am working on a site in Michigan that has heavy clay ground in a wetland area. In preparation for planting fruit and nut trees, I am hand spreading red clover and turnip seed. I have existing grasses (rye?) mixing with cattails near the wet areas. I can't tell you how it works yet but that is the conclusion I came to. Time will tell if the clover can take over from the grasses. Turnip seed is very cheap, I am hoping that the tap roots will open up the clay soil. I don't intend to harvest them, just leave them to rot in the soil.

Next spring I may plant bush beans to see if they can take over from the grass.
5 years ago