brandon gross

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I did not read though this whole thread but its obvious that this couple did not know much about Paul before they arrived. Theres a reason Paul expects his more permanent people to listen to his podcast and get to know him before they get there. He is rough around the edges but does not try to hide that. Hes a self proclaimed "ass-hole" and to expect any less is setting yourself up to get your feelings hurt. He has set up the lab to give people the opportunity to practice permaculture, different artist and different expression. That being said its not designed for people to be baby sat, but to use there resources to kick ass and make their own piece of paradise.
I was still in college when I went out to base camp and the lab and paul told me I was going to school to be Monsantos Bitch. I disagreed, but I didnt go bash the guy on the intewebs. Hes awesome and I still love the Guy for all that he has done for permaculture. My experiences in the nowheres of Montana were amazing, Paul is always upfront and in that way he will never let you down. I cant wait till we can make that long ass road trip from Georgia for another trip to Pauls amazing permiculture site.
When we bought our property we planed yo tear down the ran down house one the property and build a small home. Short version we were convinced to remodel the old house which made since yo create less waste. We have most the bones exposed and a new roof.
With our remodel we want to use a lot of natural materials and try to learn/practice some natural building techniques in our remodel. We have plenty of clay but may need to bring in sand. Where should start to get our hands dirt. Can I do some crazy cob inside or maybe just stick to light straw clay slip?
1 month ago
I do diatomaceous Earth mixed with feed and also onion water but if they get really sick nikki does a ducky herbal tea I’ll try to ask her what’s in it.
2 months ago
Not sure how true it is but I was told that when bamboo is heated it has silca or something in it that forms a very rigid glass like structure that seals out moister and becomes very ridged for building strong post. Not sure if it’s true just what I was told my an old boss.
2 months ago
Thanks for Sharing our Junk Pole Fence, we loved helping Evan at the Lab do his for Mr. Chops, the Larger section was very loosely modeled after Wattle and Duab. It has grape vines growing on it now and we usually plant Mexican Sour Gerkins on it during the summer that helps to fill in all the holes. And after three years its still standing strong.
3 months ago
Baby ducks always remind me of little raptors.
6 months ago
Man I still wish I could watch some of the footage that was shot while we were all here.
6 months ago
Working on building up our compost reserve.

6 months ago