Jeremy Baker

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since Feb 19, 2013
Keen student of Nature. World traveler. Managed properties, permaculture sites, nature guiding, plant nursery and propagation, energy efficient design and heating, solar technology, electric vehicles. Building a custom RV to see as much of N. America and Central Anerica as possible.
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Following…….update please. Thanks
1 week ago
We are moving to land in near habitat on the edge of the forest. The previous steward of the land dug a deep compost hole and lined it with a garbage can with the bottom cut out. He had issues with moles tunneling into it and filling it with soil. The liner fixed that. The hole is covered by a thick piece of wood. So far bears have not tried to dig up the the compost. He did have them open his chest freezer in the shed and eat the dog food inside. That is chained shut now.
1 week ago
I’m 10 miles away from Rodeo. I’ll go check it out. We  just made a offer in a house nearby. So if that falls through perhaps this is a option. Will update tomorrow.
1 month ago
Alfred, I just bought a ticket to New Mexico to look at properties starting in about 10 days or so. Please send some pictures and then perhaps we can connect. I’ll be starting in the south and going all through the state northwards. Purpled messaged you but here’s my email.
childscrick@yahoo.com
Thanks
I just bought a ticket to go scouting for property in this region. I love how it’s a transition zone from Mediterranean to temperate and from coastal to mountain climate zones. This means there’s thousands of microclimates in this vast region. I’ll be there this late April and May for a 4-6 weeks car camping and exploring while looking at properties. It’s also a off-grid Mecca. And many streams flowing from the numerous mountain peaks. I read one article stating the effects of global warming seem to be slightly slower there compared to places further south and in the desert. There’s patches of sagebrush near forests. These are some of my favorite transition zones.
Forest fires is one of my biggest concerns. Many of the properties are vulnerable. I search for threads on this topic and perhaps start a new thread. I’m a native plant enthusiast excreted to delve into California natives.
Thanks for the excellent points and best wishes this year on your plantings. I’ll PM you closer to when I’m in the area.
1 month ago
Interesting but perhaps these videos would get more attention on a more conventional or organic agriculture website. Not sure. Still wondering how it fits with permaculture?. Only watched one video. Hopefully no sage grouse or other rare animals get displaced. Seems like the soil might get blown away clearing it all like that. Still looking for swales, berms, sheet mulching,…..Just saying……
I read John Muir would hike across the California valleys and see wildflowers as far as the eye could see. I wonder if he saw a golden bear. If I could time travel I’d go back and hike with John.  Shame what ranching has done to the west. Can we make it diverse again??
1 month ago
Steve. Chickens are fabulous! Any progress finding a plot to grow? I’m getting ready to scout for land in N. Cal in May. I’d like to be up in the hills close to forest. I realize the soil won’t be as fertile but I can enhance soil using permaculture. Any updates.
1 month ago
Hey Evan. Please share more about your experience so far there. I will be scouting the Siskyou/Shasta/Humboldt area in May. Is any more land similar for sale?. Want some cool Permie neighbors?? I’d be glad to plant a few trees or help with whatever for a day in trade for hearing about the area. Feel free to PM me. I’m also a solar tech if you want help with a energy system.  Thanks.
1 month ago
Certainly and sincerely interested because I will be scouting your area for land in May. Please contact us even if only to share a chat about the area. ( childscrick aaat…yahoo…com). Thank you and enjoy the beauty.