Martin Bernal

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Recent posts by Martin Bernal

What are martin's plans for this boat trailer... Stay tuned. 75 bucks on CL. bigger than the last one.
1 month ago
I got about 6000 seeds in mail a few months ago. how close can I plant Black Locust trees together when planting into a new swale?? I do plan on chop an drop and copice them later. are there any issues with planting them closely together in a swale. I don't have money to buy other the many different variety of trees at this time, but I want to get something in the ground.
10 months ago
Daron,

How big are your swales?
1 year ago
So looking back it it i wish I would have cut it down to about 3 feet. the idea was that I could do turkeys in there in the future if I wanted to. I belive we have the equipment to take the whole house off the frame with out breaking it. might have to take the roof off first.

Do ducks not mind standing on chicken wire? currently the springs feeds about 3600 gallons a day so there is plenty of water for a run of meat ducks. the grass is a little greener than the photos above right now.
1 year ago
Jacks Podcast is how I discovered Permaculture.
1 year ago
I have a project going. this thread is linked to this project

https://permies.com/t/74601/permaculture-projects/Project-Morgan-Hill-California

So I got some heavy clay soil on site. The wettest year on record was 1940-41 with about 32 inches of rain. there was one year that 3 inches of water fell in a day.  there is about a 6.25 percent grade across 289 feet. in some places it is a little bit steeper.

I am trying to think of more information that I need to take into consideration before the build.
1 year ago
all prices are fair in the marketplace.
1 year ago
Some how that GIS map did not get attached. Here it is.

1 year ago
the following are some pictures of the project in the design phase.

When I was a kid my brother and had a very small dam in the photo below, not even 2 feet tall. I would like to explore putting in one again in that area. I used to make the best mud there that made the coolest sound when you tried to pull your boots out.

The soil is very clay, there is a power pole and line that go through the site to my uncles house. there is also a pipe on the site to the my dad's house, that house was my grandmas  and grandpas house, I would not be surprised if it becomes my house some day the county GIS map says that there is about a max 21 or 22 foot elevation difference on site, I still need to verify that.

The total property is about 200 acres with 5 valleys and 3 active springs.

Some history about the site.
In the west facing pictures that you see the building where used to raise pigs after WWII the family did that until they could not make any money doing it anymore.  right now they are used to house an International Scout and a sprayer. Domestic pigs have been in the pasture within the past 2 years. which make it difficult to use a laser level sometimes. there is a very large oak tree.

I have a lot of reading to do on this forum. I am currently doing research as to what types of plants I should establish there.

1 year ago