Diane Arbeiter

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Greetings!  

We are blessed to live on 30 acres in the Ouachita Forest.  Half our land is field and the other half is forest.  We have a house that we are not living in that needs a family.  

Our vision is a family with kids that will stay in the house long term.  In exchange for the house and use of surrounding land, the family will fix up the house.  Of course there will be the mutual benefit of helping neighbors (us).

A quick rundown of us: We are in our fifties, and it's only the two of us.  We've been here 7 years and have come to realize permaculture isn't just a 2 person project.  We are conservative and believe in the Golden Rule.  Our farm consists of chickens, ducks, goats, bees, dogs, and cats.  

The closest town is 20 minutes away.  The closest city is just over an hour.  

If you are interested, send us a pm and we will send you more details.  Ask us questions.  Is there anything that's a "deal breaker"?

3 months ago
We moved to the Ouachita Forest in Arkansas for cleaner air and clean living. We’re on an old farm with 30 acres. Half is woods the other half pasture. We’re new to permaculture. We’ve listened to a ton of podcasts and watched many youtube videos. It’s time to put it into practice.

We’re looking for an honest couple or family that would like to learn with us as well as share their knowledge and skillset. Ideally the couple/family is familiar with permaculture but not necessary. (At a minimum, you should know who Paul Wheaton is! ) We offer a humble shelter. You can hook up electric, and together we can replumb the house. (It froze and broke.)

Although we don’t have much to offer (house), we’ve got land to work on which will help provide future benefits. It’s nothing fancy but has amazing potential with a little attention.

If you’re interested, please send a pm.
6 years ago
I live in a bit of a valley with gently sloping land. When it rains, I have standing water in areas and squishy ground for a good week. If I dig, water usually fills the hole within 48 hours. The earth is mostly clay with some (1 to 2 inches?) good soil on top. I can get up to 48" of rain a year.

My questions: Would swales help? Is it possible to have swales help drainage in wet weather but keep moisture in hot summer months? Is there a happy medium? When it rains, the water really moves through the land. Would swales cause the water to move slower causing a back up of water making the land flood?

Tools I have to work with are small tractor, subsoiler, small plow head, boxblade, backhoe, front end loader, post hole digger, and old fashioned shovel.

Thanks so much for suggestions and comments!
6 years ago
We moved to the Ouachita Forest in Arkansas for cleaner air and clean living. We’re on an old farm with 30 acres. Half is woods the other half pasture. We’re new to permaculture. We’ve listened to a ton of podcasts and watched many youtube videos. It’s time to put it into practice.

We’re looking for a couple or family that would like to learn with us. We can provide a humble shelter. You can hook up electric, and together we can replumb the house. (It froze and broke.)

Although we don’t have much to offer (house), we’ve got land to work on which will help provide future benefits. It’s nothing fancy but has amazing potential with a little attention.

If your interested, please send a pm.

Thanks,

Diane
7 years ago