Dan Mangan

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Also Scott,  I do not have a wwoof account nor do I have an instagram.  I would love to collaborate.  I have provided my email and my Facebook is easily obtained.  Our intentions may be a little apart,  although bike packing is a dream of mine,  I am more seeking a more "permanent" option.  Like I said,  I would love to collaborate and discuss possibilities.  Shoot me an email or find me on Facebook please.
3 years ago
Thanks for the recommendation Elizabeth!  I will certainly look into this.  Though another stint in Texas will need some convincing on my end.  Again thank you.
3 years ago
Lets get in touch.  My email in mangandaniel64@yahoo.com.  I like Facebook too so you guy's can see a little about me.  I also like phone calls and Skype.  Thanks for the replies.
3 years ago
Hi!  My name is Danny.  I am 24 years old and in very good mental and physical shape.  My intent for making this post is to reach out to a group or team that can utilize my talents.  Although I am not the best writer,  I hope my message is clearly received.

A little about myself.
My first garden was a five by five section of the main garden.  I was successful at growing some tomatoes at four years old.  Plants have always been at my core.  Although I only became serious grower when I turned 18.  I have almost two years experience working and living on farms.  Including three months on a budding eco village.  My main focus is to learn.  It tickles me to gain knowledge.  I would say my strongest asset is problem solving.  This makes me an excellent farm hand,  so I've been told.  My weakest point is I can become restless if I am not tasked, and this has caused issues when down time is occurring. Some have said I am not a team player,  I am working to adjust these weaknesses.  I'm just a go getter and may go to fast for some.  Living life fascinates me and I am very grateful to be alive.  

My intentions.  
I wish to find strangers that I can grow and learn with.  Eventually calling these strangers family.  I wish to join a person or team that is living the lifestyle that this site depicts.  Whether it be a functioning system,  or one that needs some tender loving care.  I wish to be calm and work together.

My possible contributions.
Learning is very important to me.  This has granted me a wide knowledge base.  Having me on board is having a go to person when a project or problem arises.  I give valuable perspective, and if I dont, I work to better the situation no matter what.  Even if it's a hug or a smile.  My biggest contribution would come in my physicality.  I can work all day, hard and efficient.  If I make a mistake,  I am almost always capable of correcting it.  It is a goal of mine to not break something I cannot fix.  My skills really are wide and varied to the point that I do not know I have it until it happens.  Computers are not a mystery to me,  although I stray away from wanting to code and build computers.  I am courteous and kind to all customers and am a pretty good salesman.  Take it that I'm selling plants.  Finance is not my strong point,  but I can make money fairly quickly.  

Forgotten thoughts.
I own enough gear to live in the woods. (really only enough for myself,  but I do share) Most of it was salvaged or bought at thrift shops.  I own a 1996 safari starcraft.  It has minor issues, no tags or insurance,  but it is a goal of mine to fix her up,  pack my gear in,  and hit the park's.  My job at the nursery has ended for the season after about 9 months.  This has left me pinching pennies and I do not think I will be investing heavily in my van.  At this point I may just call a tow truck to pick it up.  I only paid 600 for it in running condition so I am not attached to it.  It is a sweeet van though.  With that in mind I am even willing to store my gear and van, pack a pack and bag, and hit thegreyhound.   I am pretty flexible.  
If I have caught anyone's interest please inquire.  I have a Facebook and email so that we can potentially get to know one another.  
My composition skills could use some work,  I was never good with closings in school.  If it may,  thanks for reading and taking time to read.  I hope this message was well received and that I find a team.  Until then,  have a great new year and may the wind be at your back.

Danny
3 years ago
Seeds to Weeds. ( with the understanding that weeds are a vital aspect to an ecosystem) That's sort of the disclaimer that adds information to the general thought that weeds are bad.
4 years ago
As a traveler myself, I would not go near your proposition. I think your better off hireing farm hands instead having someone on property. Unless your worker is godlike in their own way, having such a short notice will keep them in fear. Anyone with half a brain would not aggree to that, and if they do, you will likely have to implement the short eviction. I do not have a template like you ask for. Try looking at people other then free labour.
4 years ago
Hey guys! I'm working on establishing some grapes near a small orchard. The lead cutters are mainly in the orchard and in an unused area near by. I would imagine their territory. We use compost yea, boiling water, and spray paths with need and citrus. My first grape vibe is showing growth. The ants seem to harvest some common plants to this area. Adding a sacrifice compost pile for the ants is an idea. I am also looking for the right log of fire ants to funnel into the leaf cutters home. My current search is looking into birds that like eating to big headed ants. If only I could manage an aardvark. Plant guilds are also useful. An observation I've made is that the fire ants and leaf cutters tend to live in infertile land but near a water source. Drip tapes etc, but in areas exposed to the Sun making it dry and not fun for bacteria. Planting in in these areas will be challenging. Pioneer plants? Would ammending large amounts of soil to throw off the levels needed for the leaf cutters? I just don't want them to walk off with my leaves! My bets are on the birds.
4 years ago
I am busy or would give it a shot and succeed. I know I like you and I'm pretty cool myself. Keeping your offer in mind. In a year give or take I will be partnering with my mother to do such a project. Doesn't mean I can't come sooner but I have to keep her wishes in mind also. We are legit. It would also be great to be in contact directly or indirectly with you.
4 years ago
I am always down to discuss permaculture and finding land. I am taking a farm job in Texas soon. But my goal is to get my own farmland before I'm 30. If youd like to chat id love to see if we share similar goals to maybe work on a project together. Hit me up if you are interested. ☺
4 years ago
Hugel in the making. There is one on the property right now but I am too far away to snap a picture. Hopefully I have enough time to bury this wood before the snow!~~ The dead area stringed off is where two hugels are going. Going to refind contour again now that I discovered the water level method.
4 years ago