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Jeremy Baker wrote:Hi. Does anyone have suggestions on ways to find floodplain land to buy or lease to own?
Jeremy Baker wrote:How practical is it to drive there? I'm very curious to discuss visiting and volunteering along the way. Learn about the culture, food, water, nature, and regenerative good energy happening there. I've been to Panama, Nic, and Costa Rica on a backpacker trip. This is my first time considering driving from Oregon. I'm currently in Bend, OR. My cabin in N. Idaho can wait for me lol. It seems visiting Belize is relatively straightforward. No visa required. Inexpensive. Gorgeous. Any stories to share? Thanks.
Roddey Cooper wrote:Hello everyone! I am a very handy and fairly skilled guy, but I know that I would rather build something then to dig in the dirt. I have looked into buying a pre-fab cabin to finish. I look almost daily at available properties in the Ozarks, namely SW Mo and NW/Central Ark.
charlotte anthony wrote:thanks you all for these ideas.
my first response to the topic is that i do not believe that most companion plants (or guilds) work everywhere. it seems to me that soils, climate, etc will influence what plants like each other or do well together.
wayne fajkus wrote:Its that time of year, and a first for me (raising a thanksgiving turkey) Any tips would be appreciated. Butchering advice is great, but also looking for the preparation/cooking side of things if different than store bought turkeys.
Wes Hunter wrote:
Scott Foster wrote:I guess the biggest concern I have,and the question I can't answer is why do apple trees have so many pest and disease issues that weren't around 200 years ago. Part of it could be that I don't have enough biodiversity yet...same issue with the pollinators. So maybe these issues will work themselves out with time.
The orchards around here are spraying millions of gallons of toxic herbicides and pesticides on the trees. What changed from the depression era and before? The trees back in the day didn't get any herbicide or pesticide and they did well...if not they died.
I've got a book on my shelf titled "Orchard and Small Fruit Culture," copyright 1929, that devotes nearly 100 pages to controlling insects and diseases. So they were around.
I don't know, but I'm going to hazard a guess that apple trees today aren't necessarily less resilient than they were then, but that apple culture has shifted and so more effort and emphasis is now placed on disease and insect control. So what has changed?
chris thorpe wrote:I grow tomatoes, aubergines, bell peppers and chilies in the summer and salads and carrots in the winter. After reading one of the other posts, I'm thinking of adding shading in the summer as the temperature got up to 55C this year even with the doors open permanently.
bob day wrote:Activated charcoal is a great cleanser, inside and out, adsorbing all sorts of chemicals, both organic and inorganic (good and bad). If it was all I had I might use it on a fresh bite, but I would keep it separate from other herbs I might be inclined to use, as it would just as readily soak up those phyto chemicals.
Joy Oasis wrote:Another great thing to use internally and externally is either bentonite clay or activated charcoal, they pull out the poisonous substance from the tissues and carry it out. It is also best to change poultices made with them frequently at first. .