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Rosa Nutkana

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Hi Ian!

Just got myself a scythe as a solstice/Christmas gift to myself. We've got a combination of brambly over growth, ivy, and grasses. Looking forward to reading your book. Congrats!!

2 years ago
I'm interested to know more. What has your experience been so far? Have you had a chance to harvest them and try them out? There is a boggy spot on the property we are buying and I'm looking for water-loving plants to try out. I was initially under the impression that this was the same plant used to make arrowroot powder, but now I know differently. Here's what I learned from my research:

-They are from the diverse order Zingiberales
-There are over 100 species of the genus Canna
-The plant from which arrowroot powder is made is in a different genus: Maranta arundinacea
-The starch from C. edulis (Queensland Arrowroot) is very easy to digest.
-The rhizome clump of C. edulis can be two feet long!

http://www.eattheweeds.com/canna-confusion/

Growing Maranta arundinacea probably wouldn't work for us, as it's tropical.



2 years ago
Unfortunately, no. We just signed termination of escrow. We were hoping for 5%. Thanks for checking in!

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Greetings Fellow Permies!

My son and I are in the process of trying to buy 5.5 acres on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. The ultimate vision is to create a small-scale permaculture farm and demonstration site. The site has a shop (1000ft2), a pond, a well and pump, electricity, great sun exposure, is fairly level, and is a blank slate. Without a permitted dwelling and/or septic, we have been told that the land has "no value" and is not financeable via the conventional channels. We have also tried many, many non-conventional channels. The total asking price (on which the owners are not flexible) is $120,000. We are looking for an investor that would be willing to loan $30,000 for 5-7 years at a reasonably low interest rate. We have a business plan, developed during an attempt to secure a farm loan, a powerpoint presentation describing the history of the site and a water/sector/zone analysis, and a site design.

I'm open to any and all suggestions/alternatives. Thanks for listening and happy permaculturing!  

p.s. This is somewhat cross-posted to the real estate forum

https://goo.gl/photos/z7yENmDNHuDsQVLY9

3 years ago
Greetings Fellow Permies!

My son and I are in the process of trying to buy 5.5 acres on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. The ultimate vision is to create a small-scale permaculture farm and demonstration site. The site has a shop (1000ft2), a pond, a well and pump, electricity, great sun exposure, is fairly level, and is a blank slate. Without a permitted dwelling and/or septic, we have been told that the land has "no value" and is not financeable via the conventional channels. The total asking price (on which the owners are not flexible) is $120,000. We are looking for an investor that would be willing to loan $30,000 for 5-7 years at a reasonably low interest rate. We have a business plan, developed during an attempt to secure a farm loan, a powerpoint presentation describing the history of the site and a water/sector/zone analysis, and a site design.

If this is not the best forum, would someone kindly direct me to the right place?

I'm open to any and all suggestions/alternatives. Thanks for listening and happy permaculturing!  










How about something like this: http://protimelawnseed.com/products/fleur-de-lawn? It stays relatively short, fixes nitrogen, requires less water than grass, is not a monoculture, and is beautiful. The only downside that I can see is that it attracts pollinators, which could be undesirable in your case. Oh well, can't have everything!



3 years ago
Yep, the Keens in the original post have been my go-to boots for the last 4 years. I'm on my third pair. The first two times, the zipper crapped out down at the crease that used to form around the ankle; however, in the new design, the uppers are lighter, preventing the crease. I love these boots
3 years ago
Jump ship. Your paths are diverging and you are operating under a different level of awareness. You are either in the process of making or have already made the shift. Get out now while it's still simple or you will blink and a decade will have gone by, you may have kids, and a whole lot of stuff together, and you will be wondering why the heck you didn't end it earlier on while things were much more simple. Be with someone who feeds your soul. I'm not saying there won't be important lessons and growth on your part if you stay and end up parting ways down the road but if you are having these concerns now...well...listen to that voice. Speaking from experience. Follow your heart.

Jenn
4 years ago
Do you have access to Lime (Quicklime, Type-S, or Natural Hydraulic Lime)? Tadelackt is an extraordinarily time consuming process. You will need many, many hands.

p.s. Cool video. Just out of curiosity, what fiber are you using in your cob?
4 years ago
cob