Rachelle Pinto wrote:Hey! I just joined this site and it's awesome that there's other permies in Manitoba. I'm currently in the East Kildonan neighbourhood in Winnipeg, "farming" up my yard and learning as much as I can about homesteading to one day farm. Ahhh one day...
Anyways, I hope to learn a lot on this forum...and I can't be a full apprentice or intern right now because I have a baby, but if anyone would like some help on their farm, I would be up for that!
I'm interested in permaculture on a decent scale (10+ acres), chickens & ducks, bees, Icelandic sheep (triple purpose- especially for the dairy), permaculture orchard, grafting, mushroom, flowers, foraging, hunting, other homesteading skills, that kind of stuff. So it would be great to learn from some other people! Pm me if you're interested!
Pamela Smith wrote:Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to see this make a comeback. I remember many years ago travelling the countryside in Manitoba, Canada and see stacks of flax in the fields. Being a city girl at the time I asked my husband about it. He said the flax bales would sit for many years before it is gathered and processed. He thought it was used for paper fine quality paper though. Not sure if Manitoba still is growing the flax and if it is or was for paper or linen. I guess that is something I will look into with the family out in Manitoba.
I would love to find seed for linen flax as well. I might start experimenting.