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Marianne Hay

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Thank you Dillon. What you say makes a lot of sense and I appreciate it. Sorry for the tardy reply, it's been a busy week. Thank you so much for the offer! The pull east is pretty strong but I will definitely keep you in mind. Thank you again!
3 months ago
Thank you so much Dillon! I've never come across Canadian sites only American and overseas. Looking as we speak and yes to the camper. Muchly appreciated!
3 months ago
Thanks Meg, that sounds like an interesting idea. Never thought of doing a road trip.
3 months ago
I am Canadian and looking for community in Ontario, preferably. I do not have investment or start up cash, but I do have a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge with a strong work ethic and sense of integrity. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated. I am doing my own internet search but I realize not all options and opportunities are to be found there. Thank you in advance!
3 months ago
I was kidding about the mushrooms. I had no intentions of growing mushrooms in the cellar let alone off the beams. I said it to demonstrate just how damp the cellar was/is.

As it turns out I am likely to never find out as the deal fell apart rather suddenly after 2 mos of... Colour me disappointed but I sure appreciate all the help!

Thank you, Everyone!

Marianne

1 year ago
John and Bryant, thank you for replying and your interest.

John, we only saw the house once in August. We are in Ontario and the house is in New Brunswick. We do have some concerns about a few issues we saw but won't be able to look more closely until we get an inspection. The roof was replaced a few years ago and poor water control is something we've discussed as a possibility. Thank you for reminding me though. It's on the list now. A pond might not be necessary after all, although it's quite likely I'll look to see if one is feasible.

Bryant: We are in Ontario and the house is in New Brunswick. The listing photos don't show the lie of the land and at the moment we don't have any of our own. The county's topographic page isn't detailed enough to be of any help either. I'm working from memory and the location of the pond I'm thinking of would be more then 200 yds from the house and require a drainage out to the front ditch as the land begins to rise back up on the opposite side. That is if memory serves me. lol! If we can firm up the deal and move in before the snow flies I'll be able to post photos then.

Thank you!
Marianne
1 year ago
Thank you, Mike! Greatly appreciated. I will be sure to verify the slope and make sure we've got the best place for the pond. I'm looking forward to getting into this. so many options!

I'm so glad I don't have that much water so close to the house. Good luck!

Marianne
1 year ago
Hello Permies, I'm not sure this is the right forum for my question. if not please redirect me and I will re-post. TIA.

I need help with a situation. My partner and I are looking to buy an older farm house on 13 acres. The situation I need help with is the very damp dirt cellar. The floor beams were damp and I'm sure I could grow mushrooms down there. The house sits on a slight rise on the land with a shallow slope down of probably only 2 feet over approximately 100 ft (the barn yard). At this point the ground is soggy. The current owner is trying to fill in with gravel to make the area usable but I am quite sure he's got the not best idea going. Would I be correct in thinking that to dry out the cellar and the barn yard would be to dig a pond on the lower ground further away so the water can drain? I don't have adequate photos that show the lie of the land or I'd post them for you. Any advice on how to dry out this very damp cellar would be greatly appreciated. We love the house and the land otherwise so are willing to go to some lengths to fix the problem.
1 year ago
I think he describes himself quite eloquently. As for what he says about permaculture, well, he does make one or two points but I also hasten to remind myself that nothing is perfect and neither are people. If you look hard enough, you can find flaws in everything you look at. Who was it that said: "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light get in."? I agree.
3 years ago
I've seen, but sorry didn't pay to much attention to, posts on facebook about sprouting ginger in water. Check out New Leaf Co-op. Good luck!
3 years ago