Linda Listing

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Glenn Herbert wrote:Linda Listing,
I have merged your topic into this topic. I hope that helps.



Thanks! i didn't have time to research this one.
2 years ago
This is out of my depth. I am on an "off grid" group on facebook. One of the guys is involved with Standing Rock. They were given a bunch of yurts for the winter and need help with heating for winter. Time is running out before the ground freezes. The guy looking for help is Frank Bumpus. Here's a link to the post. Not sure if you have to get on the group or friend him first. Anyone interested, contact him, not me. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OGWLiving/permalink/1706465126338321/?comment_id=1706512539666913&reply_comment_id=1706808566303977&ref=notif¬if_t=group_comment¬if_id=1478718421197048

Thanks.
2 years ago
Like the others, I avoid afternoon sun and develop a base tan. I noticed no one mentioned the benefits of UV protection of hemp clothing. I've gotten burns through lightweight cotton clothing especially on long drives in the car. I'm planning to make more clothing and hats out of hemp for protection. Here's a link about the benefits of hemp. https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/hemp-the-natural-sun-protection/
2 years ago
What a great idea! I've been thinking about an outdoor kitchen as well as the summer heat moves in. Dom't forget to think about critter proofing as well in your design considerations.

Once you get your kitchen set up, please please put it on the Solar Tour that PennFuture runs in October so others can be inspred as well. http://my.pennfuture.org/site/Calendar?id=113541&view=Detail

2 years ago
This fellow came to mind because he has acreage and is contouring it in the hills of Pennsylvania. He isn't doing hugelkultur but rather a system of swales. Check out his Youtube channel
I met him at the Mother Earth News Fair but I'll be hanged if I can remember his name.

Tenth Acre Farm did a system of check terraces at the community garden but it wasn't a farm. It is a project that I am also adapting for my urban yard. It might be too difficult to apply to larger acreage. https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/2014/10/heres-a-quick-way-to-terrace-a-hill/

2 years ago
Skirret, a perennial vegetable, is up early.
2 years ago
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There are numerous groups with pictures popping up on Facebook. The group of Permaculture Groups is a starting point. Paul Wheaton has a page. Geoff Lawton has a page.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/426088184103074?multi_permalinks=1159195880792297¬if_t=group_highlights&ref=m_notif

From there you can find links to more specific groups like Perennials
https://m.facebook.com/groups/572039799551959?ref=m_notif¬if_t=group_highlights

And another by Katrina Elaine Fulcher, specifically for pictures by people who are actively working on Forest Gardening.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/799354056835324?ref=bookmarks

If you are on Ello, check out @ellogreen for articles and pictures.

And on Flickr, you can follow the HardworkingHippy, Irene Kightley. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hardworkinghippy/

I'm not on Instagram but I'm sure there are pictures there as well. Twitter keeps telling me about them. But I hope if you are posting on those other places that you also post here as well. Not everyone wants to be on FB or ello. Here's my super early spring picture, the new addition, Goumi and jonquils.

Happy Northern Hemisphere Spring!
2 years ago
First year and first attempt at no till and in my front yard too. I hate mowing and love the way this turned out. This is last year's garden and looking forward to filling in some voids this year. The fill is coffee grounds and chop n drop.
2 years ago
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When I first started my business many moons ago, I sold my yarns and handmade products at about 30 events a year. I bought a VW Eurovan (20 mpg) and a Panther pavilion, single pole, something one person can setup alone. I did shows across America from Phoenix, AZ to Trenton, NJ. Some were reenactments or renaissance fairs, some were art shows, and some Sheep and Wool festivals. As I've gotten older, a way to combine the two, like a gypsy wagon is more appealing. I've seen a few made where displays and living space are combined. Not sure if I can still find a reasonable vehicle to pull such a trailer but maybe someday. Shows change from year to year, online sales have replaced a few shows but nomadic housing is high on my watch and learn list. Pounding stakes into hard ground is not something I want to do each week as I approach 60 years old. Yurts for my use, are not practical as each square foot has a price tag set by the festival. There is simply too much wasted space. So I shall watch this discussion with interest.
2 years ago
Being on an extremely low, to no-budget-at-all to start my food forest, I managed an end-of-season Santa Rosa Plum tree at Big Lots. It was almost free. Well, between it being poorly cared for at the store, and the city-dwelling deer I didn't know we had, the tree got cut back below the graft. It is doing really well now. I built a wattle around it of mulberry branches. But I am wondering what, if anything, am I likely to get? I have no idea what the base stock of my tree is likely to be. I am hoping there are some orchard folks who can enlighten me. Thanks.
2 years ago