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brian hanford

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Well we have moved further on the path. Appraisal is back, we are officially not in a flood zone. The property has 220' of riverfront, but there is two sets of benches up to where the house is located. Placing the entire property out of the flood zone. With the large flooding and water levels last year in Oroville, still didn't even get close on this property. The first bench is right at the waters edge, the second is about 10 feet above the river. With the ability to pump water out of the river I'm thinking cattails and wild rice in a pond wet land area that drains back to the river. But till we are on site for a while, nothing is definite. We will be building at least 2 ponds, and  planting 60+ fruit trees along with the mature but trees we will be off to a good start.

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3HR
3 weeks ago
You know your a permie, when your kids won't eat any veggies from the store " cause they are icky". But strip a broccoli plant in the garden.

Child logic,
Where dose food come from?
           Our garden, teacher said the proper answer was the store. Had to explain to my son why people don't have gardens.
His answer so how do they eat. The things you never thought to explain to a child.

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1 month ago
We have found a new place, come check out the topic on all of our adventures.

https://permies.com/t/110258/permaculture-projects/home-HR-journey-freedom#902072

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3HR
1 month ago
Well we are buying a property farther south and a zone warmer. Looking for riparian habitat shrubs and trees there are cork screw willows, and other willows will be on the list. Check out our new topic on it.

https://permies.com/t/110258/permaculture-projects/home-HR-journey-freedom#902072

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3HR
1 month ago
Tractor moving day!!!





Sisters and team work( don't tell brother we got to play with the tractor)

1 month ago
The new home, 2 acres of semi-flat river front property. 1400sq of of house in need of remodel, three sources of water well, irrigation, and river. A barn, large shed, and small shed, with large fenced pasture. Mature walnut trees, and my wife is in love.

She has it all planned, first is me retiring. So that I can complete all the planting, canning, home schooling, and any other tasks she comes up with.

We have a YouTube channel and I will be starting a website chronicle of our adventures. But it all is here on permies before anything else.

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3HR
1 month ago
Welcome to,
                      Hanford's Half-size Happy Ranch
3HR for short, we had a urban homestead in Western Washington. Family obligations have instilled a need to relocate. With my usual diligence, and vast amounts of time spent searching I found a suitable location. We made an offer on a 2 acre parcel and have now moved to waiting for final funding. The site will put us about middle between my grandmother and our camping property.

My grandmother is so happy we will be closer. I moved out here from Wyoming, after my other grandmother asked when I was going to come home to take care of her. Never a moments hesitation, I packed everything including my horse, goat, and guinea hens. Moved in with her and cared for her till it was time for nursing home. Life continues, met a great woman (pure city girl). And grandmother calls, grandpa is going down hill and she can't do it alone. I leave home 1am in a snow storm crossing the pass, to put Grandma to bed and take care of grandpa. I care for both till he passes, then her for another month. So I have always been there for them.

Then two babies, remodeling a house and building a urban homestead with multiple income streams. We are up rooting it all to be closer to family.
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3HR
1 month ago
As with most things in the world, change is constant. We are moving 3HR to a new site. Just about 1.5 hours south of the camping property. With this turn of events plans evolve, the future homestead becomes our zone 4&5. Tree crops and seasonal camping with cabins to come. 3HR the homestead is going to a two acre parcel south a little. We are waiting to finish funding but everything is moving along. Come check out the new topic of this adventure with us.

https://permies.com/t/110258/permaculture-projects/home-HR-journey-freedom#902072

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3HR
1 month ago