Mary Hyde

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Married to Mike. Retired in 1990s to manage the household and raise/homeschool our kids. Now in my 2nd spring and learning permaculture via books, videos and hands-on trial & error. Virtual permie mentors include: Geoff Lawton, Will Hooker @ NCSU, Toby Hemenway, David Holmgren, and Bill Mollison (may he Rest in Peace).
Colorado (finally!!)
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Hello (AGAIN),

I posted my FIRST introduction on this site in 2017, fully intending to interact with all you wonderful people. But then LIFE stepped in and those plans were out the window for a while.

But I'm back...finally.

Quick review: I have been 'playing' with permaculture concepts in my yard in Marietta GA for years. As I mentioned in my previous post, I started having dreams about "The Land" in 2005 (and still to this day.) I spent the year of 2018 preparing my house for sale. [BTW, it's on the market now if anyone knows a buyer. ] And I am planning to move before May 2019 to look for my land on the Colorado High Plains near the Yoder/Rush area.

I am so grateful for you like-minded folks who understand having dreams of Land, permaculture and taking care of the Earth. I'm still hoping for a group of friends with whom I can talk, laugh, dream and share my crazy ideas. Y'know, a support group for permies! And any help finding my Land would be welcomed/appreciated too.

Love and Peace,
Mary
2 months ago
Hi Kc,
     Congrats on your growing sucesses - are you using micro-climes or particularly hardy species of plants? I have recently bought (and skimmed but not yet read) Sepp Holzer's book, and it looks like his climate is somewhat like Colorado.

     I am just at the beginning of looking for land in Colorado (as I noted in my Introduction msg, I've been dreaming about a piece of land), so this is more of a fact-finding message at this point. In fact, I'm such a 'noob' about this that I'm not even sure what questions to ask. I am concerned about lack of water and way too much government oversight/regulations/nose-in-my-business. Obviously I need to do some research into water regulations in CO. Any other legal areas you might suggest i look at?  I'm a Nebraskan by birth, so I am familiar with lots of snow, arctic winds, baking summer heat, T-storms/hail/tornadoes. But I've also been living in the South for 30+ years, so I expect I'm going to have to grow some thicker skin to cope with CO winters.

    My son and I are attempting to coordinate our schedules to come up to CO in early-mid February 2017. In part, this will be to see if I can 'recognize' the land from my dreams. Once we have a better idea of what we're doing schedule-wise, I'd love to arrange to come look at your property, if you'd be OK with that. I'm intrigued by what you're doing, and also by your very positive mindset toward it. And I LOVE the fact you are putting together a permie community in your area!

Much thanks,
Mary Hyde


   
2 years ago
Thank you for the kind welcome, Miles. I am just starting to peruse the Rockies forum.

Now I just need to 'get my footing' with navigation on this site...
2 years ago
Hello!
My name is Mary Hyde and I am new to Permies! Much thanks to Paul et al for hosting/shepherding this site. I am currently living near Marietta, GA, where I am self-studying permaculture and 'playing' with the concepts in my own yard. (I <3 hugels and swales!)

Back in 2005, I started having dreams about a piece of property I was being drawn to somewhere, which I referred to as "The Land". The dreams continue on and off to this day, and I have narrowed the location of "The Land" to Colorado. (I know, it's a big state, but I've got it narrowed down from 48 states to one, so...Yay me!)

I am looking 1st) for folks who don't look at me oddly when I talk about permaculture and taking care of the Earth; 2nd) don't look at me oddly and with deep concern when I talk about having dreams of Land and having a Dream to one day BE on that Land; and Finally) just a group of friends with whom I can talk, laugh, dream and share openly and freely, without judgement or condemnation. Bonus: any help finding and acquiring the exact piece of Land that God/Gaia/my Higher Self has in mind for me would be most welcome too.

So, thanks much for listening/reading! I look forward to getting to know some of you!

Love and Peace from my soul to yours,
Mary
2 years ago