K Rawlings

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I like John's suggestions. Modular is the way to go!
3 months ago
Another comfrey lover here. Our whole family has actually eaten, battered and deep-fried, and lived to tell the tale.  Just eat it in moderation. Tastes like a lot of other deep-fried food. We also use it medicinally, externally. I've a friend who frequently incurs sprains to various extremities (she claims it's because she's a dancer) and she swears by the efficacy of a comfrey poultice. It was called knitbone for a reason. I know lots of other great uses have been mentioned, but I don't think anybody's really highlighted how much pollinators love comfrey. And it just keeps blooming and blooming, falling over, blooming some more. How excellent is comfrey?
3 months ago
We bought ours, sight unseen, from Dignam Corporation, here in Canada. They're reputable, been selling land by catalogue (pieces of paper stapled together) for around a century, so we felt pretty comfortable with them as sellers. They're very straightforward and easy to deal with, no hidden costs or any sleazy tactics. They provide lots of photos, surveys, data to go with it. We didn't go see it first because it was too far away to nip over for a speculative visit, but golly, the price was right. Super cheap. That was 20 years ago. Now that we're edging towards retirement age (minus the retirement income), we've started the building process (going with cordwood - land's got lots of softwoods - too many, needs thinning - perfect) on a piece of land we already own outright.

I think if you can confirm the seller's reputable, the price is too cheap to turn down, and you've done your research - why not?
6 months ago
Hi Tomas!

Do you have any suggestions for where to start within a coniferous forest?

We have 16 acres of classic Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada) forest - which means lots of overcrowded spruce, tamarack, fir, and birch, and not much undergrowth. My partner and I aren't young anymore, either, so real long term plantings aren't going to be terribly useful to us. Where can we go with this?

Advice from everyone is welcome...

Thanks
6 months ago