Ash Jackson

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I've long felt the 'call to cultivate', and just recently discovered Paul, Permaculture, etc.

I'm looking to lend a hand near Denver in my spare time, so if you have some land that needs working, send me a PM!

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Denver, 6a / BSk, apartment dweller, looking to Woof near Denver
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Up to 118 votes; and 4.49 stars.

Also; thank you for sharing this! I didn't know this was going on; and more free Paul to boot!
9 months ago
Man, you're awesome, Paul.

I'll hop over there to try to solve my follow-up questions.
11 months ago
How much would the Permies Forum Software cost for someone to purchase who wanted to use it to set up their own forum?

I'm involved with a couple of groups that have a strong need for a proper forum platform, and this platform was my first thought. One's using a Facebook group, and the other a Slack channel.

I recognize I'm making some assumptions here;
- it's actually for sale,
- the software is actually portable;
- the software is one big monolithic thing, instead of a bunch of smaller interacting pieces
- the group is willing to pay a fair price to majorly improve something they're accustomed to getting for free
- And probably others I'm unaware of

But still, I'd like to pose the question, and see how possible this is.  Thanks!

11 months ago
I also tried to purchase one of the gifts on my phone, and Chrome did not recognize the gift link as a link at all, either in Mobile view or desktop view. (It acted like it was blue underlined text).

I'm guessing mobile is not in the purview of this update, but I thought I'd pass it on just in case.
I test-gifted the E-book PPC (Permaculture Playing Cards), and the 21 podcast salute to Sepp Holzer.

Everything appeared to work as expected on the giving-end of things: went to paypal, paid with paypal, came right back to permies to send the email. I like the bit about writing the link on a piece of paper and putting it in a stocking.  I've also received gift-receipt emails.

I can also confirm that the gift-giver cannot use the link: that 'error' message page was working too.

My sister and my girlfriend received these gifts, they'll let me know if there's any weirdness on the recipient-end of things.
Thank you, Paul, for the refunds and the apple!

Yes! Everything is working as expected: I have access to the videos in all three groups, and the videos themselves are streaming (and look great).
1 year ago
Hey friends, are any of you near Denver looking for cast iron cookware?

Just this weekend, I bought some nice cast iron from a nice older fellow located in Westminster, named Francis.  Here's his craigslist ad:

I'm writing because he has a literal shed full of cast iron; dozens of pieces, many with mirror-smooth interior surfaces. Some are the names Paul has mentioned, some not; all I saw appear to be 'like they used to make.'

I can't say whether or not the prices are fair; I got a Griswold #6 in great condition for $30, and a Wagner dutch oven in moderate condition for the same. I would have had to pay the same $60 to buy and ship a Griswold skillet 1,500 miles from ebay; so this seemed like a no-brainer for me.

Happy seasoning!

1 year ago
Ah ha!

By changing the last digit of the target url from "2" to "6" ( to (, making the topic id=65386, I got the correct sum in paypal $125, with the correct description. Purchase made.

The Paypal screencap is attached, showing the result of going to the second url above.

Let me know what else I need to do to fix it on my end.

Thanks again, Paul!
1 year ago
Hrm... I must be doing something wrong:

When I click the $125 link; it takes me to paypal, but the sum listed on paypal is $45.  

This is the url from the $125: (

Attached is a screen-cap from the Pay-pal side of things; it lists the item as, "permies premium 65382 (All of the PDC evening presentations + the big tour (~20 hours) - HD instant view ) $45"

PS, holy schneikes, $125 is a steal for all that.
1 year ago
Done! Thank you, Paul, for being understanding and accommodating of my hasty clicking.

I got all three (100hrs PDC, 77hrs ATC, and 20hrs PDC Evenings), for a grand total of $220. That certainly doesn't seem that pricey for 200 hours of stuff.  

Perhaps that is the correct price for all three after all? If so, then I'm doubly sorry to have taken your time for nothing.
1 year ago