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Heyruthie Williamson

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I am moving into a very neglected homestead.  Here are the details in bullet form:

-Property is on a moderate hillside/slope
-House is at top, 3-stall small animal barn/stable at bottom of hill (used for horses in the past, maybe?)
-Barn was most recently used for hundreds of chickens--WAY too many--who were allowed to "free range" outside of barn, within electric fencing
-NO grass or organic growing matter exists inside the fencing, and it is in a slope.  It is SOLID mud.
-We are approaching our last frost date soon, and I want to plant something as soon as possible
-Grass grows on other areas of the hill, just fine, but maybe a cover crop or something different is better
-Not sure what will be in that area long-term--I am still creating my permaculture map of the property, but I need to get something there, before the spring rains cause serious erosion
-The mud is really disgusting and unnatural, as the rest of the property has lush growth

Help!  What should I plant?

I can post pictures, probably this coming week.....
2 years ago
Dee, I just thought I'd chime in because you remind me so much of myself!  I'm 40, single and 5' tall on a good day, but I always dated tall men--usually 6 feet or even taller.  So funny. I've been a lurker here on Permies for a long time, but I just recently registered.  We are finally getting out of the suburbs, after we got busted by the local zoning commission for having hens.  In less than a month we are moving to a lovely little 5-acre farmette.....I say lovely, but really it's a mess.  But we are still excited to see how Permaculture can start to heal the place.  (We is my kiddos and I.)  Good luck to you!
2 years ago