Jarret Hynd wrote:Up north the land is really nice. I'm only an hour or so south-west of PA and that kind of grass in the sheep&horse photos doesn't exist around here.
Prince Albert is only an hour and a half from Saskatoon (pop:300,000). The price of the property sounds like a deal with all that permaculture equity. I've never heard of apricots being that far north - impressive :)
Just to build on Shawn's question, how long did it take you to get the property to it's current point? You mentioned 5 years of chemical-free, but I wasn't sure if that was how long you'd been on the property.
Hope you find a buyer soon!
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Hi A,
As someone who grew up in Manitoba I'm not sure I could make the switch to Sask and I have plans for my own property here. I am curious though (and I'm guessing others might be too), of the $330,000 asking price how much would you estimate is a result of all of your well-developed systems? If all of your systems were removed and it was just bare land with the same buildings, how much different would your asking price be? I think this would be really helpful info for those considering flipping properties permaculture style.
Good luck selling and all the best to you,
Paul d'Aoust wrote:I'm very interested! We've been saving seed for a number of years now, both for ourselves and the local seed library (hosted in the actual library, very cool) so we probably have some stuff other people would be interested in. Tomatoes, herbs, squash, flowers, cucumbers, dry beans, et cetera. Some we've been growing for long enough that they've probably started to adapt to our Okanagan climate. We also live 20 minutes south of the Gellatly Nut Farm, home to a lot of fanciful nut breeding experiments (some of which were quite successful and were propagated all around North America). Being nuts, those are only available certain times of the year (i.e., when we go out for a family outing to the farm in October; already been this year, sorry). I'll try to post a list when I'm using an actual computer. And not trying to make breakfast for the kids
Deb Stephens wrote:I did a bit of research and found that Litsea cubeba is also known as ... Dieng-si-sing, Earking, Entsurem, Jayar, Mang tang, Mejankeri, Ser-nam, Sernam, Shan ji jiao, Siltimur, Siqbil, Tanghaercherkung, Terhilsok and Zeng-jil. I looked each one of these up and aside from finding sources for the essential oils (apparently used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine) could find no source for any of them. From the descriptions of the taste, however, I thought you might like to try a substitute. The fragrant sumac, Rhus aromatica, produces tons of small red berries coated with very tart malic acid. The seeds inside are hard and a bit like black pepper, so that when the berries are dried and ground, they taste a lot like lemon-pepper. They have been used for centuries as a spice in middle-eastern dishes (although it is a different species of sumac that they use--I think it is Rhus coriaria). If a tart, peppery flavor is what you are after, this is a great substitute and best of all, it's an easy to find and grow, hardy native plant. It is also supposed to be really good for you, so it's a win-win. Shape.com (By the way, all the sumacs in the genus Rhus are edible. They should not be confused with poison sumac, which is Toxicodendron vernix, a relative of poison ivy.)
Here is a good photo of the native variety, Rhus aromatica ... It makes great "lemonade" as well as a spice. (Tastes like a combination of lemonade and cranberry juice.)
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