Alexis Richard

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since Feb 12, 2019
Artist and Career Librarian//25
Southeastern Louisiana
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r ranson wrote:

Alexis Richard wrote:I'm definitely here for the planting of trees to replace what Notre Dame needed!
We should start a thread and everyone should comment "__ trees planted!" when the deed is done!



funny you might mention this.    Nicole's just made a thread for this project.

I'm so excited to see how many trees we can grow.



OMG! Thanks for the point R!! I was already off and running lol. And Nicole's looks waaaaaaaay better than mine would have let's be honest. :D
I'm gonna have to go buy some more trees now!!!
3 days ago

Alexis Richard wrote:I'm definitely here for the planting of trees to replace what Notre Dame needed!
We should start a thread and everyone should comment "__ trees planted!" when the deed is done!



In fact... know what? I'm gonna do that now. After all, the second best time to start something new is today! (favorite saying of my procrastinating self...)
3 days ago
I'm definitely here for the planting of trees to replace what Notre Dame needed!
We should start a thread and everyone should comment "__ trees planted!" when the deed is done!
3 days ago
So I found a book on biodynamics at my job. And decided to start looking into it. I'm admittedly in love with the woo-woo side of things so that definitely wasn't a deterrent for me!
I totally didn't know before I wrote this post... but evidently biodynamics is considered "purple permaculture" now. Oops.

Oh well, I've always loved the color purple lol. Check out my conclusion here!
5 days ago

Jonathan Ward wrote:My experience with pepper plans (for example green bell) is they'll keep producing for like 3 yrs if you can bring them in or if they're somewhere it doesn't freeze.


REALLY?

Well dang now I've got to try that!
1 week ago
I once had a pepper plant produce well into winter... never occurred to me to try and see how long it'd last! I wonder if they'd do well here... hmmm...
1 week ago
I've got chills Redhawk. You're exactly right. I like to think of permaculture as a bandaid. If I'm completely realistic, the limited number of permaculturists may not have much of an effect. But we are at least trying to staunch the bleeding.
1 week ago
I may start my own little bioremediation experiment and then use some sort of crowdfunding campaign to fund the chemical analysis necessary to really understand the result.  Would anyone be interested if I did do this? My inner academic writer is just abuzz with possibilities. Now I want to do different groups with different conditions and see if that affects the rate of consumption...

Tyler, about how fast do your worms consume the polystyrene? I wonder how many worms would be necessary to process large amounts of the stuff within a decent amount of time.
1 week ago

Kenneth Elwell wrote:One downside to a trailer is that you need at least a registration/license plate for it, and maybe excise tax if they collect that there... both ongoing expenses for the convenience of owning the trailer.

One major upside to trailers is that you can unhook from the tow vehicle and unload it later, or load it ahead of time, waiting to hitch up and go!

With a couple people, you can also wheel it places you couldn’t drive it... like it was a giant two wheel wheelbarrow.

Another option for hauling big stuff with a car is to get a set of roof racks, such as Thule or Yakima makes, which gives a solid grip to the car and level surface for lumber instead of a curvaceous car roof! And you can haul a bike, boat, skis... if you get the right brackets.



Oh shoot you're right. Dangit. Hmmmm. I didn't know you could get roof racks if your car didn't come with them! Wow I'm learning a TON of things here!!! I'll have to look that up.


By the way guys--I've posted a few more things! If you're looking for new books to read, I've got some of my recent favorites!

1 week ago

Devin Lavign wrote:Just read your new blog post.

So very true about being prepared. I see way too many people bring home animals without having anything ready for them.

Here is another things about animals a lot don't realize. They tie you to the land. You can't go away without finding a responsible animal sitter. While animals are great, they are a responsibility that is 24/7. Their care is in your hands and because you take on that role you have to be there to provide it.

This is why I have yet to put in gardens or get animals. I am working on building infrastructure first. If I had animals I would not have been able to take this 1 month vacation to visit family. But because I don't have them it was not a problem to leave my land for an entire month, and miss the worst of the winter storms this year.



Thanks! Honestly that is why I'd held off until this point. I was doing a lot of travelling selling artwork, and it would have been really hard to handle. Thankfully I do have a chicken mad friend who's willing to be recruited to feed the chooks when I (if I) take a vacation in the future.

I'm cursed with a little practicality working overtime to reign in my boundless enthusiasm.

Mark Tudor wrote:



Oh that's good to know!! So in the meantime I can rent a truck... but I should be good for small loads in the future! <3
My car's a veritable workhorse, so I'd hate to get a new one if I don't need to. It's never given me problems (knock on wood).
3 weeks ago