Raymond Geezer

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Melody Spencer wrote:Hey Raymond! WOW, my partner Brad and I are very interested to start a conversation with you about this. How can we get in touch with you? Would love to chat and see if we are your unicorns.



Melody:
I appreciate your note. Would you please give me a few paragraphs introducing yourselves. I spent considerable time carefully crafting this introductory post. You've learned a great deal about me if you read my post and visited my blog.

I look forward to your response.

Raymond
3 months ago

Mike Haasl wrote:There are a few Living Woods things for sale, issue #1, issue #37 and the full series.  Which one are you having trouble with?



The first issue of Living Woods magazine
3 months ago
Thanks, MIke for your timely reply. I do not see blue arrows and scrolling down just takes me to similar posts selling materials.

I'm frustrated and looking forward to reading this issue as I'm starting a logging project on our building site.
3 months ago
I purchased the first edition of Living Woods Magazine and have a confirmation from paypal and permies dot com.
the link sends me to the purchase page again. HELP
3 months ago
I bought an electronic copy to the Living Woods magazine and the link you sent does not work. I get a page offering to sell me a copy
4 months ago
Neighbors:

PermacultureGeezer.com  (check out our burgeoning blog) here with a land for labor share in the wilds of far southern Indiana. My wife and I are in our mid to latter sixties developing 10 acres of forested hills, ridges, ravines, springs and probably a cave or several. We are currently clearing the front few acres of mature, Southern Yellow Pine trees. We are planning to buy a Granberg chainsaw mill and process the logs on site for our house and a cabin for you, along with other structures as needed.

This is a most magical place. We're roughly three hours south of Indianapolis and an hour west of Louisville. Easy to get to but very remote. No walmart, fast food, no stop lights, just four way flashers. NO BUILDING OR ZONING CODES. A population of patriots that mind their own business, but are friendly and welcoming to new neighbors. The attitude is best stated by our elderly neighbor and dear friend: "I can't farm without the help of my neighbors". Bob R We are well connected to the larger community. We served on the first board of directors for The Lost River Market and Deli https://www.lostrivermarketanddeli.com/ in Paoli Indiana, 30 miles north of our current location.  Check out Orange county, Indiana for a true wonder of the golden era. https://www.frenchlick.com/hotels/westbaden You will be rendered speechless. This place was in ruins 20 years ago, the dome had mostly collapsed.


We offer space to build a campsite to be developed into a home site with access to the gardens, food forest and ponds as we develop the infrastructure.
We own the land outright and have improved it over the past 13 years. We installed electricity and county water. Plenty of space to hack out a space of your own. We are well tooled and equipped for this momentous undertaking. We are first rate scroungers and have a large shipping container full of new Pella windows and assorted house parts we acquired on the grey market and stashed for this build. Of course, there's plenty to share.

We expect you to negotiate in good faith and hold to your agreements. We will commit to doing the same. We will work out legally binding, enforceable contracts as we progress. We have much experience in business law as we're life long, serial entrepreneurs that have learned the hard lessons of trusting the wrong folks. Believe me, we will not make that mistake again.

We are loving, generous people and know we are looking for a Unicorn. Are you the most unusual creature that will find a home with with other unusual creatures, human, animal and spirit that call this hallowed ground home.

Enough rambling. Check out the links I buried in the text and we'll start an email exchange. I'm a writer by nature and compulsion. You'll get several points if you are as well.

PermacultureGeezer







       

4 months ago
Neighbors:

My wife and I are getting ready to build a post and beam house with on site timber. We're looking for strong backs, intelligent minds and community minded folks to help us build the house and the infrastructure of the homestead. All the while forming a life long friendship with unlimited opportunity to collaborate for mutual benefit.

We're experienced in community building. We are charter board members of a local food co-op, and were both active in the peace and justice movement from the Vietnam era through the post 9-11-01 after effects such as the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have a background in woodworking, restaurants and other small businesses. I've always operated in the grey market; that place that maximizes liberty, service and profit for everyone, all while minimizing contact with government especially the taxing crowd.

We offer a starting wage based on experience, skills and tools. If you are a rank beginner with a good attitude and a strong back we offer $15.00 per hour cash money. The more useful you are the more you'll earn. We have an area with campsites and will discuss you living on site.Please know that most folks will not meet our standards. We have finely honed our ability to spot folks of good character by that same token we can spot insincerity very quickly and deal with it instantly. We have no time for games of any sort. If you want an opportunity to live in a healthy community of liberty minded patriots, please respond to this post.

Here's our fledgling  blog detailing our adventure so far. Please forward it to like minded folks and flood the comment section with pithy observations and opinion. permaculturegeezer.com and to my first post here https://permies.com/t/157106/Itinerant-Timber-Framers-Hire-Pro
5 months ago
Neighbors:

Through many years of research fueled planning, it's finally time to build our forever home. As is so often the case, life has interesting twists and turns on the way to the final product. We've always planned to build a pole barn house, clad in metal for ease of construction, moderate cost and maintenance free for the most part.
In the current era (Spring 2021), we are experiencing lumber shortages and price spikes have forced us to rethink our plans.

The problem is the  solution. We have over a hundred mature, Southern Yellow Pine trees in the way of the house site and easily accessible to the road for ease of harvest and processing. We've always planned to harvest them, rather than dispose of them. Now we realize they're to be used for building the house.

We're in the market for a chainsaw mill and large Husquvarna to cut posts and beams. In consideration is a band saw mill to cut boards for siding.

Now the issue is talented labor. We live in a very remote, rural county in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains with a long history of building timber frame buildings, but the skill has been largely lost. Any ideas on how to find and recruit folks to help are greatly appreciated. We are community minded folks with a wonderful network of like minded neighbors, but the labor pool has largely been drained.

Enough rambling; I look forward to whatever the this forum has to say.

Raymond



Thanks, Neighbors I appreciate all of your comprehensive responses to my query.

We are in the planning stages of our forever house in Northern Appalachia. We've settled on a modified post and beam construction, with YWP (yellow white pine) timbers harvested from the site. I'm planning to buy a fully optioned Granberg chainsaw mill and a Husquarvana Rancher 455 dedicated to it to cut the timbers and top/bottom plates (or is it girt)

At this step I'm leaning toward a modified post and beam with truss roof clad in metal. Board and batten siding is a strong consideration. That will require a bandsaw mill for efficiency of time, and wood waste.  
After a good bit of research I'm leaning toward the Woodland Mills HM130MAX in order to cut our 30" inch plus trees.

Any and all comments are appreciated.

Raymond
5 months ago
Neighbors:

We have a few hundred mature Southern Yellow Pine trees. We are getting ready to build our forever house and want to use these trees. Time is of the essence and we're looking for information about milling the logs as soon as possible and start building when a sufficient quantity have been acquired.  Curing time would be in weeks not months.

Our understanding is that our ancestors used green lumber for their buildings.

Thanks
5 months ago