K Wagner

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Jt Lamb wrote:
I'd rather just see a board with some rules burned into it, at the front entrance ... like at any State park or swimming pool. Easily readable, lets me know in 5 seconds what is expected (what I can and can't do), and so on ...

did you read the document? It basically only says you can't pile junk cars in your lawn. The purpose is to farm the common ground, but you need a legal structure for an IC if you read Paul's books or any other IC information
2 years ago

Gary Numan wrote:I've never signed, nor even seen, a HOA agreement before, are they typically this long?
... Too many rules.  And I just *know* that when the rules are open to interpretation, the lowly homeowner will lose each and every time to the HOA officers.

This is almost like Sheldon's Roommate Agreement.

If you didn't read it, then why respond? There are no rules in this document for the homeowner at all, all it says is if you pile cars up on your lawn, you'll be forced to remove them. That's pretty much it, the purpose is to farm the ground the HOA owns.
2 years ago
You need to get trained if you're going to essentially have a deadly weapon attached at the hip, you need to train yourself and it. Here's a podcast from one of Paul's friends and another permaculture enthusiast, Jack Spirko, about this topic: https://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/protection-dogs-ryals

This man does it for a living: https://www.fortressk9.com/

2 years ago
- post a picture of a location without a brush pile
- post a picture of the  brush pile under construction
- post a picture of the completed brush pile at that same spot that is obviously at least five feet tall and five feet wide
2 years ago

C. Letellier wrote: If the purple cross bars are floating with chain link pivots to hold the skids parallel.

what do you mean by chain link pivots? Are you intending to mean that one of the skids would be able to move forward (left or right in this design) while the other stays stationary? (only small amounts i guess)

C. Letellier wrote: The main cross bar pivots on the mobile skid.  The green of the floor is solid to the the one skid.  the other skid is made as a socket so the skid can pivot over it.  The red posts will be strongly diagonally cross braced to the free floating corners of the floor to eliminate any tendency to rack by the building.

how would the cross bar pivot? Also if you were to put posts on the bottom left and right corners, it seems like they would not support much weight.
I am building this in December, and felled a bunch of trees for it.

My structure will be a six foot cube.

What size (diameter) would y'all recommend for my skids, cross braces and corners?

Which bottom design is best? Thanks for the help in advance.
2 years ago
so what's the problem with the skids? they're too small?
I want to build this for my community workshop space, but don't know how big i should make the skids.
2 years ago
This went over really well at my party, just posting it here so i don't lose the info when i do my second loaf!

 - Link to/post the recipe you used: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/19313/easy-focaccia-bread-recipe-with-herbs/#itr-recipe-19313
1/2 cup (120 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 cup (235 ml) warm water

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)

1/4 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

2 1/2 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

I'm so stinkin' happy i did this because my soup got rave reviews. I even watched a guy get 4ths! Considering i've never made a soup that wasn't a chili, i'm very proud.

 - post a rough recipe of what you put in your soup/stew/chowder/pottage:  https://www.jessicagavin.com/acorn-squash-soup/#wprm-recipe-container-62250
3 ½ pounds acorn squash, (about 2 squash)
¼ cup olive oil, divided
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1 cup yellow onion, ¼-inch dice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 ½ teaspoon chopped thyme, or ½ teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon chopped sage
1 cup diced carrots, ½-inch dice
1 cup diced honeycrisp or fuji apple, ½-inch dice
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups vegetable stock, or broth, divided
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

I actually ended up using 1 acorn squash and half of a pumpin.
I put extra ginger in my serving too. crunchy bread would be a great add.

that is so great.  I am going to try my hand at a skidable firewood shed first and then work my way up to this
2 years ago