Rick Breininger

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urban earthworks homestead
So. Central WY, Zone 4b
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Neat tool!

Just what I need at our new homestead.
1 week ago

We haven't drilled a well on our property we just bought. I would love to have a hand pump also but I don't think that will be possible. From what I have heard the good artesian water is at 800'.
2 months ago

Hi Zach

I am brand new to the permaculture society having just purchased 40 acres in Wyoming to homestead. I am soaking up everything I can in the various forums and look forward to what you offer.
2 months ago

I have used this method to butcher chickens and it worked well. As mentioned, you need to make sure to keep the hole small to constrain the chicken.
2 months ago
I grew up in Minnesota also, Lake Minnetonka. Worked at the Tonka Toy factory. Loved going canoeing on the boundary waters and skiing at a place north of Duluth, Lutsen, Sugar Hills comes to mind. Thanks for bringing back memories.
2 months ago
Thanks Lee Ann

I look forward to all the interaction with all the other permies as we go forward with our plans.

Rick
2 months ago

Hi y'all

Ran across this forum and found it enlightening. I am 66, my wife a few years younger. We just bought 40 acres here in Wyoming to homestead. Maybe a silly idea for seniors but it's been a dream to have property.

The previous posts made me aware of many things to think about as a build the house like raising the outlets, wider halls and doorways, having the bathroom ready for handicap upgrade. I'm also looking at a lean to style greenhouse on the south side of the house.

As far as the gardening goes the raised beds are a good idea as my wife has usually done the weeding. I do the prep of the garden with the tiller and she has done the rest. I've read about hugel culture and may look into trying that also.

We did buy a tractor already and for the larger garden areas will use it for them; alfalfa, corn, etc.
2 months ago

I will certainly do that.

Waiting on surveyor quotes right now.
2 months ago

I'm just getting started to do anything with the 40 acres in Wyoming that we bought. It's all sagebrush and rolling hills so I got a Bobcat CT120 with a bucket. I'm looking for a box blade to fit the Type 1 3 point.
2 months ago

We can't wait for winter to get over. The first project will be to get the permit from the county for driveway access of the county road. Our property is behind two other properties that we have to cross that are still undeveloped. The owner has already stated that easement is standard and putting in a road along the property border is ok. Otherwise every property owner has to apply for permits from BLM for Right of Way access to their property. Too much hassle there!

Anyway, after that i need to look into how bad the two ravine/gulches are that I need to bridge on the first property before I can go further. I looking at the possibility of semi-trailer beds as a solution. After that the REAL work can begin.
2 months ago