Miles Flansburg

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Miles was born into a ranching family. His Mom and Dad moved to the big city so he has lived in both worlds. Miles is married with two college aged children. He has been gardening all of his life , in Colorado and Wyoming. A Wyoming Master Gardener and Permaculture newbie. Miles loves hiking, camping and fishing in the Rockies. He and his family live on a small suburban lot outside of Denver and own a ten acre forested lot in Wyoming that is slowly being planted with food crops.
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My question would be whether it was just thrown over there or if there is already some sort of underground piping it used to be attached to, and it just fell over?
5 days ago
Not sure if Perric needs some help or not in Colorado ?

In this thread.
5 days ago
Trace, that is exactly what I was talking about. My brother was a huge big game hunter. Elk where his love. I live in a suburb south of Denver. After his death I was driving to work on a very foggy day. Suddenly out of the fog came a large herd of elk , crossing the road right in front of me. I have never seen elk in the city, before or since.

My father planted several apricot trees , they never bloomed or had fruit. We talked several times about what we could due to correct this. The spring after his death the trees bloomed and where loaded with fruit.

I have several other stories like this that convince me that there is more to us than just this life we see and live.
1 week ago
Elle, You could try to contact Michael Jordan who is a master bee keeper there in Cheyenne. I am sure he could help diagnose the problem.

1 week ago
I have always had a backhoe as the #1 piece of equipment. Very versatile . Especially with all of the earthworks you will be doing. Just be sure to get one with good hydraulic hoses or be prepared to replace them.
1 week ago
Maruf, beautiful land you have there! So tell us more about what you might have available to work with. Can you get pallets, windows doors or scrap wood from a local town or city? Do you have rope, or nails, what kinds of tools do you have? How many of the local forest trees can you harvest?

I think I would find a thickly branched place among the big pine trees. Find four trees that would be the four corners of a square. Trim off the "inside" lower branches to clear a building site, but leave the "outside" branches to hide where your shed will be. Collect/cut down dead tree trunks and either build walls using the four corner trees , sort of like a log cabin, or make cob and rock walls and then lay the dead logs over the top as a roof.
Your shed would be hidden among the pines and might also be protected from the weather a bit?

You could also build a dugout, as you mentioned, using the rocks and logs to form a roof and walls.
1 week ago
Trace, I lost one of my brothers a few years back. Aorta exploded. I do not know if you are a spiritual person but please have faith that you will see him again. He will always be part of you and you part of him. Cry when you need to and smile when you think of him. Watch for subtle signs that he is still around. Keep moving forward and live life as he would want you to do. Peace to you and your family.
1 week ago
Ralph, I think the classic work is "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Appelhof.
2 weeks ago
Howdy Chrish, how are you ?  What kinds of permaculture things are you doing?
2 weeks ago