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Zachary Schrock

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hisako nora wrote:ohio nurseries reposted from another thread

Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, lots of hard to find multipurpose plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus





Hi Hisako,

Are you guys still in Columbus? If so, what part of town are you in? I'm in the Grandview area.
3 years ago
I don't know if anyone has already posted a link to this, but I thought I would do it just tin case. Permaculture Activist Magazine is looking to make some major improvements, especially where their website is concerned. They need your help to make it happen! Check out their Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425590312/the-permaculture-activist
4 years ago
About Me: I am currently working at in a parking garage in downtown Columbus, OH. my long term goal, however, is to buy my own land and have an off-grid homestead. I greatly enjoy spending time outdoors doing things like hunting, fishing, and gathering edible otherwise useful wild plants. I;m sensitive, am a good listener, and have a good sense of humor. Although I generally don't talk very much, I can talk a lot about things that interest/excite me.

I am looking for someone who is caring and supportive. Someone who is willing to face great challenges with me and who is able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of these challenges. Someone who is willing to take risks and who enjoys living a life of
adventure! It is also very important to me that she shows a desire to live a non-cosumeristic lifestyle(i.e a lifestyle that does not highly value shopping, outside of its function of providing certain basic necessities). Additionally, I would like her to have a strong desire to protect the environment, and for her to desire to live a healthy lifestyle. Another important thing, is that she highly values family, and that she's a Christian. To be clear, I'm looking for somebody that I could marry.
4 years ago
Your sister sounds cool. Unfortunately, I forgot to state that the age range I'm looking for is about 20-27, but I would consider going go slightly older or younger, depending on the woman. As to my physical description, I'm 5'8" and 135-140 pounds. Also, you might have misunderstood something I said in my previous message. I didn't mean to say that hell is "out" completely. I was just referring to something like The Church of Christ, for example, which is a denomination whose members believe that if you don't subscribe to the the doctrine of The Church of Christ 100%, then you're going to hell. So, I was just saying that I don't want a woman who thinks I'm going to hell if I disagree with her on the finer points of Christian doctrine, not that I don't want a woman who believes in hell. About "pro life," I'm guessing you understood what I meant by that, but just in case you didn't, I meant "anti abortion" when I said that.
Thank you again for your efforts!
4 years ago
Hi Jay,
I really appreciate your willingness to help me out! What I mean when I say "Christian" is that she believes in Jesus Christ as her savior. Also, I am pro life and I would want her to be pro life as well. Besides that, I'm open to different manifestations of Christian faith (i.e. I'm not picky about denominations, or anything like that), although I wouldn't want her to believe that anybody is going to hell, just because they don't agree with her on finer points of theology. Additionally, I would like to have a woman who greatly enjoys spending time outdoors, who greatly values the environment and who is at least working toward living an environmentally friendly life, likes the idea of eating healthy, and who is very family oriented. I also think it would be really cool, although this isn't a must, if she didn't adhere to certain female cultural norms, such as shaving her legs or wearing makeup. I strongly feel that women don't need to do those things to be beautiful! And yes, in answer to your marriage question, I am looking for someone to marry.
Again, thanks for your willingness to help!

4 years ago
About Me: I am currently working at in a parking garage in downtown Columbus, OH. my long term goal, however, is to buy my own land and have an off-grid homestead. I greatly enjoy spending time outdoors doing things like hunting, fishing, and gathering edible otherwise useful wild plants. I'm very sensitive, am a good listener, and have a good sense of humor.

I am looking for someone who is caring and supportive. Someone who is willing to face great challenges with me and who is able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of these challenges. Someone who is willing to take risks and who enjoys living a life of
adventure! It is also very important to me that she shows a desire to live a non-cosumeristic lifestyle(i.e a lifestyle that does not highly value shopping, outside of its function of providing certain basic necessities). Another important thing, is that she highly values family, and that she's a Christian.

I'm not looking for a serious realtionship right away, as I just got out of one. I'm looking to make a connection, and see where that might lead.
4 years ago

Jordan Lowery wrote:when you say quickly how long are you thinking, and how much acorn are we talking of processing? the fastest way is to grind to a paste/powder, boil in water, drain, fresh water, boil, repeat. then eat or dry. this can be done in a couple of hours IF the acorns are already hulled.

i have found like with bread, longer is much better, you get deeper richer flavors. and probably more nutrition. i do the same process above except i don't boil. or even heat. but soak,drain,soak,drain,until the water is clear and the acorn is sweet and tasteful.

i would much rather have a device that hulled acorns of any size.




If by "hulled" you mean removing the thin papery skin (testa), then I agree that that such a device would be a very good thing. Samuel Thayer makes it sounds like it's easy to remove the testa in his book Nature's Garden, but that has not been my experience. Also, I have tried the drain and soak method you described above, both with the testa removed and without, and for some reason it always starts tasting moldy before the tannins are removed. I've always ground it to a paste in a blender. Is there a trick to this? Am I maybe not getting it ground fine enough?
5 years ago
Yeah I realize there's no really fast way of removing the tannins. My idea is to create a device that makes so you don't have to use as much energy/water as traditional methods, and maybe allows you remove the the tannins a little quicker.
5 years ago