I dont know if any of you guys work with your local young farmers but they are an excellent group to meet other local producers. This evening we are having a virtual meeting to discus marketing with a representative from white oak pastures you are welcome to join us.
I am Brandon by the way we live right outside of Americus, I am a highschool ag teacher and permie nerd.
Link for event
I’m am not sure this thead is still active but I grew up in a small town in Georgia (Seville) and people pretty much just build what they want. If there are codes none are really inforced. Confused the sit out of me when we got our first place in a new town and o had to jump through hoops just to get power.
I ran across this video and was wondering if it might work for a "thinner" earth floor vs standard thick earth floors. I know you would be losing one of the most appealing aspects of a wood floor the thermal mass, but I thought it might work especially if you were to stabilize it with concrete or something. I want a earthen floor for the ascetic, price, and because we have red clay all over the property that stains everything anyways.
Some one smarter then me please let me know the feasibility.
I’ve ordered from Metzer farms. Easy to deal with, small so they actually respond to email and questions. The hybred 300 layers are pretty awsome, though I have not got a lot of eggs off my ducks but it is probably my system not the ducks.
Side note about ducks my Muscovys(from Craigslist) have been the hardiest and best layer and sitters I have had.
I did not read though this whole thread but its obvious that this couple did not know much about Paul before they arrived. Theres a reason Paul expects his more permanent people to listen to his podcast and get to know him before they get there. He is rough around the edges but does not try to hide that. Hes a self proclaimed "ass-hole" and to expect any less is setting yourself up to get your feelings hurt. He has set up the lab to give people the opportunity to practice permaculture, different artist and different expression. That being said its not designed for people to be baby sat, but to use there resources to kick ass and make their own piece of paradise.
I was still in college when I went out to base camp and the lab and paul told me I was going to school to be Monsantos Bitch. I disagreed, but I didnt go bash the guy on the intewebs. Hes awesome and I still love the Guy for all that he has done for permaculture. My experiences in the nowheres of Montana were amazing, Paul is always upfront and in that way he will never let you down. I cant wait till we can make that long ass road trip from Georgia for another trip to Pauls amazing permiculture site.
When we bought our property we planed yo tear down the ran down house one the property and build a small home. Short version we were convinced to remodel the old house which made since yo create less waste. We have most the bones exposed and a new roof.
With our remodel we want to use a lot of natural materials and try to learn/practice some natural building techniques in our remodel. We have plenty of clay but may need to bring in sand. Where should start to get our hands dirt. Can I do some crazy cob inside or maybe just stick to light straw clay slip?
Not sure how true it is but I was told that when bamboo is heated it has silca or something in it that forms a very rigid glass like structure that seals out moister and becomes very ridged for building strong post. Not sure if it’s true just what I was told my an old boss.
Thanks for Sharing our Junk Pole Fence, we loved helping Evan at the Lab do his for Mr. Chops, the Larger section was very loosely modeled after Wattle and Duab. It has grape vines growing on it now and we usually plant Mexican Sour Gerkins on it during the summer that helps to fill in all the holes. And after three years its still standing strong.
Anyone else watch the Mollison PDC where he goes on a long rant about compressed air as a solution to make transportation and work more simple? I forgot what he called the set up but basically the compressed air comes from moving water over a air well type thingy. Been a few year since Ive seen it but if it is actually pratical in some areas then at least some the population could have a "free" fuel source for these neat cars.
Thoughts on your question but no definite answer here
I’ve heard that as well. These I ordered had the weird jelly on them not sure what that stuff is (probably not very permieish) so the root we’re quite moist.
I usually try to saturate the soil so much to push out air bubbles that the roots should be almost as moist as soaking them.
Last thought we on it, but I’ve heard (not sure where) that you want to leave any soil that came with you plants to add an microbes that that plant had a relationship with were it was previously grown.
I’ve planted bare roots in the past with success but still am by far no real expert.
I kept my PawPaws in the shade first 2 years and then planted and worked well. Other sun sensitive plants i take left over cattle panel sections, and fold them over with sheets or weed cloth positioned to block midday and afternoon sun.
So the short version is that I long to do an earthen floor in a conventional house, maybe this summer. So, i could just research, do it, right or wrong, and do it again. Maybe make a short YouTube video, and call it a day.
But the more I think about conquering this task the more I think how great it would be to host a workshop for like minded people interested in learning this skill. Not saying I am going to do this but figured it would not hurt to gauge interest, and maybe look for someone who would be interested in teaching this workshop. If we could line things up maybe even film it to help out others interested in this topic.
I don't know, but do you know anyone who might be able to teach this course?
Anyone interested in coming to the middle of no where GA to learn this skill?
Maybe we could toss in a farm field trip, dirt road riding skills, or something else neat.
14th Backer My Luck Number.
Georgia looks a little thin with visits. Not sure how you guys are traveling or where your staying but I accidentally have established a mini camp ground with an extra RV for guest if you guys make it around Andersonville, GA
Just Excited that some one is going to show case the South, excellent climate for so few permie people.
So with school being out I have not kept up with the garden like I should but did make a few update videos. When school starts back we should be back on for Alia or another student to keep this thread up-to- date.
Ok So Nikki Loves her Ducks but I am going to try to get her to post some more growie oriented pics soon. We both have went through some life changes and some things are speeding up and some have slowed down. I want to get some swale updates on here too. We deep mulched again this year and the clay on our swales can now be dug my hand which is pretty great. I started teaching this year and spend way to much time at the school but our school garden pics can be found here in the link below if you would like to check them out.
I have considered doing a work shop some time soon on educational gardens, or homesteading skills, or bring in someone to teach us how to do some natural building for our site. I teach Agriculture including welding, woodworking, and horticulture, and though it would be neat to just do a week class to expose permies to some of those practical skills if anyone is interested just let us know.