The problem with trying to do permie stuff here in Denver is the HOA Nazi's. I try to sneak in as much as I can but most folks want to use chemicals and make sure their neighbors tow the line. So I do some small hugels, raised beds, no chemicals, fruit and nut trees, mostly in the back yard.
The Wyoming property is a work in progress. I used to have a work schedule that allowed me to have a week off each month which allowed me to get up there each month. Lately my bosses have been changing that so I am having less time to work in Wyoming. So far just working on infrastructure, earth works and water holding. Still getting to know all of the native fruits and herbs.
Saw this old thread and maybe you're still watching it. I'm in Castle Rock and have some land east of Larkspur, trying to build an off-grid house and also in HOA hell. Very hard to find anything close to work that is not in an HOA. Definitely have have all sorts of projects on the back-burner after the house is done. Have you gotten into any cool projects in the last few months?
Howdy Daniel, welcome to permies ! So far this spring we have tons of rhubarb, chives and mint. The strawberries are flowering hard and it looks like we might get some peaches and pears this year ! Hope to get up to Wyoming in a couple of weeks.
Thanks! So you grow rhubarb...One of my co-workers grows that and it REALLY takes off; haven't heard of too many folks growing it around here. Do you use it in pies or what?
Last year's hail storm wiped out most of the apples but, judging by the blossoms, this year looks to be good. I've had some pretty consistent luck with horseradishes.
Ya the rhubarb really took off this year, we usually make a strawberry rhubarb crisp . I might take some to my sister in law as they are really getting into canning so we will see if she can come up with something yummy.
New to permies, based out of Denver but working 80 acres of southern exposure in Pine, Co down 285 near Conifer building a permaculture research farm. Recent grduate of MSU Denver Urban Ag. program. Would love to meet local permaculture folks, share ideas, and if anyone needs a place to camp or get away from the city give me a holler. Currently terracing mountain slopes to slow drainage and imrpove erosion to prepare for spring tree planting and grasses. Area was hit bad by Hi Meadow fire in 2000 and has been neglected by previus ownership and slow to recover.
Check out or instagram at PineValleyHarvest or send me a PM
Howdy Perric, I have a niece and nephew who live just outside of Pine so I get up there once in a while. Might have to visit with you next spring or summer ? Looks like you have taken on a big project , I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Maybe you could start a thread about your plans in our "projects" forum?
Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Perric, I have a niece and nephew who live just outside of Pine so I get up there once in a while. Might have to visit with you next spring or summer ? Looks like you have taken on a big project , I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Maybe you could start a thread about your plans in our "projects" forum?
Is this your place?
Yes that is me, shot that quick video the other week. That's great you are familiar with the area, we are very excited for Spring/Summer, come out any time to visit. I will post a thread about what we are doing and future goals out there and update it with progress in the projects forum per your recommendation.