Jane Southall

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since Aug 09, 2017
Single mother with 5 children.  Homeschooling.  Just beginning with permaculture.  Special interests, wild foods and plants as medicine.
Limestone, TN
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I looked on The site for the book.  I would suggest also adding a pdf format.  Some don't do audio.  Some don't do Kindle for various reasons.  I love getting things in pdf format.  It offers flexibility.  I guess you could lose some on those who share it though.  Is there a way to protect that format? I am not sure.  Looks great.  Can't afford currently but will put on !y list.
Thanks Gerry  No one can see us either.  Lots of trees and fairly remote.
2 months ago
I am going to bring this thread back up.  Is it possible to vent out a window if a fan is used.  I want to replace the propane heater in the living room with a rocket stove.  I don' t know if I have the skills to make a chimney.  Thanks!
2 months ago
My mom is going to use it for her camper, for now.  She has a brain injury and tends to do things without thinking through.  Then, I deal with aftermath. Lol. So she didn't contact anyone, she just had it done.
2 months ago
We are adding dwarf and semi dwarf apple trees. I have a question about Cripps Pink/Pink Lady.  I am not a fan of patented plants, and I don't normally grow them.  Yet, our family is a huge fan of this apple.  My research indicates that only certain truly pink Cripps receive the designation "Pink Lady".  Does that mean that I can purchase a Cripps Pink tree and somehow be unattached to said patent? Thanks!
2 months ago
We actually not used the well.  We are transitioning from city back to well.  No, I definitely don't want to poison the land/waters!  Thanks.
2 months ago
Not sure if this is proper place to post.  We just replaced our well pump.  The water is yellowish.  How do we clear it efficiently without wasting water.  I have read bleach, but don't really want to do that unless necessary.  Thanks!
2 months ago
I have no idea where to put this.  Yet, I had an epiphany of sorts, today.  I was out working in what is slowly becoming a food forest.  I was cutting grass by hand, to give some room for the  wild asters to seed.  I had just pruned a cedar, with wet feet.   I had my piles of materials.  My grass and my tree limbs.  And I thought I have everything I need.  I don't ever need to buy soil or mulch.  Everything I need is right here and if managed properly, always will be.  As I was walking back in house, my oldest said "mom come look at this!".  I looked at her phone and there were images of an emaciated bear that had been spotted multiple times, in a neighboring town.  Knocked the wind right out of my sails... And I thought almost in tears, this ecosystem is about more than my little acre.  That hungry bear 15 miles away is connected to my acre.  And here comes the epiphany part.  45 acres of farmland is for sale across the street.  And it is expensive, very.  300,000.  Yet, still I am dreaming.  But my dreams have been about what we could do.  Bed and breakfast, rental cabins etc.  But what if I bought the land somehow, primarily for a wildlife preserve.  Use a few acres to grow our grains and other crops we would like to sell.  What if we made the rest a wildlife area.  What if we made a huge food forest with predominantly native and naturalized species.  I know there are rules and regulations for such things.  But I am dreaming, now.  And what if every county in the United States and what regions in other countries did this.  Just thoughts.  Thank you, for letting me think out loud, here.  Love this community. I have learned a great deal in two weeks.  I am grateful.
3 years ago
So I can use the filters in link to make rain water drinkable? Thank you.  Was just looking for something simple and inexpensive.
3 years ago