Jolene Jakesy

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First year homesteading off grid with vetryan15 & 3 dogs
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Hello and welcome to permies! I love the fact you have a pink and purple sock option! =c) They would be great to have up here in northern maine, last year we got 14.5 feet. Of snow. This year only about 5 to 6 but lows of -45 and man the wind!   How has the winter been to you?
8 months ago
Ive heard cooking on cast iron cookware greatly helps. Its all I use. I know you have tried it, but how often ? That combined with the rich iron veggies is all i can think of... guess i wasnt a big help. Do you eat red meat?
1 year ago

Tereza Okava wrote:i like it. you offer a freebie (who doesn't like a freebie), explain your experience, and let your personality shine through. And pics, which sounds so dopey but people do respond to images.



But wouldnt the freebie cost money on supplies and or shipping? People respond to free stuff the return for purchase rate is very low.
1 year ago

Jolene Jakesy wrote:

Jason Vath wrote:Pond project back in 2016. Dug entirely with a shovel, pick axe & bucket. Approx. 1 month entirely by myself. Average day about 12 hrs.
About 3/4 the way through, I felt like giving up as it was wearing on me. I had to finish however so, I pushed through till the bitter end.

Based on contour lines, upper & lower.
widest dimensions: 30 ft. x 15 ft.
narrowest: 8 ft.
depth: 6.5 ft.

click here for my second pond: https://permies.com/t/118974/Pond-Happy-Accident



Wow what an amazing project. You should be extremely proud. We are going to cleannup and build a pond near a natural spring we have ghat over flows currently into neighbouring peoperty, but the clay soil has had us stopped on numerous projects. We were told clay wasnt this far north from who we purchased the property from... sure enough clay soil my plants cant push through and i was even able to extract the clay from the soil lol. Im glad to see this will be one project we will be able to muster thrpugh. I cant load all the pictures cause my internet sucks, but from what i see its inspiring and incredible.  Good job sir ! 🤗



One other question,  are you able to/do you swim in it
1 year ago

Jason Vath wrote:Pond project back in 2016. Dug entirely with a shovel, pick axe & bucket. Approx. 1 month entirely by myself. Average day about 12 hrs.
About 3/4 the way through, I felt like giving up as it was wearing on me. I had to finish however so, I pushed through till the bitter end.

Based on contour lines, upper & lower.
widest dimensions: 30 ft. x 15 ft.
narrowest: 8 ft.
depth: 6.5 ft.

click here for my second pond: https://permies.com/t/118974/Pond-Happy-Accident



Wow what an amazing project. You should be extremely proud. We are going to cleannup and build a pond near a natural spring we have ghat over flows currently into neighbouring peoperty, but the clay soil has had us stopped on numerous projects. We were told clay wasnt this far north from who we purchased the property from... sure enough clay soil my plants cant push through and i was even able to extract the clay from the soil lol. Im glad to see this will be one project we will be able to muster thrpugh. I cant load all the pictures cause my internet sucks, but from what i see its inspiring and incredible.  Good job sir ! 🤗
1 year ago

r ranson wrote:I found this list of different things people sell on fiverr

Write articles or blog posts
Edit articles or blog posts
Write resumes and cover letters
Write product descriptions
Write headlines
Write letters/emails
Offer your handwriting services (thank you notes, greeting cards, etc.)
Critique websites
SEO help
Do keyword research for people looking to improve their website SEO
Turn photographs into paintings/digital images
Create or modify spreadsheets
Design logos and banners
Design e-book covers
Design business cards
Edit/retouch images
Make crafts
Send video messages
Paint/draw pictures
Share links/promos to your Facebook or Twitter followers (works best if you have tons of followers)
Help people get Facebook or Twitter followers
Create video advertisements
Help troubleshoot website problems
Help people set up their websites
Translation
Interpretation
Transcribe audio files
Post advertisements to Craigslist and other sites online
Help others with homework/essays
Give advice (the sky is the limit here — what are you qualified to give advice about?)
Help people brainstorm – come up with ideas
Create PDF files
Get rid of computer viruses or malware
Sing songs on video or audio for others
Create music for others using your talent (guitar, piano, etc.)
Do voice overs/voice acting
Write songs or jingles
Master audio tracks
Do research
Teach lessons



A lot of interesting ideas I never thought of.

My problem is that I don't really know what my skill set is so I don't know what or how to advertise.

I was thinking of putting editing work up there - but I can't edit spelling, just content and style (consistency with formating and that kind of thing).  

It looks like there are a lot of resources to read, so I'm going to focus my energy on that.  Maybe see what other people are selling and see if it's something I know how to do.  




Have you thought about selling seeds on etsy or amazon handmade?
1 year ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:When you go on a hike, and both you and your husband just have to get pictures of the composting toilet :-D



Hi nicole, what kind did you get and what did it run you?
1 year ago

Penny Oakenleaf wrote:

Jolene Jakesy wrote:I dont have power so I need recipes without things like a food processor.  It taught me alot also, like how to store eggs and which side up. As well as which cut of meat comes from where.

I like recipes I can easily understand what ingredients are what and how long to beat or how to cook over a fire, not many cookbooks teach you how to bake on a woodstove and the only place I've found much information is on this forum. Pictures are helpful as well, but that's just me.



Emphasis mine... Have you seen Marie Beausoleil's "A Cabin Full of Food", Jolene? She's in an off grid situation, so she cooks without refrigeration and electric appliances. https://www.amazon.com/Cabin-Full-Food-Mostly-cookbook/dp/1480058084



I have not until now !! TY imma spend hours on this!
1 year ago
Let me know how you make out . Im kinda in the same boat clay soil. I tried building a hudgel, hut the inlaws came to visit and nicely explained if i put something up to draw termites anywhere near a tiny house they helped finance i wouldnt be allowed in ghe tinyhouse. So it along with most of my crops were torn down. Kinda really bummed about the whole thing. Especially since i hace 28 chickens, but i ramble. Im going to see how you make out and maybe try again further into the woods next year.
1 year ago




Hi there,

The only thing that worked for me was sorezto collars, also have you considered some Guinea hens? They love fleas and ti ke and are a huge help. Great alarm systems as well.

Wilkinslady ashby wrote:I know there is already a topic on fleas but I need desperate help. I'm 37 battling fleas. I have tried EVERYTHING. I frontlined the animals. I have 3 Labs and 3 cats. It worked for a week and they were scratching again. I tried to shampoo my carpets, I flea bombed, I tried salt on the carpets and I tried DE. Nothing is working. I even DE'ed the dogs every day for a week and the next day they still had fleas. I'm exhausted. I spend most of my day fighting the fleas vacuuming, cleaning.. and I'm spent. I broke down the other night and just cried. I won't allow the dogs in the house now and I feel HORRIBLE about that. The cats are inside and I bathe them every night in dawn and flea comb them out... the next day they have fleas still. I wash bedding once a week and every 3 days I'll stick the blankets in the dryer to kill off the adult ones. I left DE on my carpets for a week and still I have fleas. I just don't know what to do. The DE was very dusty and it made me cough but I can't bring home a baby to fleas. Now my other kids tend to be very messy and they clutter up the toy room quite a bit. I have harped and nagged and they are finally after getting grounded from everything but breathing deep cleaning that room.
I just can't take it anymore. My docs told me I need to cut my physical activity down in the next few weeks but I can't or we are going to have to burn the house down. I'm so tired and I just want something to work!! Help! Am I doing something wrong? I thought the DE was suppose to be a miracle worker on fleas. Why isn't it helping? There are no outside fleas coming in because the dogs aren't allowed in. They are scratching and I feel bad for them but what else can I do? Nothing works. I put the DE on them and rubbed them down and they still had fleas. It's SO frustrating!!! Help!!

1 year ago