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randal cranor

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Recent posts by randal cranor


Look up Jeff jepson , arborist/author...  
1 day ago
Yes, you can come in...

I am off grid, with home power system, since 1979. New neighbors in 1990's brought power into their property. Line poles are 10 feet off my property boundary line.  Easement is 10'(ft) from power poles/center of power line.  Now they want 20'(ft) , I'm told it's "required".

What changes to easement and/or right of way access, will happen in the future? Not end of story...

If it was me, I would not be allowing any of this if I still wanted MY serenity/sanity of a naturai peaceful environment.  But also I am on the edge of National  Forest land, and BLM, it IS a wild forest environment.
1 week ago

This is what it's like to live in drought stricken Northern California/Southern Oregon. Yesterday, Fri., 07/29/2022 this McKinney Fire was 300 acres. This morning, Sat. 07/30, it was reported 18,000 acres. Now,@ 3pm, it's 40,000 acres.  
3 months ago

"""Randle, are you still seeing thinks wonky? If so, it'd be great to see specifics!"""

No, Nicole,
Just making joke, like, "1001 uses for duc tape"  Fix anything with duc tape.  It's the go to quick patch for whitewater river rafting, fixing cracked dinner ware, etc

I do look at permies in early morning, no close neighbors, etc... computer wouldn't log on this a.m.

not enough duck tape

I also remember "those days" of early off grid power.  I think I had a "free" mail subscription.  

I met Bob'O Schultz on tree planting reforestation contracts, back in the day of reforestation worker co-ops. (names like Hoedads, Mudsharks, ENTS,Green Side Up...)  

Used to see Richard Perez at the  Oregon Country Faire, outside Eugene, with his off grid elec booth, back in the 1990's!  There wasn't a lot of information in those days about setting up/maintaining small micro hydro systems...trial and error learning experience.

I am also 30+ years off grid...gave away all my HP mags.

4 months ago