Miles Flansburg

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Miles was born into a ranching family. His Mom and Dad moved to the big city so he has lived in both worlds. Miles is married with two college aged children. He has been gardening all of his life , in Colorado and Wyoming. A Wyoming Master Gardener and Permaculture newbie. Miles loves hiking, camping and fishing in the Rockies. He and his family live on a small suburban lot outside of Denver and own a ten acre forested lot in Wyoming that is slowly being planted with food crops.
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Colorado and Wyoming, anywhere there are deer.
2 days ago
Howdy Ryan , I was trying to remember a set of books that you would find helpful. Seems like I had found a source on line at one point but now I will have to search for it. I believe if you search for " David J. Gingery" you will find all sorts of really good stuff.

I think this is the set of books I was talking about ?  Build a shop from scratch.

If I remember right , it covers the idea that if you start out with very little, some tools and a forge, you can actually build better tools, then one machine after another using those tools. Eventually having a shop full of tools and machines which you have hand built, yourself! Pretty cool idea.
6 days ago
Hello Nina, Can you help me understand a bit more about what you are repairing? Are you taking off the whole roof?

In the picture it looks like there is a panel missing on the left of the pictures, is that what you want to fix?

It looks like there is wood along the top , peak, of the roof ? Is the whole greenhouse built with a wooden frame ?

If you place a ladder inside of the greenhouse and climb up under the vents, can you open them from below? Are they hinged at the top, screwed into that peak wood somehow?  Do you have a ladder to use?

6 days ago
Not sure about wood chips but every fall I collect the leaves that my neighbors bag and set out in the trash. I usually dump about a foot of leaves right over the top of my strawberries. They seem to love it. I haven't killed them yet and some of the plants are green all through the winter. They grow tall with large green leaves in the summer, and are loaded with fruit which the birds enjoy!
1 week ago
Check this out Quin  Landwatch, 3 to 5 acres in Virginia

On the left hand side you can narrow the search by clicking on different price ranges , by city, by county, etc.
2 weeks ago
Not mine,

Just looking around on craigslist and saw This Listing

They are asking $5000 bucks, I think they probably picked it up through a tax sale so you could probably get it for less.
Cross referenced on google maps using the GPS coordinates, Looks like it is close to the interstate with good access. Power to the lot line, a large seasonal drainage that could be "earthworked" to slow and spread the water. Several neighbors and a couple of towns relatively close by. The soil looks like it may be a bit salty / alkaline so might be a drawback. On street view maps, it looks like there are many different types of trees and shrubs that grow in the towns nearby.
Looking at the Navajo county  website it looks like they are open to rain collection and alternative building.
I was really tempted to buy it but do not know when I would ever get a chance to spend time down there. So someone looking for a place in Arizona should check it out.
John, it is like "bootcamp", a program that Paul has at his place in Montana. More info HERE.
2 weeks ago