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A Wedding, a New House, and a Farm

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by SustainableAg, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Jun 15, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

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    Good to hear from you. You might look into hay or straw bale gardening. It's a bit late in the season to get started, but... late is better than never. And, if you build a hay bale garden where you intend to have one of your garden beds, it will decompose into some lovely compost.

    Congrats on meeting your neighbors, and the help that he has offered.

    You are wise to stay away from the sketchy contractor. We had a sketchy guy do some clearing for us. He gave us an excellent price, and we couldn't have afforded to do it otherwise. But... oh what a mess he left behind. He had the nerve to lie right to my face, and I knew he was lying, but didn't have the energy to waste time calling him out on it. He offered to come back and do some more clearing in the future. No thanks. He'll never step foot on my property again.
     
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  2. Jun 16, 2019
    SustainableAg

    SustainableAg Lovin' The Homestead

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    Bay, the neighbors don't do anything to manage the buttercups. They let their horses and cows graze around them. It's a shame they are a nuisance, as they bring a pretty pop of color to the field.

    The neighbor was here today to plow our garden. We are so grateful for his help.
     
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    SustainableAg

    SustainableAg Lovin' The Homestead

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  4. Jul 2, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    We broke sod on our garden 3 years ago - only to find out it was a garden area about 10 years ago and the previous owners used landscape fabric to keep down the weeds. I am still picking landscape fabric out of the garden - but we are down to little 4" pieces.
    Glad you got a chance to meet your neighbors. Good neighbors are a blessing.

    Good luck getting the rocks picked from the garden area.
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

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    That is why I so despise landscape fabric. It does not break down. Where ever it is used, it is likely to come back and haunt the land owner in the end. I'm fond of cardboard if an area needs heavy duty protection from weeds. It breaks down, amends the soil. Worms are fond of cardboard also!
     

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