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Hello from Newfoundland

Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by Pjhomestead, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Apr 20, 2019
    Pjhomestead

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    Hi my wife and I moved out of the city last year and started our homestead with our 3 dogs and 2 cats. We have since added chickens and turkeys and just added 3 pygmy goats. We have been renovating our cabin and added a small solar system that we plan to eventually expand to hopefully get fully off the grid. I am interested is also adding a wind turbine and possibly a water turbine. We will be expanding our vegetable garden this year and building a greenhouse.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Hi there! Welcome, from Texas. Sounds like ya'll have a good start. Can't wait to hear more of your story as it unfolds for you. Oh.... by the way... we love pictures!
     
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    Hinotori

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    Welcome from Washington State.

    What type of planting climate do you have there?
     
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    Welcome! An off grid set up like you're planning sounds wonderful. Please keep us posted as you progress and as frustratedearthmother said, we love pics! :)
     
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    Pjhomestead

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    We are zone 5. Our climate is cold and wet. Right now the frost is just leaving the ground so everywhere is mud, mud and more mud lol. We can have all 4 seasons in one day. We often say if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes and it will change. So the greenhouse will be a great addition for us.
     
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    Some quick pics.

    First load of wood that will be milled for the greenhouse
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    Our newest additions. Max on the left, missy on the right and marty in the back
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    Ready and waiting for the greenhouse
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    sumi

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    Sounds like Ireland! And we have the same saying about our weather, which is absolutely divine at the moment. We're enjoying it while it lasts! lol
     
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    Pjhomestead

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    Very similar to Ireland. Even the landscape looks similar. Many newfoundlanders including myself are of Irish descent.
     
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    sumi

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    It sounds like your ancestors took a bit of Ireland with them! :)
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Welcome! I am zone 4b/5a so I'm about the same as you. I used to work with a gentleman from Newfoundland, he was a character and had great stories (you never know which were true, lol) looking forward to hearing more about your homestead!
     
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