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Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by Lynne, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Oct 24, 2018
    Lynne

    Lynne Enjoys Recycling

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    Hi All, I am new. We live in a strawbale house we built ourselves on the southern tip of the Catskill Park, Upstate NY. Our dream is to one day be self-sufficient and off the grid. I run a natural mattress filling store which takes up most of my time but I hope by the time I retire I can set up my property to have it take care of us versus having to take care of it! So far I have been planting lots of perennial veggies, herbs and fruit trees but I feel there is so much more we can be doing. Next week we are making (crazy) insulating window treatments for our passive solar south facing wall of windows. Hope to share the results!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Hi Lynne! Welcome from Texas. Can't wait to hear more. And Pics - we love pics!
     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Hi, welcome from NH! I must hear more about the strawbale house, sounds interesting. I love upstate NY, it's beautiful there.
     
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    Lynne

    Lynne Enjoys Recycling

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    Thanks for the hello's! Ok, here are some pics to start -

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    Our first homemade buckwheat hull mattress!
     
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    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    Welcome to SS! :) I love the strawbale house!
     
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    cabinguy

    cabinguy Lovin' The Homestead

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    Welcome Way cool house
     
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    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

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    Welcome from VA.

    How did you finish off the walls? The usual mud stucco?
     

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