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Its nice to hear from you MG. I was actually thinking about your farm because my friend said she wanted to by an acre of land. I told her thats plenty of space to grow everything she needs plus some. how is it going? That little letter is a keep's sake.

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Straightening out x 40 ft.
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Long long ago in the before times there was a feed & well house. Constructed from wood and glass, nails, shingling, electricity wires it was highly efficient but I had to seriously clean it all and build/ plant where it once was. The tee pee of wood are the support beams or at least the ones that hadn't rotted entirely yet.
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Saraba ; farewell.

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The well is not a new find however now we may begin renovation on the well system due to the last portion of the building being secured. We had anticipated this from the beginning.


> : D Property Taxes went down every time I demolished something! @ : 3

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I'm very behind on planting trees but this year I have planted around 50! Once before I commented about the Apple and Plum Guild methods. These are unique styles that make food gardens. We will also better the natural environment by adding natives to them & preventing unwanted invasive ones from occupying desired soil space. I will need a lot of help and see myself asking many questions on this website. :?:

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some of the trees we purchased online from a reputable source. We planted about 10 apples 20 plums 10 Apricot 2 hzlnut trees 10 bass wood 5 pine 1 cedar

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Probably Plum need to go back and label the trees because not all of them are labeled and they all kinda look the same. Some of the trees we planted last 2 years ago grew 5 feet!
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Threw in 3 Grape vines
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One of these is probably a hazelnut
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Plum Guild / Lolipop Guild
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Took HG's advice and put in Currant
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I have very little knowledge when it comes to trees.
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Birth of Morrel Mushrooms

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We are cultivating these mushrooms now. They appeared last year in my Herb mounds. This year it seems they like 1 year old locations on the mound and the mounds have grown a great deal. My friend now grows them. they say when the lilacs are in bloom it is Morrel season. Just thought I'd share.
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if you really want to share, i'll send you my address :wink:

morel season was 5 or six weeks ago here.

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To Sage Hermit,

Earlier, you mentioned that you're interested in bees. Since bees like your land, you could just build a bait hive and let them come to you. Check out this link for more information. It is a vertical top bar hive. https://www.warre.biobees.com/

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Forked Burm now turning into the Great Wall of China!

I can see my future self running out of space. about another 30 feet and I reach the corner of my property where there is a big Meadow Sweet colony. Surveying the land I discovered an endless sea of black raspberries and strawberries. These will go in the outer wall. Some of the trees I planted the first year are huge now!

Became successful at my job and can pay for all my farm needs no problem!! I really am the Sage Hermit when I am not doing Massage Therapy in the Twin Cities.
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I thank you all for your help. This picture is from after the first mound experiment a few years ago. In the ditches themselves grows a lot of useful plants. I am weeding there and spreading clover seeds now. Been reading up on Fukuoka and a guy named Kailash Murti from India. My intention is to increase the amount of food for not just me but every living creature. I like the guild idea and plan on placing 2 where the mounds fork. We have officialy been drought free this year am excited for the plums.
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The original mound experiment was about ten feet long. Cut 2 feet with a shovel and flipped that over a 4 foot space. On the other side I would cut another 2 feet and flip that over the 4 foot space. Cover that with cardboard and a layer of straw. Water and cut holes and transplant in partner plants. The out come was amazing. Just in the ditches grew morel mushrooms and I took raspberries that grew wild here and put them in. Today if you look at the raspberries in the mound versus outside you see the mound is making very large healthy fruit in abundance.
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Re: Ye Old Farm

Love the set up you got there. My folks have a cabin not far from you, east of Askov. Really cool thread to follow.
So, a couple of years ago, I go to a place in Wisconsin Dells called Gnome Depot. What was the one thing they didn't have there? Gnomes....

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Doubled the size of the mounds by cutting out 4 ft strips in stead of 2. The strips are then folded into an arch and stacked up. Finished they stand 3 1/2 ft tall now. :twisted:
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the whole time I would take frequent berry breaks. The whole Northern edge of the farm now contains these hills. The whole wall will be dedicated to raspberries.

parkker34- thx for your interest in the farm. We had an amazing berry year. Gave my first tour the other day to a curious neighbor. Shared my techniques with him and some berries.
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Sage, you're amazing! I realized it's been almost 3 years since you last wrote. Your posts are really inspiring! How's it going? :)
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