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, "Hugh Jordan" <hjordan@t...>
> I recently purchased 80 off the grid acres in South-Central BC. It
has a large creek running through the western half. >
We also recently bought land (18 acres) in Southern BC, near Creston.
It looks like you've got the beginnings of a good plan. For much of
the Southern Interior, Saskatoon berry bushes appear to be a natural
part of the transition/recovery from cleared to reforested land...so
they thrive naturally. Besides, they're delicious.
Last spring on the Permaculture Design course in Winlaw, we visited
a farm where they were growing chickens using a "churt" (chicken
yurt). It is a mesh-covered pen, that is moveable. They moved it
twice a day, allowing the chickens access to fresh grass, bugs, etc.
and supplemented with grain. I'm planning to try it next spring.
I have a friend with a small herd of Belted Galloways near Enderby.
I don't know a lot about them, but I can get more info (source etc)
if you need it.
All the best with your farm.