Greetings from Washington State, or rather, California . . .
Greetings All, Yes, we're suffering from an identity crisis. We've bought 20 acres of beautiful property in NE Washington State, but we are bound by financial obligations here in California. Our hope and prayer is to sell our California property (even in this horrible real estate market) and to move on to our place in Washington. Soooo, for now only our hearts are in Washington but our pragmatic brains keep us here in California. We are fortunate that we can utilize this time to prepare for our move to
Washington . . . so much to learn and do before our big move!
We are a family of 7: 6 adults and 1 little one. We have recently come upon the world of permaculture and are very impressed by its stunning practical qualities and beauty. We are determined to make the most of our Washington property utilizing permaculture and to become as self-sufficient as possible. In the meantime and while we would love to be in Washington yesterday, we are grateful for the time and opportunities available to our family to learn and prepare. This site looks like a wonderful place to grow and learn and hopefully avoid some mistakes along the way.
Our property is approx 40 miles south of the Canadian border in NE Washington. The winters can be a challenge -- sometimes up to 3 - 5 feet of snow. We are zone 6 -- typical first/last frost: Sept./April. Usually no more than 15 inches of rain.The surrounding area is known for crops of hay, cherry, and apple. Our property is beautiful, lots of fabulous natural growth of grasses, pines, some old fruit trees, a seasonal creek, even an aqua fir. It is undeveloped other than a shed, an old but functioning septic, and a well. We'll post photos soon.
Being newbies to such a vast subject as permaculture it is easy to become OVERWHELMED. We ask for your forbearance when, not if, we ask more than our share of goofy questions!
Many thanks for a great forum. Any Washingtonians out there??
Hello Happyhorse and welcome!
Your property sounds wonderful ... how far east are you? North of Spokane? I would imagine that I'm kinda/sorta a neighbor then, out here in the Columbia Basin near Ritzville, so welcome to Washington too!
Looking forward to your questions and following along on your adventure. Pics would be great!
Yep, 9anda1f is a neighbor, so should be able to let you know what is happening.
Sounds like Washington State is America's best kept secret?
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