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Thanks for setting this up. I'm looking forward to see where this goes.

A little about me /us (my fiancee looks here too...but not nearly as much as I do) We live in small mountain community west of Boulder CO, at an elevation of 8440. So needless to say our growing season is very short. We recently bought some land in New Mexico (42 acres) and have started building small cabin of about 200 sq ft. It is still high there, about 8000 feet, so our growing will also be limited. One benefit of there is the winter will be a bit more mild than here...not by much though. Our long term plans for our ranch "Moontree Ranch" is to build a modified Earth Ship home which will have indoor growing beds.

I used to work in the corporate world as an engineer for large Biotechnology company, but now I am a remodel carpenter / furniture maker. You can see some of my work at KMS Woodworks

Our focus now has shifted to a simpler life style, living smaller, and more sustainably. You can follow along on this wonderful journey at our blog. KMS Woodworks Blog

For those that have been following along, I'm the one who designed and built the Solar Laptop station, and for Anna Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) my favorite tree...the bark smells like butterscotch candy.

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Ponderosa pine --- now I can remember you! :-) Thanks for aiding and abetting my bad memory!
Comment by anna Fri Feb 5 14:45:00 2010

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime