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06-23-2012, 01:42 AM #76
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yeah Osoyoos is the hot spot in BC. Check out the Bulkley Valley. A temperate climate (close enough to the ocean), cheap land, a million rivers, flat rich valley bottom and incredible scenery. This is the N tip of it (just out of Smithers)

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06-23-2012, 01:58 AM #77
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2012, 01:42 AM)Shadow Wrote:  Yeah Osoyoos is the hot spot in BC. Check out the Bulkley Valley. A temperate climate (close enough to the ocean), cheap land, a million rivers, flat rich valley bottom and incredible scenery. This is the N tip of it (just out of Smithers)

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Stunningly gorgeous, but does it have good soil for growing my own food? I will research this, thank you Shadow, this is invaluable information.

06-23-2012, 02:17 AM #78
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The soil is amazing, you can grow damn near anything there. It's all valley bottom until you get to the mountains. In B.C. they aren't mountains unless they have snow on them chuckle.gif
06-23-2012, 04:14 AM #79
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2012, 02:17 AM)Shadow Wrote:  The soil is amazing, you can grow damn near anything there. It's all valley bottom until you get to the mountains. In B.C. they aren't mountains unless they have snow on them chuckle.gif


True, I've read where, in Italy, they grow grapes down the slopes of hills/smaller mountains. Hmmmm, winery?
06-23-2012, 12:53 PM #80
Octo Mother Superior
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Looks lovely Shadow! cheers.gif Hey UniqueS I love your plans, I hope to do so myself somewhere sometime. I have a great book you'd really like, unfortunately it's in Swedish written by the Swedish MB, BS, BA, PhD, ScD Hans Bertil Juneby, a handbook on medicinal plants called Phyto Medicine. He has it down to a scientific and medicinal level on active ingredients, how it works and the dosage. It's my favorite book, I consult it so often it's on my desk permanently.
06-23-2012, 04:02 PM #81
bohica Member
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(06-23-2012, 01:24 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  My family's expected future: My husband I will retire to B.C. with a little land where I will start an edible garden, preserve my little treasures, start a pickle barrel like my nana did, and delve further into natural healing with the wild flora.

If my children ever ask to move back home, in this case, to the new home, they will be welcome and I will teach them and any grandchildren how to be self-sufficient and live modestly. However, there is alot to be said for sailing, so earning a little extra money on the side for the luxuries is always a good idea.

The doctors here in Canada are lacking one thing, respect from our government.


That's EXACTLY what I'm doing right now. Amazing.the tiny, (1200)sq ft garden i have has demonstrated to me that I need about 10 acres minimum to have self-Sufficiency.

There is a place for sale about 1/4 mile up the road with 63 acres, 50 set aside as forest preserve for tax reasons. I might grab it and build a subterranean home there, I already built a 1-1/2 story high rise where I am.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
06-23-2012, 04:06 PM #82
bohica Member
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http://www.arjournals.org/index.php/ijpm

I'll be looking into this, I hope it's not just Witches brew recipes.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
06-24-2012, 02:34 PM #83
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2012, 12:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  Looks lovely Shadow! cheers.gif Hey UniqueS I love your plans, I hope to do so myself somewhere sometime. I have a great book you'd really like, unfortunately it's in Swedish written by the Swedish MB, BS, BA, PhD, ScD Hans Bertil Juneby, a handbook on medicinal plants called Phyto Medicine. He has it down to a scientific and medicinal level on active ingredients, how it works and the dosage. It's my favorite book, I consult it so often it's on my desk permanently.


I have many medicinal plant books that I'll study from when I get there. I will obviously have to buy area-specific books relating to the native flora and research what the native aboriginal people used.

Have you ever heard of the book 'Medicines from the Earth', by Richard Evans Schultes? It's a terrific book because it breaks down the plants uses, locations around the Earth, which parts to use, how to pick it/dry it/prepare it, how to grow it yourself, and it breaks down the active properties.

This is one of the best books I have purchased so far.
06-24-2012, 02:35 PM #84
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2012, 04:02 PM)bohica Wrote:  
(06-23-2012, 01:24 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  My family's expected future: My husband I will retire to B.C. with a little land where I will start an edible garden, preserve my little treasures, start a pickle barrel like my nana did, and delve further into natural healing with the wild flora.

If my children ever ask to move back home, in this case, to the new home, they will be welcome and I will teach them and any grandchildren how to be self-sufficient and live modestly. However, there is alot to be said for sailing, so earning a little extra money on the side for the luxuries is always a good idea.

The doctors here in Canada are lacking one thing, respect from our government.


That's EXACTLY what I'm doing right now. Amazing.the tiny, (1200)sq ft garden i have has demonstrated to me that I need about 10 acres minimum to have self-Sufficiency.

There is a place for sale about 1/4 mile up the road with 63 acres, 50 set aside as forest preserve for tax reasons. I might grab it and build a subterranean home there, I already built a 1-1/2 story high rise where I am.


You don't need that much land if you learn multi-level farming techniques...vertically...upwards and onwards.
06-24-2012, 02:39 PM #85
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-24-2012, 02:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(06-23-2012, 12:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  Looks lovely Shadow! cheers.gif Hey UniqueS I love your plans, I hope to do so myself somewhere sometime. I have a great book you'd really like, unfortunately it's in Swedish written by the Swedish MB, BS, BA, PhD, ScD Hans Bertil Juneby, a handbook on medicinal plants called Phyto Medicine. He has it down to a scientific and medicinal level on active ingredients, how it works and the dosage. It's my favorite book, I consult it so often it's on my desk permanently.


I have many medicinal plant books that I'll study from when I get there. I will obviously have to buy area-specific books relating to the native flora and research what the native aboriginal people used.

Have you ever heard of the book 'Medicines from the Earth', by Richard Evans Schultes? It's a terrific book because it breaks down the plants uses, locations around the Earth, which parts to use, how to pick it/dry it/prepare it, how to grow it yourself, and it breaks down the active properties.

This is one of the best books I have purchased so far.


No I've not heard of that book, but thanks a million for the tip. I'll keep an eye open for that one. hug.gif
06-24-2012, 02:42 PM #86
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-24-2012, 02:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(06-24-2012, 02:34 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(06-23-2012, 12:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  Looks lovely Shadow! cheers.gif Hey UniqueS I love your plans, I hope to do so myself somewhere sometime. I have a great book you'd really like, unfortunately it's in Swedish written by the Swedish MB, BS, BA, PhD, ScD Hans Bertil Juneby, a handbook on medicinal plants called Phyto Medicine. He has it down to a scientific and medicinal level on active ingredients, how it works and the dosage. It's my favorite book, I consult it so often it's on my desk permanently.


I have many medicinal plant books that I'll study from when I get there. I will obviously have to buy area-specific books relating to the native flora and research what the native aboriginal people used.

Have you ever heard of the book 'Medicines from the Earth', by Richard Evans Schultes? It's a terrific book because it breaks down the plants uses, locations around the Earth, which parts to use, how to pick it/dry it/prepare it, how to grow it yourself, and it breaks down the active properties.

This is one of the best books I have purchased so far.


No I've not heard of that book, but thanks a million for the tip. I'll keep an eye open for that one. hug.gif


You are very welcome and it is definitely an eye opener because I forgot to mention it has colored pics of the plants. It's such a unique book. hug.gif
06-24-2012, 02:52 PM #87
Octo Mother Superior
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Excellent! yay.gif Although, like you said, it's best to know the plants in your local environment so I don't know how many of those plants in the book apply to this place, but it's still good knowledge.



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