Hello from Northern Michigan.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sarah H., Oct 12, 2017 at 10:16 AM.

  1. Sarah H.

    Sarah H. New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm not sure what to write about me. I live in Northern Michigan on a couple acres of land just outside of town. I work a ton (50+ hours a week) and I hate that during my free time my default is crashing on the couch with a glass of wine. I have always had a strong interest in homesteading (I raised a butchered my own chickens for a few years) but I don't have a clear idea where to start. I'd love suggestions for ways in which I can start small this winter. I have a full basement where I have been considering growing mushrooms. Does anyone else have any other recommendations or recommended reading I can start out with?

    Thanks for reading! :)

    -Sarah
     
  2. Bails

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    Hi Sara
    There is a magazine in our part of the world thats
    called rural delivery. (www.RuralLife.ca ) It deals for the most with
    small scale farming and has tones of interesting articles every month
    I know nothing about mushrooms but i am wondering about dampness
    and mildew that might be created by them. May not be good for your home.
     

  3. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Hunter63 Saying Hey and Welcome....From Wisconsin.
     
  4. Kyrel

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  5. tiffanysgallery

    tiffanysgallery Active Member

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    Hi Sarah! Traverse City, MI is beautiful, the residents are wonderful, and I enjoy spending time in that area as often as I can!... Carla Emery's book, The Encyclopedia of Country Living has a section on growing mushrooms. That may be a good place to start and the book may come in handy in your homesteading interests.
     
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  6. Amanda_W

    Amanda_W Well-Known Member

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    Hello and Welcome from Maryland
     
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  8. Riverdale

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    Hi Sara! I grew up in Boyne City and currently live just west of Alma.