Hmmmm....Sounds like a question for Big Rockpile.
I'm not sure where Pratt is --- I'm right across the border from Arkansas, in Oklahoma. But I have family pretty much all up and down the Ozarks - and I live in ... the Oklahoma Ozarks!daileyjoy said:As a matter of fact we are. It is near Pratt Ar, do you know anything about that town? We are currently looking a 3 different areas but that one is the closest to us only 225 miles from where we are at now.
Me too, on humanure! If I can ever get it together to build the casing for the bucket.daileyjoy said:Thanks Girl I will definatly check out the Tyson thing and be aware of the river, I'm not to worried about septic though we are going to go the humanure route.
I've only been here two and one-half years, but I'm already getting a very nice covering of soil, just by mowing a lot, weeding out the invasives and ick stuff (poison ivy, etc) and leaving clippings, leaves, branches etc on the ground to mulch back in.Shrek said:Consider this. a) use the rocks to make raised terraces to raise worms in b) produce compost as a byproduct of the worm raising c) sell decorative garden rocks, bait and compost d) garden in harvested worm terraces e) add value to the property as you add topsoil. f) Use the rocks as a building material.
Read "Farmer in the Sky" by heinlein for ideas
Find out about codes first. If you don't have codes to deal with, the right person to put in your septic (at the right price ) will usually turn up at the local feed store when you least expect it.daileyjoy said:I wonder if I call a local septic company and ask about the general price for the something on such and such street if that will work. How would I find out about the water table? Will a store bought soil tester work? Does anybody know of an "no, no's " that I need to be aware of in looking for land to build an underground house on.