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Virginia Homestead Design

Posted by Daniel Halsey over 7 years ago

More Ponds! More Ponds! I need more Ponds! How many cows can you rotational graze on 31 acres?

 

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Laurie Branson
Laurie Branson : What is it with us permaculturists and our ponds?? We planned eight on our farm design (which seemed like a lot at the time), but this last weekend we decided we needed to add at least two more on our 24 acres. I'm no expert (not even a novice) at grazing and not sure you were asking a rhetorical question or not, but I recently heard Alan Savory speak at the Permaculture Voices Conference in California. He has some great free downloads on the Holistic Management website grazing management. http://holisticmanagement.org/free-downloads/

The design looks great.
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Neil Bertrando
Neil Bertrando : re: grazing, you need more info than 31 acres. gotta get some data to cross reference. to start with a ballpark, you need annual production per acre (usually in lbs or tons), rapid estimate is animals eat 3% of their body weight per day (30 lbs for 1000 lbs animal which is generally 1 animal unit). using this you can get an estimate of your stocking rate. you can calculate the animal days of forage you have and start to set up a paddock system based on this. of course you need to consider water infrastructure and access to provide for the animal needs and recovery time for your desired perennials. also remember there will be times of year when grazing in the forest is a great idea with mast providing a significant portion of feed needs. start with the HM free downloads, then read the holistic management handbook and text for a lot of detail on this.
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Daniel Halsey
Daniel Halsey : The carrying capacity or stocking rate needs to be determined by local experts in livestock. On our latest deign for an Amish farm, we only did lanes, no paddocks, so the electric netting can be moved at different rates and distances depending on the season. Again, this is handed off to the livestock manager or farmer to determine. In the design we load up forage crops and determine the structure for rotations to increase the carrying capacity. The long term goal is to build soil.
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Consultant Aid worker PRI PDC Teacher I'm male, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
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Cold Climate PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Paula Westmoreland
Other Teachers: Guy Trombley, Bruce Blair
Location: Minnesota
Date: Jan 2007
Other course verified
Teaching Permaculture Creativiely
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Dave Jacke
Other Teachers: Ethan Roland
Location: Sandstone, Minnesota
Date: Apr 2010
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Bill Wilson
Other Teachers: Wayne Weiseman
Location: Stelle, IL
Date: Aug 2011
Other course unverified
The Soil Resource, Soil Science
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Dr. Terry Cooper
Location: University of Minnesota
Date: Aug 2007
Other course verified
Forest Ecology
Type: Other
Teacher: Rebecca Montgomery
Location: University of Minnesota
Date: Jan 2007
Other course verified
Orcard Swale Catchment Workshop
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Guy Trombley, Paula Westmoreland
Location: Prior Lake, MN, USA
Date: Jun 2006
Other course verified
Edible Forest Gardens Short Workshop
Type: Other
Teacher: Dave Jacke
Location: PRI, Cold Climate, University of Minnesota
Date: Feb 2007
Other course unverified
Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture
Type: Other
Teacher: Dr. Tom Michaels
Location: University of Minnesota
Date: Oct 2010
Other course unverified
Bachelors of Science, Temperate Climate Polyculture Deign
Type: Other
Teacher: Nick Jordan
Location: University of Minnesota, USA
Date: Sep 2008
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Grey Water Systems with Brad Lancaster
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Brad Lancaster
Other Teachers: Wayne Weiseman
Location: Kinstone Acedemy of Applied Permaculture
Date: Jan 2014
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Restoration Agriculture
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Mark Shepard
Location: Harmony Park, MN
Date: Sep 2014
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