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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:You don't have quite enough money for an excavator ... but you really want to build hugelkultures



What is that thing you're riding? I want one.
 
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When you drive to your friends work because they are blowing and bagging leaves and you are like a mulch junkie.
 
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....you're texting "good ni--" and it autocompletes to "nitrogen"
 
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When you reuse coffee jars to save 50 years worth of 'recycled' home made prawn shell powder - a top notch flavour enhancer.


PERMIES LINK TO RECIPE



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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Ashley Cottonwood wrote:You don't have quite enough money for an excavator ... but you really want to build hugelkultures



What is that thing you're riding? I want one.



I'm not sure what it's called but they use it for trail building.
 
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It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader
 
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Mike Jay Haasl wrote:It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader



Thanks for the link, I'm now trying to figure out if I can afford it LOL
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Mike Jay Haasl wrote:It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader



Thanks for the link, I'm now trying to figure out if I can afford it LOL



It is definetly a DIY project!

http://www.diggers-dumpers-plant.co.uk/Build_your_own_digger.htm
 
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...your partner is playing Farmville and you ask if she's factory farming or has her animals free range.

And then when she says they're all free range and have no fences, you ask how they're not getting eaten by coyotes.

Coyotes are hacking into your farm right as we speak and programming a way to eat your chickens!!!

 
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Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
...your partner is playing Farmville and you ask if she's factory farming or has her animals free range.

And then when she says they're all free range and have no fences, you ask how they're not getting eaten by coyotes.

Coyotes are hacking into your farm right as we speak and programming a way to eat your chickens!!!



ok apparently you feed your sheep tomatoes in Farmville.  I guess during the peak of the wool industry all those depleted fields in New England were filled with tomatoes and historians just don't know it.  The things you can learn from technology!

 
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Your parking space looks like the edge of a tree nursery.
 
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When you finally find a field guide that happens to list all the weird seeds you found the other day and are so excited to know what they are that you wake up.

Confused at how much was a dream, you check around the house and are reassured that the seeds do indeed exist, but disappointed you still don't know what they are...

 
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Amy Arnett wrote:When you finally find a field guide that happens to list all the weird seeds you found the other day and are so excited to know what they are that you wake up.

Confused at how much was a dream, you check around the house and are reassured that the seeds do indeed exist, but disappointed you still don't know what they are...


I gather neat seeds in my dreams, know what they are, where I plan to plant them, then don't have them when I wake up!  

When your dreams are full of seeds and plants and bags of compost :D
 
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You know you are a permie when you search the interwebs for a recipe for lasagna and Google directs you to woodchip and cardboard resources.
 
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You are a permie when  friend asks for a recipe and you realize that they can't make it the same way you do because several of the ingredients are from your garden and can't be found in any of the stores.  
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:You know you are a permie when you search the interwebs for a recipe for lasagna and Google directs you to woodchip and cardboard resources.



That's going to take a while to cook!
 
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Your neighbours think you’ve created the street biggest eyesore because your entire yard is now knee-high in tonnes of free arborist-dumped mulch. You want to leave an additional mountain of arborist chips up to the sidewalk to create next year’s compost but you already anticipate the death stares, gossip and complaints of your neighbours.
 
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@Tim Kivi - I make my husband pee on my mulch pile to add nitrogen to help it decompose. That would *really* get the neighbors freaked out! (Ours is mostly out of sight of the neighbors.)
 
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When you cook some bacon or whatever oily thingy and, instead of washing the oil off your hands, you rub it in.

Cause you're not gonna waste perfectly good oil especially in the winter when your hands are dry as f***.
 
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In my dream last night I bought a veggies and dip tray on clearance at a grocery store. There were green beans in it, that were EXCELLENT! I spent quite a bit of the night trying to chase down anyone in that store who might know what variety those were, I have never had anything like them, and I want to grow them!!

Dream beans: about 6 inches long, beans were round, pods were sweet and perfect for eating raw. Flavor was good in both the bean and pod, high brix, not dry or tough. My visual of them is the difference between a basic garden pea and sugar pod peas. These were like sugar pod beans....
If anyone knows that they exist, I'd love to know!

You know you are permie when you spend half the night trying to find out the name of a variety of green bean so you can grow them! :D
 
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Amy Arnett wrote:When you cook some bacon or whatever oily thingy and, instead of washing the oil off your hands, you rub it in.

Cause you're not gonna waste perfectly good oil especially in the winter when your hands are dry as f***.


Amy: thought of you yesterday when I was washing a wool blanket and working lanolin into it (bought it used, someone had scrubbed it with hot water and soap, poor thing.) I rubbed the lanolin in... because my skin is dry as ...  frogs. :D  
 
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...when you have corrupted your mom!
My 81 year old mother was reading Reader's Digest and hit an article on the health benefits of walnuts. And said "Why don't they tell us what species of walnut they are talking about? Black walnuts taste different than English walnuts, and probably have different nutrients. And we have black walnut trees but don't have any English walnuts in yet. Why don't they give better information?"

I am totally amused by her arguing species with Reader's Digest :D
 
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You might be a permit if you “collect” ways things can be reused! One website I wish I’d copied when I had the chance was 101usesforoldshoes !!!
 
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@Jennie Little - we've got a whole forum for that! All kinds of good ideas about reusing things -  https://permies.com/c/ungarbage
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:In my dream last night I bought a veggies and dip tray on clearance at a grocery store. There were green beans in it, that were EXCELLENT! I spent quite a bit of the night trying to chase down anyone in that store who might know what variety those were, I have never had anything like them, and I want to grow them!!

Dream beans: about 6 inches long, beans were round, pods were sweet and perfect for eating raw. Flavor was good in both the bean and pod, high brix, not dry or tough. My visual of them is the difference between a basic garden pea and sugar pod peas. These were like sugar pod beans....
If anyone knows that they exist, I'd love to know!

You know you are permie when you spend half the night trying to find out the name of a variety of green bean so you can grow them! :D



Beefy Resilient Grex beans are unusually sweet when eaten green. The size, shape, and level of stringiness varies a lot from plant to plant. I've been selecting out strains for other qualities, but hadn't thought about selecting one for quality as a green bean. Thanks for the inspiration!
 
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You know you're a lazy permie when you have a compost container for each room in your house. Cause you're not walking to the kitchen every time your kid eats a banana!
 
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... you notice Nicole's new profile pic & want to apple it.

... you have problems finding wool socks in the store on the same day you see some wool knitting stuff in the Pep/Pex BB's & think hmmmm I could learn to do that this winter.

... then go through a "want to try raising some sheep" phase. Again.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:... you notice Nicole's new profile pic & want to apple it.

... you have problems finding wool socks in the store on the same day you see some wool knitting stuff in the Pep/Pex BB's & think hmmmm I could learn to do that this winter.

... then go through a "want to try raising some sheep" phase. Again.



….you agree and then you apple the person who said it for being that nice!
 
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Tracy Wandling wrote:. . . the first thing you do when you see a potential patch of growing area is grab a handful of soil and smell it.



You might be a permie if after smelling it you actually put a little in your mouth to see if the soil is sweet or acidic...

Puttuwee, needs lime
 
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When you are all excited because your grandplant came home!
I had a spider plant in my house from about 1992 to 2015, when I was moving out. It threw many babies over the years, and they are probably still thriving all over that town. My aunt took it when I had to get rid of it, I was sad to see it go. Mom went for a visit, and brought me home spider plant babies from my plant! I wonder if they remember me...
So glad to see them again. I miss my variegated spider, it was huge, was a serious problem to move it to my aunt's house.
I have a grandplant!

:D
 
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@Pearl Sutton - I *love* getting plants from people. So I've got "Marilyn's Apple tree" and "Vic's Apple tree" and "Mary's Rhubarb" planted in my yard. I really should get creative and make them actual signs.
 
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C Rogers wrote:

Tracy Wandling wrote:. . . the first thing you do when you see a potential patch of growing area is grab a handful of soil and smell it.



You might be a permie if after smelling it you actually put a little in your mouth to see if the soil is sweet or acidic...

Puttuwee, needs lime


When I was property shopping,  I tasted soil across half the state The soil I bought tastes LOVELY!
 
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You know you are a permie woman when your poem of the day is a weird one:

I was going out to do some fall planting, I was hurting bad, so I put on double knee braces and a back brace. it hurts to wear them, but hurts more not to. It was chilly, so I put on long undies and warm mud boots. I needed the right mix of pockets in my pants, the jeans that had that were filthy, I put them on anyway, since I was going to crawl in mud. It's hunting season here, and although it wasn't rifle legal that day it was bow legal, so I put on some screaming orange. Which puts me in:
Something painful,
Something warm,
Something grubby,
Something orange.

With apologies to all the nice normal brides out there. The lady of dirt has a different wardrobe :)
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:You know you are a permie woman when your poem of the day is a weird one:

I was going out to do some fall planting, I was hurting bad, so I put on double knee braces and a back brace. it hurts to wear them, but hurts more not to. It was chilly, so I put on long undies and warm mud boots. I needed the right mix of pockets in my pants, the jeans that had that were filthy, I put them on anyway, since I was going to crawl in mud. It's hunting season here, and although it wasn't rifle legal that day it was bow legal, so I put on some screaming orange. Which puts me in:
Something painful,
Something warm,
Something grubby,
Something orange.

With apologies to all the nice normal brides out there. The lady of dirt has a different wardrobe :)



Do you have a SISTER thats single??? LOL   j/k.... sorta...
 
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C Rogers wrote:

Do you have a SISTER thats single??? LOL   j/k.... sorta...


I'm single, but my sisters are horrified by my permieness. They wouldn't be caught dead doing what I do.
One of them came to visit us, and was horrified that we had only one Walmart in town, and it's tiny (You don't even have a decent Walmart, not to mention anything else!) Another was just flat horrified. The other hasn't come, she knows she doesn't want to see this. They keep telling my mom she has other places  she can go, and are puzzled she hasn't taken them up on it. My brother, when I told him what we were doing said "Why the HELL would you want to do that?" And my brother doesn't use profanity...

Lots of redneck women around though, keep your eyes open for grubby women at the hardware store :)
:D
 
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You know your a permie when you check where water used to flow off your land after a rain storm only to find it dry because all your water features have captured the runoff and are now sinking the water into the ground.

This just happened on my land. Seasonal stream started to flow again with today's rain but with my ponds and other features none of the water is flowing off my land on the surface! Though the features will fill up with the next storm. Got to build more ponds I guess!
 
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When it's December 13, and you are out standing in the garden, saying "I need more leaves, but they are out of season! Wonder if the house that's for sale up the road had their leaves cleaned up...?"
Never enough leaves.
Never.
Need to go check that yard tomorrow.
:D
 
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When you discovered the perfect filler material for shipping things to other permies: pages from old seed catalogs! Who doesn't like seeing nifty varieties from seed catalogs they might not have?And, who doesn't have crazy amounts of seed catalogs lying around needing new uses? :D
 
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You know you’re a permie when you want to replace all of your grass with leaves, compost and wood chips
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:When it's December 13, and you are out standing in the garden, saying "I need more leaves, but they are out of season! Wonder if the house that's for sale up the road had their leaves cleaned up...?"
Never enough leaves.
Never.
Need to go check that yard tomorrow.
:D



Or wondering if you can still scythe some more hay mulch off the pasture even though it has a few inches of snow on it...
 
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