Growing Zone 7b, humid

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by josephinesped, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. josephinesped

    josephinesped New Member

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    Actually, I've lived in Western USA, Heartland USA, and Southwest USA, but was born in the Deep South and have returned. I am about a half-century full of watching life and societies: I am a natural sociologist. I like keeping any money that comes my way, so I like being as self-sufficient as i can be in whatever circumstances I am in.

    It's not that I don't spend money, but I like spending it so I need less money the next month/year/whenever--spend it on solar panels (I had a good start on a whole-house solar system, and it got stolen.), on garden seeds (I have some that are a decade old, and sometimes I just dump a bunch in a garden row and see what still germinates.), on informative books/Internet connection. I am not perfect about anything that I do, and yet I enjoy doing a variety of activities and skills and look to develop some more.

    Currently I rent on an acre of land in the country, with crumby city water, and a semi-busy road in front of the old house. I have put in some blueberry bushes, almonds, peaches, apples, hazelnuts, strawberries, gardening beds.
    I am an internationally recognized poet.
    I'm a Technician level Amateur Radio Operator--with some waning code skills.
    I'd love to build a clay cooking stove to use in an outdoor, split-log kitchen that I have not built yet, either.
    My back is weakened from a short leg, so I take it easy a lot of weeks.
    I tried being vegan for a few years, vegetarian for about a half-year, am the meat-eater, O blood type so neither of these worked long-term, (But I loved saving on food money.)
    I like animals but I still can kill one if I need it. I have butchered a bunch of chickens and have helped with a goat and a sheep.
    My favorite activity is orchard work.
    I have learned about the big variety of fruiting bushes, in the past decade.
    I want to set-up a battery-charger that I can run from my bicycle.

    Most people really like me at first, but once they realize that I am not them plus me, they get disillusioned. I don't know how I set-up this expectation; maybe because I am open to humanity in general and I usually accept people in whatever condition that I initially find them. I do expect people to seek new skills and experiences all during life, and maybe once that is apparent, they feel betrayed, or something? As far as I can tell, there is no unconditional love anywhere in this Universe. Such an utter acceptance would breed stagnation and, eventually, chaos.

    I believe that it does not take a lot of money to educate a child, just a teacher who will look the child in the eyes and enjoy explaining anything to him/her.
    My definition of good parenting is for the Mother to invite the child into, primarily, the Mother's life--letting the child/children learn how to live in the home, how to do some cooking and simple sewing repairs, gardening a bit, and such. Doing things with children is much better than doing things for them, though young ones do need almost everything done for them up-front.
     
  2. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    Welcome to the forum. :wave:
     

  3. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    Welcome, glad to have you!
     
  4. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    :welcome: Share what you know. Ask what you don't. :wave:
     
  5. Littlebit

    Littlebit Well-Known Member

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    :wave: Glad to meet Ya!
     
  6. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    WELCOME, :welcome:josephinesped from a long time preparer. Look forward to your replies and posts.
     
  7. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    I don't ussually answer these 'cause I am new here myself, but it sound like you have your "stuff" together, hope to read some interesting posts from you :)
     
  8. neil-v1

    neil-v1 Old Member

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    Welcome! You have joined a great site!
     
  9. carlnet

    carlnet carl.net

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    josephinesped,
    I am interested in your almond trees. Did you plant using seed or buy the trees already growing? I ask because I have read that most almonds sold commercially in the US have been either chemically or heat pasteurized therefor you cannot plant them and expect them to grow. So I was wondering where you got your unpasteurized almonds if you panted from seed.


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