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October 14, 2013
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BuckeyeGirl
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Welcome Deb, I'm a deb too, better known here as BuckeyeGirl, and welcome to the flock!  It sounds like you've got your hands full, but it sounds like it's fun too.  Have fun and don't be shy about commenting on things you know about, and asking questions about anything you don't!  ladybug

Located in N.E. Ohio

February 15, 2014
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Hi, I'm Cindi (aka Domestic Goddess).  I joined this site as of August last year, and never seem to get around to introducing myself, so I thought I best post an introduction.  I'm 58, married to the love of my life for 36 years, and have 3 daughters and 1-granddaughter.  I'm from Wisconsin, live in the country, and consider myself to be a country girl at heart.  I enjoy blogging, cooking, baking, collecting cookbooks, and reading about the paranormal.  I certainly 'am looking forward to being a member of this forum, and getting to know others who post here as well. wave

February 19, 2014
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Hi, my name is Linda. I am married, have 5 children and 7 grandkids. I live way way in the boonies of west Virginia, all utility lines stop 3 miles away and nearest neighbor is 6 miles. I enjoy gardening, sewing, reading, cooking, hiking, jersey cows, and just living simply.

April 4, 2014
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Hello my name is Michele. I started soaping last fall and fell in love with all things soap, and body care related. I would like to create my own body care products for my family. I make HP and CP soaps regularly and am learning LS. That is what brought me to this forum but I see that this will be a great group of those interested in sustainable living. That is my goal. Thanks for having me!

August 17, 2014
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Hi!  My name is Sandy, I'm 64, retired 2 years ago, live in the Albany, NY area, and recently began learning to bake bread.  I've been married to a wonderful man -- Wally -- for almost 31 years, have 4 stepchildren and 8 grandchildren.  I also love to read and enjoy crocheting, quilting and sewing.  I'm a learner at all of it!  Planning to start a garden, but probably won't be for awhile as we're thinking about moving to either Tennessee or Florida -- last winter here in upstate New York was a killer!

March 9, 2015
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BreaHouston
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Hi, all!

I just discovered this website yesterday and have spent hours enjoying being here on it.  I love to bake bread (made without recipes) just to see what will happen. I love to make Ricotta cheese and will be trying my hand at making Cream Cheese very soon. 

 Gardening is a passion of mine, with the focus on growing everything heirloom since I try hard to save seeds to use the following year.    The lineup for this 2015 season is: Blue Hubbard Squash, crookneck summer squash, green pole beans, cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes, (maybe one or two larger tomatoes, head lettuce, onions, garlic.  I might do one eggplant, not sure yet, but I think I'd rather use the space for beets/beet greens. 

I read  - somewhere on some gardening site - (last year) that if you like the garlic you buy that's in the grocery store, then you should consider planting that in your garden instead of spending the money on expensive nursery-grown garlic types which you may or may not like.  That made sense to me, so since I need to watch my pennies, I decided I'd rather spend my money on fertilizer rather than on gourmet garlic cloves. (which are VERY expensive).

 Therefore, a few days ago when Market Basket had some old garlic that was already sprouting and the price was marked way down, I scarfed it up.  I broke the cloves apart, removed their papery skin and now have them sitting upright in a dish of water on my windowsill to get the roots to sprout.  Later on I'll transplant them into paper cups and then plant the entire paper cup along the edges of my 2 raised beds so the roots won't get jostled more than is necessary.

I definitely have spring fever.  Soooo tired of looking outside at snow everywhere!  There hasn't been this much snow in many years here and at the rate things are melting, we could be going outdoors to pick icicles to put in our 4th of July beverages!

I live with my brother and we have 3 elderly cats and 1 small dog (maltese/shitzu mix).  His name is Sammy and he is 13 years old.  He came from a kill shelter last year when his people gave him and his elderly sister up. We took both of them but Kira died 2 weeks ago today from a seizure.  Sammy is having a rough time so we are spending as much time with him as possible, giving extra attention.  It's going to be a long uphill climb, I'm afraid.  But thank God he was with us when his beloved Kira died!   

They came from an abusive, neglected situation and here both of them finally got to be loved and cherished.  One of Kira's last treats (her favorite!) was a carton of Chinese ribs from a Chinese restaurant.  (Of course it had to be doled out to her.  And she looked so comical wandering around carrying each rib by it's center - like a big smile - on her face as she tried to decide where to eat it.)

For such a tiny little dog, she sure left a huge hole in all of our hearts.

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My brother bought this house in October 2013.  It has 4 1/2 acres (half is cleared around the house) waveand we moved in before winter.  This is my dream home!  1064 sq. feet, 2 bedrooms and lots of wildlife.  Every window in the house looks out on NO NEIGHBORS!!!    (Yup, we've got 'em, it's just that they are far away).

Well, I could go on and on and on.....but I'll spare you.  :-)     (For now).

 

Hugs to all,  wave

Brea

November 10, 2016
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Hello, I'm Julie and I live in western North Carolina and I'm in my mid-50's. I grew up and raised my children in California and moved to our 2 1/2 acre woods here in 2005. I have two grown sons.

I live with my husband and our dog, cat, 12 chickens (Buff Orpington and Americana)  and 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats. I don't know if you could call what I do proper homesteading, but I do love the idea of raising some of my own food and living in the country. 

My hobbies include the animals, of course, as well as cooking, soap-making, reading and research. Future plans include adding pigs and turkeys to our menagerie and figuring out a way to have a successful garden when living in the woods. Nice to meet you all!

March 24, 2017
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tammathau said
My name is Tammy.  I am 41(kinda scary when you see it in print!), married with 2 kids.  I have been happily married for 19 years.  My daughter is 17 and a senior in high school.  My son is 15 and a freshman.  My kids are my world.

I live in the Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana area.  I am about 15 miles from Purdue University.  We like in a tiny, dying old town of about 200 people.  I am a secretary in a small office and love my job.  In fact, I am hard at work right now! Laughing

I have a female boxer who is my spoiled rotten baby.  We also have 2 cats, Izzy and Butternuts(yellow boy kitty, hence the name!).

Right now I have a very small garden but plan on enlarging it in the spring.  I like to cook and preserve.  I also LOVE to read and will read about anything!  

Hi, I'm new and I can't figure out how to post on your site. Is there an icon that I need to select? Where. I can browse the forum but can't post to it. Cee

March 29, 2017
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I am a transplanted West Virginian, now living in Florida.  I love the mountains but can no longer handle the winters.  I just finished reading "Chickens in the Road" and LOVED it!.  I immediately sent a copy to my granddaughter living in Birch River.  She also puts clothes on her animals and used to blog about what she calls "The Funny Farm."  So many parallels. . .I'm sure you'll hear from her once she has read the book!  Thank you for sharing your animal stories, your experiences, and of course, all the recipes.

Now, a little about me.  I am now 74, born in Beckley, lived in Princeton for a while before moving to Florida the first time.  I bounced back and forth most of my life.  We lived in Summersville most of the years my daughters were in school where I had a cake baking and decorating business and taught classes.  My other career was as a medical transcriptionist, which I loved.  Now one daughter lives in FL and one is in WV (Davisville, near Parkersburg).  

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