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“What State - or Country / Province - is everyone from?”
October 7, 2010
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cabingal
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I grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We moved to the Ouachita Mountains in 1989 and live on the original acreage of my great-grandparents homestead. We bought an old mobile home and lived in it until we built our house. It took us four years to build our cordwood cabin home~and it is still a work-in-progress in some places, LOL!  We are 'in the sticks' and love the beauty and privacy that we have out here. We are still trying to make the place into a true 'homestead'.

We have 20 something chickens, 7 cats, and two dogs.

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”~Laura Ingalls Wilder

October 7, 2010
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Ms. Donnie
Indiana
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We live in South-Central Indiana…bout 1/2 way between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, OH.   In a small rural town.  Hope to move back to my childhood area of SW Missouri in the next year or so. yes

October 8, 2010
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Meada
Mississippi
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I live in the Northeast part of Mississippi. I live in a small rual town, just east of Tupelo, MS.happy-flower

October 8, 2010
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CS
Kent, WA
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Born and raised in Southern California.  Moved to Seattle area 25 years ago to be near husband's family.

October 13, 2010
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jenni3247
ca
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I am new to the forum. I live about 35 miles east of San Francisco in Pleasanton.

Grew up a few miles from here in San Ramon.

Doesn't seem like there are alot of us from California.

October 13, 2010
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Kent, WA
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No, there doesn't ;-).  I know Pleasanton … my husband grew up south of SF.  We're moving back to that area (Santa Cruz mountains) in a few months.  It'll be nice to get out of all the rain — which didn't bother me when I was much younger, but it really does now! 

October 13, 2010
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jenni3247
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It has been so hot here. Today it was 92. This is crazy weather. I'll take some of your rain anyday.

As you know we don't get a drop from about May to Nov.

October 14, 2010
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It has been very interesting to read where everyone has been and now lives.

I was born and reared in Delaware and spent most of my summers down in the hills of Va.  I had great grandparents.  After marrying my love we started moving around.  We've lived in England, Texas, Idaho, Ohio, Virginia, and spent one year pretty mobile with most of the time spent in Mississippi.  We bought a piece of land in Gandeevilee, W.V. a few years ago.  A little over a year ago the children and I moved into the small cabin that is on the land.  Here we will stay while my love finishes out his career in the Air Force.  We have over 20 chickens now, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  We'd like to have some goats and a couple of our own cows.  Eventually it will happen.

October 14, 2010
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Miss Judy
West Central MO
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Sarah Grace, I envy you! (not really I have a good life i'd just like a cabin in the hills yes) It sounds as though your life is blessed.

October 14, 2010
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I am from western Manitoba, Canada. I have always been a prairie girl, living in a few different places both in Manitoba and in Saskatchewan. I have also spent time down in Wyoming and South Dakota, and explored a few states while I was south of the border.

October 14, 2010
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DarleneS
Columbus, Ohio
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I was born and raised in Indianapolis but moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1972. Been here ever since.snuggle

October 27, 2010
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LisaG
Hemlock, MI
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Hi, I'm from Hemlock, Michigan. Born and raised here, but after I got married we moved to Ellijay, Georgia. After two years we came back. It was so beautiful there. Is anybody out there from Georgia?

October 27, 2010
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BuckeyeGirl
N.E. Ohio
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Be sure to wave to my brother or his wife when you pass them near Hemlock LisaG !!!

Located in N.E. Ohio

October 27, 2010
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Eastern Maine
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I am new here, love this site!

Maine…my family has been here since 1803! Anyone else here from New England?

I grew up on a farm, wish I was still there. We do have a small 3-acre place out in the country. Have a flower garden and a few veggies, no animals. Just wild animals!

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

October 27, 2010
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Paws_Bakery
Southern Ontario
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I have lived in Southern Ontario, Canada all my life.  Probably never moved more than a 20 minute trip.

I have always wanted to live somewhere with some land… at least a few acres.  I have 3 dogs and 2 grown children. 

I spend most of my weekends in Waterford, MI where my boy friend lives.  He has 2 cats, so it's a full house on the weekends. 

I'm having a great time getting know people here. 

Hugs Cheryl

December 25, 2010
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Hi My name is Becky. I am from Farson, Wyoming a small farming community of 5oo people. I lived in Salt Lake City, UT for the last ten years before moving to Grangeville, Idaho where I live with my husband and dog on 4.5 acres, I hope to finally get my garden area this year.

December 26, 2010
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Miss Dana
Georgia
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LisaG, I'm from Georgia!  Wish I could have met you when you were in Ellijay.  What part were you in?

 

I have lived in the Atlanta area most all my life.  We're about half an hour south of the Atlanta airport in a sleepy town where folks drive golf carts around town on over 80 miles of paths and pick local grown strawberries.  It's quaint but not very country so we bought a little cottage in Ellijay on a mountain and go there about every two weeks.  

"It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Mama

December 26, 2010
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Hi! I live on a 40 acre farm that has been in the family since 1900 and me and my hubby are restoring the “old lady”. We live in  Cabot, Pa. about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh. We just sold our herd of black agnus cows in Sept. as my hubby ihas his bladder out with stage iv cancer. We just love it here in the country and we have 2 pet chickens and quite a few cats.

December 26, 2010
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Bel Air Maryland
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Nancy and I have lived on the same half acre in Harford county Maryland since 1971. When we bought the place we were the third house from the end of the road. Now there are about five hundred more houses back there. I am a congenital tightwad and live by the philosphy that what you don't spend you don't have to earn. As a consequence I shop carefully and keep a sharp eye for food when it is on sale or up against the sell by date.

We have no pets now but I feed a fox out the back door. All of my table scraps go out and in the morning they are always gone. sometimes i catch a glimpse of it. Had a red shoulder hawk picking stock pot meat scraps from the bird feeder yesterday.

December 26, 2010
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Wow, talk about “we are the world” — 

Northeast Arkansas here, on the Ridge 40 miles from Memphis, TN… ten acres, very little under any good use at all. Buffet type gardening… one of these and two of those… (LOL); chickens, guineafowl, dogs, cats.. had to tear down the old (100+ years) house before it fell down. Snow literally blew though the windows and not a straight line in the whole place.  New house is snug as a bug.  When we bought the place in 1992, it was covered with kudzu and weeds.  We literally found a car when we started clearing! 

My family came to this county in 1863, walking behind an oxcart train from North Carolina, and family genealogy leads us back to Wales at about 1600 for sure.  

Being retired is great, so I did it twice… from a software manufacturer (user's guide area),  then a community college.  Being home again is even greater than being able to retire.  I love sitting at the breakfast table watching about 20 cardinals and other unknown birds around the seven bird feeders.

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