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Jan Lesley…you are awesome!
 
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Angela Wilcox wrote:Jan Lesley…you are awesome!



Thank you, but no - just got the gift of the gab, coupled with knowing when to shut the heck up, 🤣
 
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You know you are a permie when...
The thing you learn on a random day cracks you up.
Today I went to check a garden bed I had amended recently with kitchen scraps, I had put them in a nice neat line, under a thick layer of straw.
And the armadillo had come grocery shopping, as expected. My mom has been juicing a lot, there's some stuff in there in quantity. At the top end of the line was a half lemon rind that had been cleaned out by the juicer. It had been chewed up a bit, but not eaten.
All of the rest of the way down the line, there would be a hole in the straw, and any lemon peels had been thrown about 18 inches away.
I visualize the armadillo saying "oh ICK! I don't like this!" then digging for something good, "OH EW! NOT THESE THINGS!" (Fling!!!)

So today I learned that armadillos not only don't like lemon rinds, they can throw them pretty far :D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:You know you are a permie when...
The thing you learn on a random day cracks you up.
Today I went to check a garden bed I had amended recently with kitchen scraps, I had put them in a nice neat line, under a thick layer of straw.
And the armadillo had come grocery shopping, as expected. My mom has been juicing a lot, there's some stuff in there in quantity. At the top end of the line was a half lemon rind that had been cleaned out by the juicer. It had been chewed up a bit, but not eaten.
All of the rest of the way down the line, there would be a hole in the straw, and any lemon peels had been thrown about 18 inches away.
I visualize the armadillo saying "oh ICK! I don't like this!" then digging for something good, "OH EW! NOT THESE THINGS!" (Fling!!!)

So today I learned that armadillos not only don't like lemon rinds, they can throw them pretty far :D



Well, now I also learned that Armadillo don't like lemon rinds and can throw them pretty far.... not sure what use that will be in Australia, however I think I'm just as likely to need that info as anyone else in Australia, and I'll be the one who knows!

I love this place where I can learn that. I won't remember what I had for breakfast, but will remember this jewel until my dying day.
In exchange, I can offer that possums don't like tomatoes. They find this out by taking a single bite out of each and every one, but they don't toss them. Chomp and drop.
 
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When the apt maintenance guy has given up on wanting to spray in "my" part of the landscape, which keeps expanding because I infect the neighbors with flowers that support bees. When the whole building now asks what kind of tomatoes this year & they know I have to expand because you rotate crops. When I sweep up the pinecones & pine needles for mulch quick before maintenance guy brings out the noisy gas powered sidewalk cleaner thingy. When I "take out" the recycle daily and the volume in the bin goes down (&  I do use it). When the owner offers to pay me for what I'm already doing, Hooray!
 
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When your little boy says "dad, does it always wain when wewe doing chowes?". Yes son, in the spring it rains almost every day.  Now he is 18 planting, picking, and doing chores in the rain and doesn't even think about it.  It is a normal thing to him.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:You know you are a permie when...
The thing you learn on a random day cracks you up.
Today I went to check a garden bed I had amended recently with kitchen scraps, I had put them in a nice neat line, under a thick layer of straw.
And the armadillo had come grocery shopping, as expected. My mom has been juicing a lot, there's some stuff in there in quantity. At the top end of the line was a half lemon rind that had been cleaned out by the juicer. It had been chewed up a bit, but not eaten.
All of the rest of the way down the line, there would be a hole in the straw, and any lemon peels had been thrown about 18 inches away.
I visualize the armadillo saying "oh ICK! I don't like this!" then digging for something good, "OH EW! NOT THESE THINGS!" (Fling!!!)

So today I learned that armadillos not only don't like lemon rinds, they can throw them pretty far :D



*LOL* I am dying here. way too funny ! I can see  that Armadillo just chucking them out of the bed like mad!
 
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When your partner walks in with a pot they left in the outdoor kitchen and says, "Turns out millipedes aren't very good at washing dishes", and rather than responding with disgust and confusion, you start musing about the feasibility of a millipede based dish pre-treating set up.
 
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(Just to mix things up) You might *not* be a permie if...
You've heard the call of the wild... and you let it go straight to voicemail.
 
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You know you are a permie when....
You are at the grocery store, and there's a dead bug on the floor. Instead of saying "Ew a dead bug on the floor of the store!" you look close. "Oooh, a dead fritillary  of some sort. Poor little pollinator! :( "


 
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…when you’re staying with a friend and she mentions how she’s been wanting to put together healthier foaming soap in her saved dispensers and you’re happy to take care of that for her.
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When on Tuesday, a local friend asks if you have any goat milk (or replacer) on hand, for the fawn her mom is trying to get to the rescue, half a days drive away; on Wednesday, another local friend is begging you to take another friend's baby goats(but they're NOT the ones you're looking for); on Thursday night, you have an ER visit with the vet, for your sick goat(no - she didn't make it); on Friday morning, you discover 3 newly hatched ducklings; then on Monday, another local friend asks if you can take half a dozen of the 30 pullets she bought 9wks ago, thinking she was getting a straight run (mixed sexes)!!



 
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You know your a Permie when your father in law wants to talk about national politics and what he and I are doing in response to it.  I explain that my strategy involves the following:
Keeping an eye on local politics in hopes of not getting more regulations and higher property taxes.
Volunteering in my community and teaching interested friends how to garden.
Working on projects with my neighbors and becoming better friends with them.
Converting more of my yard into food producing plants with the plan to share the excess production with friends, family, and neighbors.  
Buying as much as I can from local farms in the area to reduce my needs on food that depends on long supply chains.
Cooking and preserving more home grown food make use of all our food production.
Making homestead improvements that reduce energy needs and lower our daily cost of living including solar, more water catchment, and fencing.
All of this improves my quality of life and increases my resilience no matter what happens inside the DC beltway.  

What really makes me a permie is that  my father in law got it and had an Ah-Ha moment right then and there.  He finally gets why we are living this way. We not only like gardening, its health benefits, and the fresh food but also makes us more resilient  while navigating the current chaotic and potentially difficult times.  


 
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When you've worked outside all day on a nice 88 deg day and they cancel soft ball games, because the kids are too hot.  I wonder what they're going to do when it gets hot?  I'm thinking the corn and the sorghum really appreciate these temps.  Maybe I have c4 plant genes in my skin.
 
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When your teenage daughter asks, "Mo-om, can I PLEASE get some chemically, non-natural shampoo?" (A direct quote) And after discussions on why the answer is still no, a few weeks later she decides, on her own, to try going part-time poo-less instead.
 
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you know you're a permie when people admire your flowers and you start explaining how this one is edible and that one is edible AND feeds the local bees and that one by the bush that has fruit in the fall pulls up minerals for the bush & can be used for soap. And you ask them if you can trade tomatoes for coffee grounds, and oh by the way can I have that cardboard you're carrying to the recycle
 
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When your neighbor, who is moving in a couple weeks, brings over five giant blueberry bushes in his tractor for you because he doesn't know if the new owners will appreciate them as much as he knows you will appreciate them.

(Edited to add- if the new neighbors are the kind of people who don't appreciate blueberry bushes, I'm determined to convert them and I'll give them back some blueberries 😆)
 
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Carla Burke wrote:When on Tuesday, a local friend asks if you have any goat milk (or replacer) on hand, for the fawn her mom is trying to get to the rescue, half a days drive away; on Wednesday, another local friend is begging you to take another friend's baby goats(but they're NOT the ones you're looking for); on Thursday night, you have an ER visit with the vet, for your sick goat(no - she didn't make it); on Friday morning, you discover 3 newly hatched ducklings; then on Monday, another local friend asks if you can take half a dozen of the 30 pullets she bought 9wks ago, thinking she was getting a straight run (mixed sexes)!!


YIKES!! That's a busy week!

I hope the fawn makes it. I have a friend who used to be a wildlife rehab volunteer. My 4 years in Wildlife and Fisheries didn't teach me the hands-on stuff that she knows!

Best thoughts to the goats! Babies and others. I hope you find the ones you're looking for!
 
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I never heard any more about the fawn, so I've no idea. We lost 2 of the ducklings - presumably to the heat. My surviving goats are all good. We didn't get any of the other ones - I'm working on developing a very specific set of traits in a specific breed, and have no interest in bringing other breeds to our farm. The goat we lost was my personal favorite (more pet, than simply stock), and she was key to our breeding program, which has now been set back by about 2yrs. But, we did take the 6 pullets, and they've integrated very well, into our flock. Farm life is a mixed bag.
 
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Jenny Wright wrote:When your neighbor, who is moving in a couple weeks, brings over five giant blueberry bushes in his tractor for you because he doesn't know if the new owners will appreciate them as much as he knows you will appreciate them.

(Edited to add- if the new neighbors are the kind of people who don't appreciate blueberry bushes, I'm determined to convert them and I'll give them back some blueberries 😆)



At first I read this and thought, "Score!"
But then again, along with gaining some berries, there's also the underlying loss of such a great neighbor, too.  So that's sad.
 
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K Eilander wrote:

Jenny Wright wrote:When your neighbor, who is moving in a couple weeks, brings over five giant blueberry bushes in his tractor for you because he doesn't know if the new owners will appreciate them as much as he knows you will appreciate them.

(Edited to add- if the new neighbors are the kind of people who don't appreciate blueberry bushes, I'm determined to convert them and I'll give them back some blueberries 😆)



At first I read this and thought, "Score!"
But then again, along with gaining some berries, there's also the underlying loss of such a great neighbor, too.  So that's sad.


I know! We are really sad about them moving!
 
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When you're travelling on public transport and eye up the municipal planting for useful plants whilst eating your picnic in the city centre.

"Hmm, lavender - good aromatic herb, culinary flavouring, small leaved lime - salad leaves, Gaultheria shallon - floweirng nicely, pity I won't be here for the berries"
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leigh gates wrote:When the apt maintenance guy has given up on wanting to spray in "my" part of the landscape, which keeps expanding because I infect the neighbors with flowers that support bees. When the whole building now asks what kind of tomatoes this year & they know I have to expand because you rotate crops. When I sweep up the pinecones & pine needles for mulch quick before maintenance guy brings out the noisy gas powered sidewalk cleaner thingy. When I "take out" the recycle daily and the volume in the bin goes down (&  I do use it). When the owner offers to pay me for what I'm already doing, Hooray!



That's the dream deal for apartment living!

I don't have a usable garden space around the apartment building unfortunately.
 
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Carla Burke wrote:When on Tuesday, a local friend asks if you have any goat milk (or replacer) on hand, for the fawn her mom is trying to get to the rescue, half a days drive away; on Wednesday, another local friend is begging you to take another friend's baby goats(but they're NOT the ones you're looking for); on Thursday night, you have an ER visit with the vet, for your sick goat(no - she didn't make it); on Friday morning, you discover 3 newly hatched ducklings; then on Monday, another local friend asks if you can take half a dozen of the 30 pullets she bought 9wks ago, thinking she was getting a straight run (mixed sexes)!!




OMG LOL! "These are not the goats you're looking for" Just throw a couple of Jawas into that and you have a blockbuster film trilogy...
"Fawn Wars" "The Ducklings Strike Back" "The Return of the Veterinarian" I'm dying.....🤣🤣🤣 But I was sorry to hear about the goat.
 
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OMG LOL! "These are not the goats you're looking for" Just throw a couple of Jawas into that and you have a blockbuster film trilogy...
"Fawn Wars" "The Ducklings Strike Back" "The Return of the Veterinarian" I'm dying.....🤣🤣🤣 But I was sorry to hear about the goat.



ROFL!! Annnd, hubby is a major Star Wars fan!
 
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...when I see my entire field covered in dandelions and the bees dance, and my heart feels like it's hit the jackpot.

...when I see my strawberries happily producing wildly underneath my fruit trees among the comfrey, lupines, chives, cosmos and columbines that all of a sudden decided to live in harmony together.

...when I can walk among the vegetables and see white clover growing.

...when I run out during hot days to check the birdbath I set out just for the bees and get all worried when it's dry, then I replenish that watering station and readjust the pebbles so the bees can have a place to sit and drink.

...when I realize that, in this second season of applying permaculture to my orchard, berry patch and vegetable gardens, as well as the perennials I plant both for ornamental and herbal use are all beautiful, harmonious and perfect, that I've finally found what the meaning of life on earth is: to steward, to share, to provide, to harvest and to survive together with nature.

Yep. I'm a permie!
 
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You know you are a permie when

Youre scythed strawball from  youre BB submission are drying in your living room 🤣
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... when you get invited to an old friend's for a Canada BBQ with mostly her family and a few friends. There were a bunch of dogs there too. So you ask one of the sons (~30 year old) how many of his friends have dogs. Answer: a lot. So you ask about how much they paid for their young dog. Answer: a lot. You ask how much dog food costs. Answer: a lot. You ask if they ever compost their pet's poop. Answer: not recommended. So you proceed to enlighten them about how a banty chicken is a much cheeper pet (OK cheaper pet), whose poop can be composted for their garden, who can actually *help* you garden by controlling bugs and eating your weeds, has plenty of personality, and lays perfectly edible eggs (although about quail sized). Hopefully, I got them thinking a little!
 
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When you find yourself screaming to your husband that, "That's IT!! I really hope you like squirrel, cuz we're gonna EAT every fookin' one we see, from now on!" Why? Well, it's a very permie thing to make "the problem" be "the solution". The squirrels are eating my crops, before I can harvest them - so I'll eat them, instead. Though, I don't think they'll make a very good peach cobbler or fiddlehead fern saute. GRRRRRRRRR....
 
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Sarah Elizabeth wrote:You know you're a permie when...

You are moving and everything is in boxes in storage except your seeds which you refuse to let out of your sight.  When you miss your garden, you get out the seeds and "re-organise" the boxes to make yourself feel better.  

         
When everyone knows NOT to take my bag of various seeds out of the refrigerator
 
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Yes, so much so! I also have dreams of having such a natural home that when I sweep the floor, it's just actual dirt and food bits, and I can sweep it up and put it straight into the compost.


I do that any way because I know what-all comes into my house and everyone has to take off shoes

 
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"You know you're a permie when you save string from feed bags."

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randal cranor wrote:"You know you're a permie when you save string from feed bags."

My friend's bored mom, braids our feed bag strings and then I use it for tying together trellises for my garden. There's no way I have time to braid it myself, but "mom" doesn't speak much English and is over on an extended visit, so she braids and I send cute duckling pictures and plants for their tiny garden!
 
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When you start your day by praising the spider who lives above the bathroom sink and drops his dead victims into the sink. Discussing the body count with arachnids at dawn!
 
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When you wash the slug slime off your kitchen shears (because you must do the ducks' work!) before using the shears on a lock of your own hair. And it's likely too gross to post about on other social media, but not here!

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I had been out the back gate, 4 foot chain link fence with chain link gate. I started to shut the gate, and a swallowtail came charging at me, about waist high, looking like it was saying "Wait! Wait! Don't shut it yet!!" (Because you KNOW a 4 foot chain link fence will keep butterflies out!)  
I held the gate, the butterfly came in, I told it "The zinnias are over there, the water is right there, enjoy your stay!!"

You know you are a permie when you can add "Butterfly Concierge" to your resume  :D
 
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You know you're a permie when your chicken poops in your living room (because she can stay indoors when she needs some extra care) and when you clean it up you think "this will make good compost".
 
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…when you become bright eyed and bushy tailed (or at least figuratively speaking) when seeing permies.com on Telegram. *Swoon*

I can now find cool & clever permaculture memes, pictures and links in one easily cell phone accessible place.

Thanks to whoever in permies land is making that happen!

Source: https://t.me/PermiesCommunity
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