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THANK YOU for sharing and please have an apple, I had not known about this!!!
 
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When you happily spend your birthday picking up free pallets for the many projects you want to make, and building a black soldier fly bin.  Oh happy day.
 
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When you have a file in your computer labeled "Garden Porn" for things that are just awesome cool things I'll probably never do, but are SO NEAT for daydreaming about.

I was just on this thread large pile of concrete, rubble, stones ~ what to do
and added these pictures to my Garden Porn collection for later drooling over...



oooh! Doubt I'll ever do it, but OOOH!!
Just flat Garden Porn :D
 
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When you walking in your garden and you greet unexpected "weeds" like you would unexpected friends.

"Hi plantain! I'm so glad you decided to show up!"

"St Johns Wort, you are looking lovely today!"

"Hey nettle, that's not the best spot for you right now but how about we go inside for a cup of tea?"

"Oh hello, I don't think we've met before. What's your name? Do you mind if I take a picture of you to share with my online friends so we can figure out who you are related to?" Ok maybe that last one I wouldn't say to an actual person. 😂
 
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When you have an idea, start a thread with a question and end up spending money at Baker Creek Seeds.
Gotta love being part of a community that tells you to do good things (buy seeds!) instead of bad ones.
:D
https://permies.com/t/189028/Crossing-Tomatillos-Ground-Cherries
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:When you have an idea, start a thread with a question and end up spending money at Baker Creek Seeds.
Gotta love being part of a community that tells you to do good things (buy seeds!) instead of bad ones.
:D
https://permies.com/t/189028/Crossing-Tomatillos-Ground-Cherries



Going to give those babies a try myself!

And because I must:

...you know you're a permie when you're out in the early morning peeing beside one of your summer squash plants and you apologize to the one a little further down the bed, promising to pee on that one tomorrow :D
 
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When I was thinking while I was working about an article I was reading on stress and depression, it asked various questions, including "Do you have meaningful conversations with your co-workers.?"
Why YES! Yes I do! Here's some pieces of the conversation from this morning:

You are on the wrong side of the fence, I'm over here now!
*MEOW!*
Well, walk around to the gate and come here.
*MEOW!*
Or jump the fence, I bet you can.
*MEOW!*
Gate! You know where the gate is!
*MEOW!*


Hey! Don't roll on my garlic!
*roll, roll, roll on the garlic*
You are flattening it!
*roll, roll, roll on the garlic*


*purr purr purr sniff! BITE!*
Hey! Why for you bite me?
*Don't rub my belly wearing gloves you have been killing stink beetles in!*
Good point....


Deep discussions with my co-worker  :D

 
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When one of the most useful functions on your cell phone is the 360 degree level. I like having a camera in my pocket, but I LOVE having a level! Can do slope too!

 
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When you justify exposure to many things that other folks would call gross or dirty by saying that you're just making your microbiome more diverse and resilient.

When you need an infographic in order for "normal" people to use your (composting) toilet.
 
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When the neighbor can tell what you are doing today just by looking at you...
Out working in the garden, in work clothes (flowered pants that are muddy, blue camisole, glove pouch at my waist, sun hat) when a neighbor yelled. I walked over to chat. She said "What are you planting today?" "Oh, I'm trying to replace stuff that died in the heat. I am planting beets, rutabaga, and a leaf amaranth. Put in some bush beans and daikon radishes yesterday." She giggled, pointed at me. I looked down. When I have seed packs open, if I put them back in the glove pouch they get spilled, so I had them sticking down my cleavage so they didn't spill...

:D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote: When I have seed packs open, if I put them back in the glove pouch they get spilled, so I had them sticking down my cleavage so they didn't spill...   :D

My chicken friend uses the same spot to store baby chicks if they need moving - nice and warm, but a bit ticklier than a seed packet!
 
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Jay Angler wrote:

Pearl Sutton wrote: When I have seed packs open, if I put them back in the glove pouch they get spilled, so I had them sticking down my cleavage so they didn't spill...   :D

My chicken friend uses the same spot to store baby chicks if they need moving - nice and warm, but a bit ticklier than a seed packet!


When I am raising infant kittens I keep them down my cleavage or in a pouch when they are too little to be left alone. I'm a marsupial!  My dad was talking to a guy once, said something about me, the guy said "That's the lady who was in here yesterday with the kitten down her bra?"  Yes. That would be me.
 
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When you go shopping at an Indian grocery store, bring home new types of beans...
Go to put them away, hm, where they go depends on whether they are food or seeds.
I have them germination testing, so I know where to put them  
:D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:When you go shopping at an Indian grocery store, bring home new types of beans...
Go to put them away, hm, where they go depends on whether they are food or seeds.
I have them germination testing, so I know where to put them  
:D


That was fast! We have germination! They are seed stock!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

Pearl Sutton wrote:When you go shopping at an Indian grocery store, bring home new types of beans...
Go to put them away, hm, where they go depends on whether they are food or seeds.
I have them germination testing, so I know where to put them  
:D


That was fast! We have germination! They are seed stock!



WOO HOO! Yippee Pearl! Congrats!!
 
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You know you're a permie when

You're overly excited that your brother is talking about the mycelium in his new garden bed!
 
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...your morning routine doesn't mean any fussing with hair or makeup, but you do spend a little extra time schlepping buckets and watering cans. Because there's a watering can in the kitchen that captures extra water from all sorts of things; plus a bucket to capture water in the shower. The bucket in the shower you also pee into! Then you take these outside to water plants before starting your day.
 
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... when even your garden stakes feel the urge to grow!

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If you can fix things with next to nothing.  I was on my way home to have a permies zoom meeting when the throttle cable broke.  

 
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when you're about to build something, so you look up pictures on the internet, and all the results for what you're looking for come from permies.com

or

when you're about to build something and you think... maybe I could do that with round wood instead.
 
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You know you are Permie when your curb side 'waste' keeps shrinking and your gardens are growing.
 
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Carl Schleg wrote:You know you are Permie when your curb side 'waste' keeps shrinking and your gardens are growing.



Welcome to permies Carl!!!

Sounds like you know you're a permie alright, and you know where we congregate on the interwebs! Enjoy the party.
 
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... when you are discovering that one of your neigbors has a mushroom farm and you're extra excited of all that mycelium waste you'll be integrated in your permie system !
 
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You take all mail (almost) take out plastic windows and bury in low spots on property, and cover with the dirt or clay you dug up.
 
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The table isn't for eating, it's for seed saving!
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Seed saving table
 
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Steve Thorn wrote:The table isn't for eating, it's for seed saving!



And for rooting cuttings.
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New cold hardy fig varieties I'm excited to try out.
 
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When it gets into your dreams...
Long complex dream that had a part where I was feeding a bunch of military guys, in a reality where planting crops anyplace but in the Duke's fields was a serious offense, I put all the seeds and pulp from all the squash I cooked up for them into big jars, was planning some intense guerilla gardening! About 3 gallons of seeds mixed with pulp. That's a LOT of planting to do! I was eyeing the highway edges....
 
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Haha, that's cool. We all work through problems and possibilities in our dream state; that's what it's for.

Except: you could put those hungry military guys to work, you know? Planting etc. Sgt. Pearl!
 
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...when your neighbors do their yard work with the phone. "Hey, you want to come get these pumpkins?"  "yes!"  "Good, saves me hauling them to the trash can!"
She had decorations out front, 2 normal jack o lantern type pumpkins, two other orange ones with warts, a big green cushaw, and a blue hubbard. The hubbard need to be cut, it's got damage. I think our pumpkin pies for thanksgiving will be made of blue hubbard :D
 
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When you are galvanized by posts that come up -- hey, that's just what I'm looking for! -- and discover you started the thread years earlier.

Wait, did I already post that observation in this thread? It's possible.
 
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