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Hi from Charlotte NC

 
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Hi,
I've signed up here at the forum because of a podcast episode about PEP Badge - Gardening. And the idea intrigued me and so I'll explore a little deeper.
I have a high-carbon low-redemption day job where I trade time for money to feed my family. I have probably paid for a whole missile, or at least several thousand bullets, with my taxes and I resent it. But until I can build a way out ...
So I have a couple acres I can do whatever I want with on weekends. I keep honey bees and am learning about natives. I keep a small annual garden and supply about a meal a week's worth of veggies from it (family of seven). So not much but a start. I raise enough poultry that we have about 30% of our meat.
I have a pond, and do not yet leverage that very well, as the fish that are established (large mouth bass, bluegill sunfish) are not a preferred food.
I have a few acres of beech-oak-sweetgum woods that could be much better utilized (turkeys? pigs? shade-herbs?)
Anyway, Hi from Charlotte!
 
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Heya Burly,
  Thanks for joining up. I look forward to hearing more about your projects, especially your bees!

  Be forewarned: You will be asked to change your name. Pseudonyms caused a lot of angst and hours and hours of work for the staff here, so they are no longer used.

   Let us know how you are doing on your PEP journey as you progress.

-Chris
 
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Welcome!  Many of us have slowly extricated ourselves from the machine to pursue better ways of living.  Just getting started, learning a bunch and tinkering with it will get you well on your way.  Sounds like you have a great chunk of land to play with.  PEP is a healthy gateway drug as well so start knocking out those badges.  I spend a lot of time on the PEP stuff so hopefully I'll see more of you over there
 
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Welcome Matthew!

How are you? How is the PEP going? I'm in Charlotte as well and would very much like to help out if that's something you need/want.

Best wishes,
Justin
 
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If you can get to the coast look us up for a visit.  We're in Oriental.
Doug
 
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Durham in da house.  Also, not to opinionate on your food preferences,  but have you tried the sunfish? They are widely regarded as one of the tastiest fish in the world.  Ill come down there and take them off your hands. 😄
 
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