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Waving from Texas! [Thank goodness its Fall]

 
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Howdy folks. I'm Bryn, and I'm born and raised in Texas, sadly. Since I cant quite make a mad dash for the snow, im doing what I can while the weather is cool-ish. (Summer absolutely MELTS me.)

My compost pile is my baby! I've loved watching it grow, and meeting all the bugs and worms. Currently my mom and I are building a raised bed and I'm tickled pink. I've learned how to use both a chainsaw and circular saw in the process.

I've been growing random things as the compost pile gets flipped and moved around. Potatoes, some lettuce, a random bit of celery that regrew from a chopped end.

I'm working within the bounds of a backyard, generally having a good time seeing improvements in the areas I've put my labor to. Picking up more building and outdoor maintenance skills. Good stuff.

Cheers for being able to work outside and cooler weather!

 
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Welcome to Permies! I also have a relationship with my compost pile. I named it Mt. Jerry, after a dear friend (not a Permie, but a goofball.)

 
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Welcome to Permies, fellow Texan!
As you're learning new skills with powertools and gardening, you may be interested in looking into the PEP Badge Bit system of building and documenting Permaculture and homesteading skills. There are badges for all kinds of things like woodworking with lumber, gardening, and tool-care. I find it very motivating and enjoy connecting with other "SKIPpers," and there's a potential for connecting aspiring homesteaders with landownership opportunity.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion Harmony! It actually looks like a really cool system. I’ll be taking a dive into reading a couple of the threads.
 
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