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Gurkan Yeniceri wrote:You prepare a calendar for Southern Hemisphere and write equinox and solstice dates as well as space for blossom and graft dates.

Because everything here is upside down




We're not upside down, all those Northerners are upside down!


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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS THREAD!!! LOL  

after reading all of the follow ups...i can honestly say i am speechless for one of the first times in my life!!! all i know for sure now is that I AM A PERMIE!!! LOL
 
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teri morgan wrote:LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS THREAD!!! LOL  

after reading all of the follow ups...i can honestly say i am speechless for one of the first times in my life!!! all i know for sure now is that I AM A PERMIE!!! LOL



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...when you realize that your floss is made of just cotton and beeswax, and so can be composted or used as firestarter, and your ecstatic that you can keep the resources on your property and you don't have to add it to the landfill! (It's the little things, LOL!)
 
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I spoke with a friend last night - we've known each other just shy of 50 years. I mentioned the term "food forest" and she asked "what's a food forest?"

And I guess I am so permie-fied that I was a bit shocked she'd never heard that term. So I explained and she got it right away though it made me quite sad for some reason. It felt like quite the chasm or divide in our friendship.

So I came here to feel better and read others' fun examples in this thread. And it helped.
 
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I know how you feel, Jocelyn. My best friend of 55 years doesn't understand Permaculture, food forest etc, or agree with the  concept of growing her own food. I just avoid the subject now.....
 
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I had a "omg I'm such a permie" moment the other day. Was talking to my dad about the house and land I'm trying to buy, and he thought of just sbout every problem he could. I had a quick answer for each one.

Dad: the electric isn't hooked up and all the wires need replaced.
Me: I was planning on putting solar in anyways. It might cost $4000 for rewiring the whole house, but starting solar in just the addon is like $600.
D:  there is cracks in the plaster in the attic, that all needs sheetrock.
M: i will just mix up some lime and hair and fine sand and patch it.
D: the oil furnace doesn't work, how are you going to heat the house?
M: rocket mass heater.
D: there is a hole in the wall, how are you gonna fix it if its rotted?
M: it's a timberframe building. The hole is not near a beam. It just needs a siding replacement in a few spots.
D: what about your equipment?
M: for what?
D: farming
M: I need a scythe and a seed drill. Other than that I don't figure on needing anything.

This back and forth continued for about an hour and a half. He would come up with some problem, and I with its sollution. I noted the contrast between the negative problem focus of my Dad and the positive sollution focus I had cultivated.






 
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When your dad is trying to help weed your hugle bed, he asks "is this a weed?" and you respond "it's a weed with a purpose, let it get bigger for now".
 
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Christopher LaFon wrote:When your dad is trying to help weed your hugle bed, he asks "is this a weed?" and you respond "it's a weed with a purpose, let it get bigger for now".



I got in a row once over what was and wasn't a weed. Wanting to keep lambsquarters and goldenrod is apparently a grave sin to those that like a clean and tidy garden.
 
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A high school kid helping me looked at me weird when I said "...and don't step on this plant"  "it's a weed...?"  "It's monarda, I like monarda." "ok.. Is this an important weed?"  "you can step there" (he steps on a plant) I said "It IS a weed I want, but there's a lot of them, so I can sacrifice that one!" He was very puzzled. He asked me at one point "what's this weed?" I tasted it. "You just eat weeds?!"  "Actually I know what I'm doing, but yeah, I eat weeds."

Really different realities there. He had never looked at weeds before, and I look at them all. And eat them :D
 
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...you go running around outside to recharge your energy!

...you realize your moods are heavily affected by the seasons and sun!
(felt pretty darn depressed and anxious during the Winter and pretty pessimistic, and I'm starting to feel much better and have a more positive outlook as the days are getting longer!)
(also, I was feeling more anxious and worried in the morning, but I'm feeling more energetic, less worried, and more excited as the sun gets higher in the sky!)

..you go dashing through the melting snow!
 
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When your garden plan includes a location for the Japanesse Beetle trap because you know some of them will fall to the ground nearby and lay eggs,
That will hatch into grubs,
That will attract moles,
That will dig tunnels,
That will act as a swale.
 
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When you drive back from your day job with a painfully full bladder because you can't bear the thought of your garden missing out!
 
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When a hydroponic design calls for 2 liter soda bottles and you're not sure quite where to find them.  Then you see your neighbor's recycling bin on Friday morning has a few in it so you develop a new routine.
 
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Mike - we xall that 'Wombling' down our way. I do it all the time. We have community bins here so - our World is their empty fruit boxes and water bott,es.
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