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Ken Peavey
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Have some good news you want to share?  Here's the place.  C'mon, you been bustin' loose to tell someone, go ahead and share it with us.
 
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I got a raise today!

I hope someone tells me what I'm doing right.
 
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Woot! Congrats to you Ken!! 
 
                          
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Stuck to my guns and beat the Bastards 

after many years of fighting the insurance company, iv'e finally won my rights, and the pay out is within sight, years of saying workers compensation, where is it, never gave up but came bloody close at times

congrats on ya pay rise Ken, looking good on both sides of the globe
 
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I'm in touch with your victory.  Good for you.
 
                          
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Thanks Ken
 
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My new hens have started to lay.  Found an egg this morning.  What a relief.  I don't know how I got by for 5 months without fresh eggs every day.
 
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My resident greenhouse frog started croaking today as it warmed up, spring is coming.
 
                    
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I was just graciously loaned the book that will guide our apiary pursuits.  The Barefoot Beekeeper by PJ Chandler is a short excellent read all about small scale beekeeping with top bar hives.  His philosophy reminds me of Fukuoka's.  Do-nothing (as close as it gets) beekeeping!  www.biobees.com is his site.
 
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what a beautiful thread ken!

my good news is that I'm here. I can smell the wet cool air while standing on the porch. I can feel it on my skin. I caught a glimpse of my sleeping daughter in the dark room. the cat is trying to crawl in my lap and I refuse him just like happens every single morning. life is wonderful.
 
                    
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SUNSHINE!!! For the first time in weeks.  Glaring off the snow..making mists....mmmmm soaking it up at the window. 
 
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The pig flu didnot get you then,. theres a french writer who writes dreamy enjoying life bits with caats in them i will maybe remeber her name tomorrow.
Reaqlly nice reading the good news. rose.
 
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An aquaintance who is leaving the area has asked me to come over and remove 20 blueberry bushes and about the same number in currant bushes. Says he'd rather have someone have them that would appreciate them then leave them for the buyer of his property who didn't care if they were there or not. Anxiously awaiting sunrise, I have some holes to dig.
 
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      I have two blueberry bushes it woudl be lovely to have twenty though i have not yet found out where they do well so I might just ruin twenty bushes which would be a pity. Some part of the garden must be good for them, it is mostly clay not chalk. The stones in it are like hardish chalk it just has a bit of erverything i think it must have been a glacial dump where a lot of different things were deopsited. rose.
 
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Paid off my truck a few minutes ago.

PHEW!!

 
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Got home today to find UPS had delivered my Earthway Garden Seeder.  Got it on Amazon.com, $97, including shipping.  Worth every penny!

Now I need a day off to use it.
 
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I've been asked to be part of a team teaching homeless folks to farm.  should be a hoot.
 
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wow what a great thread..not much i can say but 4 1/2 days of rain has broken our 1 Month drought and we now have a full pond and standing water..grass seed around our furnace shed we built last year..(put seed in in fall) has sprouted..to prevent the erosion..all is well
 
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Have a few days off after several weeks running full tilt.  Fixed the fence, a couple of window screens.  Garden is taking shape. 

The church across the street hired a crew to trim the brush and rake up the leaves.  I scored 2 truckloads of leaves! 
 
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Making an offer on a piece of land.
 
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Offer accepted, closing on Friday.
 
Burra Maluca
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Congratulations Ken!
 
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Thanks, Burra.

It's been a long road getting to this point.  I'll move in then the hard work begins to turn the place into the farmstead I want.  Its only 3 acres, but its a whole lot more than a quarter acre lot in town.  I can get me a pig and some ducks, more chickens, burn brush, and move ahead on some projects I've wanted to do but could not with the limitations I had.

 
                              
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SUN! (now back to rain tho)

and congrats to the guy with new land!

 
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Hey Ken - congrats on the new land. Yesterday I reviewed 93 acres to buy and it looks good. Good price, good location, suitable for reforestation. Best of all, the fences aren't falling down (like normal)

One edge is a river, which I always like.  We checked it out with horses yesterday riding from plantation we own - 3.5 hours total and it had been probably a year since I had been on a horse that long. Yeah, I am feeling it today...

 
                              
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well that's good news for you, Fred, I like the horse part the best!
 
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wyldthang wrote:
well that's good news for you, Fred, I like the horse part the best!


You have a plantation, you have horses. The caretakers use them to check the plantations and often, go for groceries. A different way of life for sure.  Generally speaking, when you go to town you can expect to see some horses there too.
 
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We found a second-hand trailer! We've been searching for years and they are like gold-dust, but an old trailer tent turned up in the one charity place near here so we've bought it and ripped out the tent part.  The guy wouldn't be moved on the asking price, but he threw in a marble work surface, which will be converted to an outside work bench on the farm for preparing rabbit and poultry, a big ornamental ceramic plant pot containing a load of expanded clay, which I've been looking for for my compost tea experiments, and, because the guy saw me fooling around with it and then saw my son do exactly the same thing the next morning when the boys went to pick the trailer up, an old wooden rolling pin for keeping my other half in order      On trips to the sawmill to get shavings 'for the donkey' (she's great that creature - people donate *anything* if they think it's for the donkey) we can now bring back a whole trailer load instead of just what fits in the back of the jeep, and we can collect building materials which would otherwise have needed delivering. 

AND, we've finally managed to bring in 3 acres worth of hay from neighbours' fields which needed clearing before the summer fire season starts, so for the first time ever we have LOADS OF MULCH!!!  It was supposed to be for the donkey, but she only needs about half an acre's worth of hay so my poor depleted soil is going to be in for a treat this year.     
 
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Was given a Solahart solar hot water heater system from a house  remodel.  Now run pex in the greenhouse beds? Or hook to the house?
 
                              
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It hasn't rained yet today...
 
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We closed on the new property this week, about 93 acres added to 786 acres. Time to plant more trees! (about 20,000 more this year it looks like on this land)

 
                    
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My family members are into mint drinks these days: tea. So I am planning to plant some mint for our own consumption in our own home garden.

Nice thread!






 
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A friend of ours who owns a place nearby but doesn't live there permanently is buying a JCB/digger and wants to know if he can keep it at our place for safekeeping in return for our being able to use it whenever we like. 

I think those ponds and earthworks might finally become a reality. 
 
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SCORE! Parlor woodstove, flue, downdraft thingamajig, joist box, and double wall stack, $150.
 
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No way! 
 
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I got the promotion!
More money...more hours, if that's possible...less hair.
 
Jocelyn Campbell
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Well done, Ken! BIG congrats to you, too!

(Now you could pay for hair implants. )
 
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By going the exta mile,I got a tip bigger than my company paid commission for the job!

 
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Found a worm in a garden bed yesterday.
This area was in drought for 3 years until 2012. The worm population disappeared so this is a big deal to me.
This guy was big, fat, moist, and active.
Life WANTS to thrive.
 
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Thought my water heater was on the fritz . Just discovered a burst outgoing hot water pipe . Normally I would curse a plumbing problem . This means that the water was going out of the water heater faster than it could heat . Did a test run and capped the pipe . water heater up and running ! This morning I will gladly go under the house and splice that pipe .
 
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