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When an “invasive” weed shows up in a garden bed and you are more interested in its usefulness than than the peas you planted.
 
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You know you're a permie when .......
your grandma looks at you like you have two heads when you try to explain nutrient accumulating weeds
And your grandpa makes an effort to not do the above when you mention berms and swales😄
 
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When your yard is full of buckets and milk containers for various projects.
 
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When you pull more stuff out of the village dustbin than you put in.
 
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Jolene Jakesy wrote:When your yard is full of buckets and milk containers for various projects.



... and salvaged doors / windows

... and stacks of cardboard

... and piles of rocks


;)  
 
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You REALLY know you're a permie when the first garter snake sighting of the season happens to be a pregnant-looking lady weaving her way up your cordwood walls on a chilly, blustery day, and all you can think is "I hope she finds a nice cozy spot in my walls to birth a hundred more voracious slug eaters"
 
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When you’re bartering your “extra stuff” on the local buy-and-sell for wood chips, leaf bags, seedlings or old tools...
 
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When coppicing willow on Wednesday you observe a bird scolding the dog in a certain area of willow.  You wonder if there is a nest nearby.  On Friday you see the bird again and start watching for the nest.  Sure enough, there it is!

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Jennifer Meyer wrote:I have celiac, too. I simply don't let anything in the house that has gluten, dextrose, maltodextrin, or MSG.



We had to add citric acid to this list .....

You know you're a permie if you just spent ALL AFTERNOON on this site, planning, dreaming, wishing.....
 
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Adele Poe wrote:
You know you're a permie if you just spent ALL AFTERNOON on this site, planning, dreaming, wishing.....


Welcome to Permies! It sounds like you belong here
The rabbithole is deep, but oh, so fun!!
 
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Mandy Launchbury-Rainey wrote:When you pull more stuff out of the village dustbin than you put in.



My. Every. Saturday. Afternoon.
Sometimes I make a second trip to get more good things!
 
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When you rescue volunteer vegetable and herb seedlings, and also harvest some weeds to eat... before you turn the compost piles.
 
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Adele Poe wrote:

You know you're a permie if you just spent ALL AFTERNOON on this site, planning, dreaming, wishing.....



This is my socual media. Literally.  First thing in the morning. Through too hot to work afternoons, and if I can't  sleep.... I think that's why they made me a moderator, to give me something more constructive to do!
 
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Just wombled 20 trays of bean trays out the bin. Made my day. Now THATs being a permie!
 
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When your five-year-old son goes around the house turning off all the lights (leaving you with just the oven light as you cook dinner) to save power, and says "We don't need lights on because the sun is like a giant lightbulb."

And, he also just wants to watch youtube videos of people building houses and watermills. So proud of my boy!
 
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When you have arguments with family members about why they shouldn't pull your "primary decomposers" (mushrooms) out of the grass.
 
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You know you're a permie when moving rocks and lifting lots of dirt is a good workout!
 
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When you're at the grocery store parking lot, and your 5 year old son points to the lavender bush and says, "Do the bees like this plant?" You reply, "Yes they do! That's lavender and bees love it!" And he replies, "Then why aren't there any bees on it?" He was right, not a bee in sight, even though the parking lot was full of lavender bushes and other pollinator-friendly plants. So then you get to discuss the lack of habitat and water for the bees and the use of insecticides. I'm still amazed at how observant he was!
 
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When you pull weeds at your parents to help out... then bag them all as free mulch
 
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When you find a blooming palm tree and stick your face right up next to the flowers to count and admire over a dozen species of bees/wasps/flies.

 
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You hesitate to move to south Florida, not because a hurricane could destroy your house, but because your concerned about your future food forest.
 
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