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You have a dream about the zombie apocalypse and your biggest problem is gathering material for mulch and compost.
 
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...you complain about a squeaking sound in your truck and one of your friends asks whether it might be a gosling.
 
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... you talk about it, people think you're either crazy or genius. Mostly crazy though.

... You start designing other people's properties in your head

... You actually have many good reasons for your neighbor to leave the weeds in his lawn, and you tell him.
 
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...you purposely spread dandelions.
 
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You mumble something like, 'effin' bare dirt monocultures,' every time you drive through farmland.

You see a messy yard filled with leaf litter, and take the next three seconds to determine if it's great planning or neglect.
 
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...you bemoan the lack of a good enough rationalization for a pickup truck about 30% of the time you read the "free" section of craigslist (or Uncle Henry's).

...you catalogue your friend's gardens, and casually ask if you can "dig up some of your comfrey", or maybe "help deal with all those windfall apples".

...you romanticize the days when you ate in a barn, bathed in a sauna, and shat in a bucket.

...you cry over every unused rooftop, southern exposure, empty lot, and highway median.
 
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... your "WELCOME" mat is turned around so that it reads properly when you exit your house.

 
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You drive by a place with a sign selling eggs, noticing what may be hugelkultures in their garden. You take a better look the next time but are frustrated by the additional snow fall. Contemplate buying eggs as an excuse to stop by, even though you are allergic to chicken eggs.
 
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... you talk about it, people think you're either crazy or genius. Mostly crazy though.

... You start designing other people's properties in your head

I couldn't agree more. And yes, they think that I am crazy.

You mumble something like, 'effin' bare dirt monocultures,' every time you drive through farmland.

I can't even explain the feeling I got when traveling through Ohio last spring and just seeing huge open fields with the dirt blowing away in the wind of that day.

I also mumbled to my self "don't you know mother nature will win...succession" when I was watching the highway department cutting back the trees and brush along the local highways. Actually slaughtering the trees and vegitation. I actually have an almost painful response internally when I see them doing it and it makes it hard to watch it happen. (I am not becoming a tree-hugger, am I?!?)
 
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You say to your son "I was just thinking. .."
And he says "about rocket stoves? "
And you were.
 
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Somebody asks you "Do you wear boxers, or briefs?
You answer "Depends."

 
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you get excited when you hear a tree service chipper and go hunt them down.

 
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The LAST thing you think of before going to sleep and the FIRST thing that you think of when waking is fruit trees, veggies, spring coming, projects you can work on in the yard, etc.
 
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Jen Shrock wrote:
I can't even explain the feeling I got when traveling through Ohio last spring and just seeing huge open fields with the dirt blowing away in the wind of that day.



Yeah, I flinched everytime I looked at my neighbors tilled field & the soil was blowing away.
 
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