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Alone in Alabama? An Introduction.

 
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Location: SW Alabama zone 8a & 8b
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Hello, close to Atmore, not too far from Baldwin County.  My dau is up around Sand Mountain.  I would love to meet, collaborate, talk, whatever with some permies.  It is great to find i'm not the only one down here.  I travel to Mobile about twice a month and go to visit dau a few times a year.  I live on a lil' acre in between 2 cotton fields (non-organic) so I have a huge challenge for such a small place.  But if I can do it here, I can do it anywhere!  Roll Tide, Roll !!!
 
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Location: FL Native - bought land in NC and on Lookout Mountain in AL
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Hello everyone; especially Sand Mountain/Boaz-
We bought 15 acres on Lookout Mountain - Zone 7B, about a year ago. Went back to FL ( we are all 4-5th generation Floridians) and sold our home, packed up, designed a house, and moved up on the mountain Sept 2017. We are living in a camper while building a house and metal shop, and starting a Forest Garden and Hulk. We are building a Guinia roost and I’m getting a dozen Keyes in May. I have lived with the loud, silly creatures in FL, so I am aware, but you can’t beat their tick and bugeating ability. We love it up here, and am looking forward to having mainly edible landscaping around the house, which should be completed by July. It is passive solar in design, and has other design features I’d love to discuss sometime. We harvested our red and white oak trees that were in the house and shop pads and in a driveway system we installed. We are lucky to have found affordable land with a Mountain View, city water and fire hydrants, 2 gravel roads that are well maintained for $250/year, with no HOA and very few restrictions, and the only permit we had to buy is $250 septic, but we perked for 4/b and 3/Ba and no problem. Guy said we had multiple choices. Property taxes and insurance are low.
 
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Location: FL Native - bought land in NC and on Lookout Mountain in AL
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Me again, got pushed out. Would love to talk with those on similar paths. Interested in Aging in place Design, masonary heaters, tubes in floor heating( you can tell we are from FL), Passive Solar, gardening, Solar, wind-power, dogs, cats, livestock, looming, foraging, medicinal plants, pottery, welding, hunting, home-building, swales, timber frame, old trucks, rock-climbing vehicles, rocks, etc. Thanks, Edna
 
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