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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:You don't have quite enough money for an excavator ... but you really want to build hugelkultures



What is that thing you're riding? I want one.
 
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When you drive to your friends work because they are blowing and bagging leaves and you are like a mulch junkie.
 
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....you're texting "good ni--" and it autocompletes to "nitrogen"
 
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When you reuse coffee jars to save 50 years worth of 'recycled' home made prawn shell powder - a top notch flavour enhancer.


PERMIES LINK TO RECIPE



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Coffee and Prawns
Coffee and Prawns
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Ashley Cottonwood wrote:You don't have quite enough money for an excavator ... but you really want to build hugelkultures



What is that thing you're riding? I want one.



I'm not sure what it's called but they use it for trail building.
 
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It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader
 
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Mike Jay Haasl wrote:It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader



Thanks for the link, I'm now trying to figure out if I can afford it LOL
 
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Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Mike Jay Haasl wrote:It's a mini excavator.  They're not cheap but they're less expensive than I thought: Machinery Trader



Thanks for the link, I'm now trying to figure out if I can afford it LOL



It is definetly a DIY project!

http://www.diggers-dumpers-plant.co.uk/Build_your_own_digger.htm
 
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...your partner is playing Farmville and you ask if she's factory farming or has her animals free range.

And then when she says they're all free range and have no fences, you ask how they're not getting eaten by coyotes.

Coyotes are hacking into your farm right as we speak and programming a way to eat your chickens!!!

 
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Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
...your partner is playing Farmville and you ask if she's factory farming or has her animals free range.

And then when she says they're all free range and have no fences, you ask how they're not getting eaten by coyotes.

Coyotes are hacking into your farm right as we speak and programming a way to eat your chickens!!!



ok apparently you feed your sheep tomatoes in Farmville.  I guess during the peak of the wool industry all those depleted fields in New England were filled with tomatoes and historians just don't know it.  The things you can learn from technology!

 
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Your parking space looks like the edge of a tree nursery.
 
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When you finally find a field guide that happens to list all the weird seeds you found the other day and are so excited to know what they are that you wake up.

Confused at how much was a dream, you check around the house and are reassured that the seeds do indeed exist, but disappointed you still don't know what they are...

 
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Amy Arnett wrote:When you finally find a field guide that happens to list all the weird seeds you found the other day and are so excited to know what they are that you wake up.

Confused at how much was a dream, you check around the house and are reassured that the seeds do indeed exist, but disappointed you still don't know what they are...


I gather neat seeds in my dreams, know what they are, where I plan to plant them, then don't have them when I wake up!  

When your dreams are full of seeds and plants and bags of compost :D
 
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You know you are a permie when you search the interwebs for a recipe for lasagna and Google directs you to woodchip and cardboard resources.
 
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You are a permie when  friend asks for a recipe and you realize that they can't make it the same way you do because several of the ingredients are from your garden and can't be found in any of the stores.  
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:You know you are a permie when you search the interwebs for a recipe for lasagna and Google directs you to woodchip and cardboard resources.



That's going to take a while to cook!
 
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Your neighbours think you’ve created the street biggest eyesore because your entire yard is now knee-high in tonnes of free arborist-dumped mulch. You want to leave an additional mountain of arborist chips up to the sidewalk to create next year’s compost but you already anticipate the death stares, gossip and complaints of your neighbours.
 
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@Tim Kivi - I make my husband pee on my mulch pile to add nitrogen to help it decompose. That would *really* get the neighbors freaked out! (Ours is mostly out of sight of the neighbors.)
 
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