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When you see a "you might be a redneck if.." meme, and think "hey, that might be a good idea!!"

Well, I won't be making THIS one...  but some are cool!



This one amuses me, one of my cars has it's muffler attached by a cut soup can that is hose clamped on, gasketed with tinfoil rolled carefully and pocked into place, and then taped to death. I took it to a shop, they took it all off, messed with it for several hours, and reinstalled it, they couldn't do any better, it really wouldn't hold any other repair. I replace the tinfoil every few thousand miles.


 
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Weellll... at least that "underwear tank top" is mostly cotton! Someone did a study about composting underwear - mind you that "someone" person has done all sorts of wild and crazy things.
 
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When your husband asks you to clear up your collection of random files on the computer screen and you find yourself moving most of them to a folder called "weird homestead plans".
 
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When you think nothing of potting up seeds and cuttings in the kitchen sink at 2 a.m. because you can't sleep.  Or because you bake dirt in the oven to pasteurize it. Or how during the winter the inside of your house resembles Costa Rica because of all the plants that had to come in out of the cold. Or when you keep buying big serving spoons for cooking but keep losing them outside because you need just the right size scoop for planting something.
 
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You might be a permie when you wish another permie to have fun with their chores, and actually think they will, because you enjoy yours!
 
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When you get a blender at your family Christmas present exchange game, and someone asks, "Are you going to make some smoothies."

Me- "No, I'm actually going to use it to make mushroom slurries."

Then they look at me really confused for a second, and then smile and say, "Oh, that's like a slushie right?"

And then I talk way too long about permaculture.
 
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When you are making dinner, grab a bulb of garlic from the grocery store to chop, separate it, say "Whoa, NICE hard neck purple garlic with big cloves! Not cutting up THAT for dinner, that gets planted!" And go get another bulb of garlic to cut up. Too cool for dinner, I want more of that :D
 
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When you're filled with joy at the simplest parts of everyday life...the sight of goats lounging around like giant marshmallows, spending time with happy animals, the smell of a freshly baked loaf of sourdough, the sight of the food in the larder and watching the helpful moulds grow on cheeses and cured meats, watching things grow in the garden and seeing the pumpkin vines start to sprawl and lots of other tiny details that change from season to season.
 
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... you're writing a note to your daughter about Big South Fork and then the BSF abbreviation gets confused for black soldier flies.       https://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm
 
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You see a thread called spilled milk, and you think it might be about growing moss!
 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:You see a thread called spilled milk, and you think it might be about growing moss!

I have read in several spots lately that spraying milk on soil can help the beneficial microbes. Unfortunately, I suspect that only unpasteurized milk with be useful for that job. It would be nice to know, as I used to read, "don't put milk products in your compost" - which may have meant things made of milk rather than straight milk, but if I can just spray it on a garden bed, I'm good with that.
 
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When you have a terrible time remember dates, but you KNOW the local conservation plant sale preorder date is coming soon, so every day you panic and check the calendar fearing that you might have missed the date and everyone will have bought the nodding onions.

Seriously, this is day 5 or 6 in a row that I freaked out and went, "Oh no, did I miss the date?! Did everyone already preorder all the nodding onions?!"
 
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When one has got water usage during teeth cleaning down to zero.
 
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You know you're a permie when you "give up" on permaculture...but you keep coming back for more.

Like a moth to a flame.
 
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When you're sitting around the fireplace at a friend's house, and you wish you could keep the coals to make biochar.
 
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Steve Thorn wrote:When you're sitting around the fireplace at a friend's house, and you wish you could keep the coals to make biochar.



Teehehe….there's biochar tucked into the soil at many friends' houses and at many locations I've vacationed at.  I wonder if anyone ever finds it and gets confused.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:

Steve Thorn wrote:When you're sitting around the fireplace at a friend's house, and you wish you could keep the coals to make biochar.



Teehehe….there's biochar tucked into the soil at many friends' houses and at many locations I've vacationed at.  I wonder if anyone ever finds it and gets confused.



The biochar fairy came and left gifts!!
 
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Greg Martin wrote:

Steve Thorn wrote:When you're sitting around the fireplace at a friend's house, and you wish you could keep the coals to make biochar.



Teehehe….there's biochar tucked into the soil at many friends' houses and at many locations I've vacationed at.  I wonder if anyone ever finds it and gets confused.



Haha that's awesome! It's like guerrilla soil gardening!
 
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When it doesn't feel like you've made good use of a car unless it's packed to the brim with foraged food for yourself, animals, and garden on the way back from an outing.
 
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Kate Downham wrote:When it doesn't feel like you've made good use of a car unless it's packed to the brim with foraged food for yourself, animals, and garden on the way back from an outing.

Or you've rolled at least 4 errands into one!
 
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When you're organising a picnic and choose the picnic spot based on whether there's wild food nearby at that time of year to forage.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:

Steve Thorn wrote:When you're sitting around the fireplace at a friend's house, and you wish you could keep the coals to make biochar.



Teehehe….there's biochar tucked into the soil at many friends' houses and at many locations I've vacationed at.  I wonder if anyone ever finds it and gets confused.

I've been mixing charcoal from our wood stove in with the shredded tree mulch I mulch our noisy duck* overnight shelter with. I'm trying just about anything to keep the air quality good as we've had such a wet January that their area feels "spongy soggy" when I walk on it, despite adding at least a little fresh mulch daily. I think they might be eating it though, as some of their poops are looking a little "grey"! I wonder whether the char is picking up good micro-organisms on the way through their gut?

*noisy duck - domesticated from mallards, they go "quack", sometimes *very* loudly, unlike Muscovy ducks who are pleasantly quiet.
 
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