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my cousin sends out a mostly daily email to a ton of people with famous quotes. Occasionally someone sends him one that’s not famous that he passes on. I decided to pass on some permie love, and contribute one on the reframing "problem versus deficiency" solution, The classic I don’t have a roach problem, I have a chicken deficiency, or I don’t have a slug problem, I have a duck deficiency.

I thought it would be fun if everyone could contribute couple of favorites and maybe together we can generate a work-in-progress list. it could serve so many purposes... instructive, creative, cathartic... I'll pick a few goods one and send to my cousin so we can spread some permie love outside the circle.
 
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How about:

'That's not a blackberry problem, that's a pig (or goat) deficiency!'

'That's not an aphid problem, that's a ladybug deficiency!'

 
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"I used to have Poison Ivy on my farm, now I have sheep": Travis Johnson, Sheep Farmer

(Poison Ivy is a sheep's FAVORITE food. Because of their oily wool, they can graze it out of existence with immunity)
 
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"You do not have a milkweed problem, you don't have a phosphate deficiency."

"You do not have a smooth bedstraw problem, you have a lime problem."

"You don't have a yellowing tip problem on your sward, you have a nitrogen problem."
 
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Sarah Gabriel wrote:  I thought it would be fun if everyone could contribute couple of favorites ....



"We’re not really facing a shortage of energy, we’re facing a longage of expectations."

(Note....this is not an original.....should we be citing the person who came up with it or are we just passing along what we heard?)
 
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You don't have a boredom problem, you have a projects deficiency (I've never related with people who find time to be bored…)
 
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I don't have a dirt problem, I have an organic matter deficiency.

I don't have an insect problem, I have a microorganism deficiency.

I don't have a time problem, I have a day light deficiency.

My favorite quote: "the problem with  earth days is they are only 24 hours long"
 
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"That's not a brush-pile, that's a carbon commune!"

"....that's a----juvenile hugel!...."

"....that's a----planetary pre-biotic pimple!"
 
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