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The Repurpose Project has been moving to a new location over the past month. As part of the move they have been promoting a half price sale on their facebook page. One day I look up to see a Country Living Grain Mill, normally $250, offered at half price for $125.
I could not let that go. In used condition these things are on ebay at $350, plus shipping.

It's about 150 miles round trip to pick it up. Besides work I don't really get out and about all that much so I was up for the adventure. Except for some dust, there is no difference from brand new. While I was there I found a few books to add to my Book Swap project.

I found some time to clean it up, take some photos, and put it up for sale. The goal is to raise funds for the Farmland Fund, another of my long term projects.

I pasted a for sale message to several groups on facebook. There was a guy from Australia who expressed interest, but after doing some checking I found shipping charges to be prohibitive. I had to go local so I put up this ad on Craigslist.

BEHOLD! It is sold in a day.
$300 more into the Farmland Fund!


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Ken Peavey wrote:The Repurpose Project ... a Country Living Grain Mill, normally $250, offered at half price for $125.
I could not let that go. In used condition these things are on ebay at $350, plus shipping.
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BEHOLD! It is sold in a day.
$300 more into the Farmland Fund!


Impressive, sir! Well done! If only we had known (or if you lived closer to wheaton labs?), we might have tried to swing a deal with you!
 
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I've been following your posts in the Deep Pantry for people who like food thread. You mentioned your need and desire for a grain mill. I'm not a man of great means (although I'm trying real hard) but sending it up as a gapper love care package was not practical, but it gnawed on me for days. Looking at used prices I knew I could get a top price if I could find a local buyer. If I ran the ad and could not sell it, then perhaps I could offer it on Permies to see that it found a good home. The buyer is a recently retired Marine looking to settle down with his family in a more self-sufficient lifestyle which includes organic gardening. I sent him a link to Permies.com. Perhaps I'll gain a neighbor and we'll all gain a friend.
 
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That sounds like the perfect sale! No guilt intended or implied, just genuinely impressed. What a fantastic thing all the way around. Also hope the gnawing wasn't overmuch.

Thanks for ALL that you do, Ken!
 
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That old house in town-the one that the tree fell on-is SOLD!

Some kid, 21 years old, thinks he can do something with it. I explained the condition (wrecked), told him what repairs it would take to become habitable, offered some ideas.
I think he's in a state of shock right now, having taken possession of the place for property taxes due (~2500) and the cost of registering the deed.
I don't have the time to do anything with it and have other things I'd like to put my money into.
Best of luck to the young fellow. I hope it makes a difference.


 
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I just love Good News!

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I just had my second cataract removed and lens implant put in.....One of those amazing modern success stories. I've had corrective glasses since third grade....that would be over fifty years ago .......and now can see distances without glasses at all. I'm wearing a $10 off the shelf magnifying pair for up close reading and computer but I am still totally taken aback at seeing such sharp detail at a distance and even more so, at the brilliant color that I hadn't realized I was missing as the cataracts had developed slowly over several years.............happy.

 
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After 11 years on this job, full of adventures, lots of hair loss, plenty of achievements, and landing in middle management, I've quit. For real this time, not like all the other times.
I've got my ducks lined up. Cash set aside. Tools and gear in place. Soil in a fine state. Customers waiting for me to produce an abundance of produce. Experience to make it happen. I've done my homework, cramming about as much knowledge and experience as will fit into this little head. There are no obstacles left to overcome. It is time to make the leap of faith and strike out on my own.

Suwannee Valley Natural Garden, a Pick Your Own Vegetable Farm, is now being planted for the spring harvest.

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Ken Peavey wrote:After 11 years on this job, full of adventures, lots of hair loss, plenty of achievements, and landing in middle management, I've quit. For real this time, not like all the other times.
I've got my ducks lined up. Cash set aside. Tools and gear in place. Soil in a fine state. Customers waiting for me to produce an abundance of produce. Experience to make it happen. I've done my homework, cramming about as much knowledge and experience as will fit into this little head. There are no obstacles left to overcome. It is time to make the leap of faith and strike out on my own.

Suwannee Valley Natural Garden, a Pick Your Own Vegetable Farm, is now being planted for the spring harvest.


WOO HOO!! Good for you and congratulations, Ken!!
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:After 11 years on this job,... I've quit.
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Suwannee Valley Natural Garden, a Pick Your Own Vegetable Farm, is now being planted for the spring harvest.



Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
WOO HOO!! Good for you and congratulations, Ken!!



Totally!! What Jocelyn said! That's spectacular news!
 
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Congrats Ken!

My good news is that for my school district, we have just started Spring Break (one-week off)! My other good news is that there is so much interesting stuff to learn about, and i now have one week free to read interesting books, watch movies or documentaries, work on projects, or what not. One thing I want to do is find and collect a specimen of yellow slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) so that I can play with it and learn from it like the people at the Slime Mould Collective have been doing. I had originally tried doing this during Winter Break, but my expedition through my neighborhood had been unsuccessful.
 
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I figured this thread is an excellent one to revive.

Even though this isn't so much personal good news, as most of these posts are, I think this kind of thing is EPIC awesome news about people doing good things.

IMHO, this is about so much more than the fastest ambulance.



I'd love to hear even more good news! Whatcha got?

 
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I just found out about a website dedicated to Positive News
 
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I just made an offer on a house(with plenty of room for Permie activities) and it was accepted!!!
 
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Congratulations Dustin !!

And Dave, between this thread, that positive news site, and other permies threads, I think we need to keep filling up with at least 10 good stories for each bad story to (barely?) keep on par.

I'm looking out for the good things more and more!

Keep 'em coming!
 
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