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I don't know how many of you follow Joseph's thread https://permies.com/t/57161/Photos-Joseph-Lofthouse-Garden but a few years ago he posted a photo of himself with some of his carefully bred carrots.  Earlier this week someone brought up how well he matched the permies farmer logo. That got me thinking. It may have been pure coincidence that he came so close to our little aviator. I am asking the permies members now to see if they can do it better.

Post pictures of yourself posing as near to our icon as you can manage, with the produce of your permaculture labors in hand. For the education of those watching from home, include a short note summarizing what you hold and something from your permaculture knowledge that helped you succeed. As an example, I could pose with an armload of healthy basil because this year I planted it in on the walkway into the house. It is finally getting enough attention to thrive because I used permaculture zone one. 

Don't feel limited to your garden.  Maybe you carve wonderful wooden implements, brew great alcohols,  spin thread, weave cloth, make cheese, gather honey... Be as creative as you like. I'm putting up one hori hori knife https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B016BBM6FI/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1 as a prize for the person I think best matches the pose and enthusiasm of our gardener (the icon, not Joseph). I have second secret backup prize if we end up with overwhelming participation.

You all have a full four months to get your photos posted in this thread. I will go through the whole thread in the last week of October 2018. I think that gives all the gardeners enough time to bring in a harvest, and I hope it's enough time for most craftsman to finish something you're proud to show off.  Knowing most of you, you're already working on something appropriate. I hope you can all have fun doing this.
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The only thing missing in Joseph's shot are overalls! And those carrots are just epic!!

I love this idea!! Can't wait to see some more pics.

I'd love to take a picture of Paul for this...but maybe that's not fair....


 
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As long as it's a new picture I'd be happy to see it. If I have to I will get my nonpermies involved relatives to help me judge. They've laid eyes on Paul once, when we visited Montana.
 
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Joseph has a much more robust neck. I'd be worried about our cartoon guy if he ever took up boxing, with that chicken neck.

I've seen many people posed to look like the painting American Gothic
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Okay, the prizes have arrived at my house. The hori hori knife is a solid tool. I was expecting something a little lighter, but this is clearly intended to stand up to heavy use and the real kinds of abuse I think most of us subject our tools to.

Those international members eyeing this, I know some of you have expressed frustration that amazon won't ship to your countries. If there's another reason you can't get a hori hori knife shipped to you (possible the knife part of the description) and you win, I do have a less controversial second option. 
 
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bad year for it here but I have some things I am trying to grow that might do it. And I have the hat too.
 
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I'm just playing around here.... This isn't an entry to the contest.


 
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I will throw a few Permiculture Related successes on here. The first is a photo of a field I did last year using nitrogen fixation through planting (timothy and clover), utilizing cover-cropping for green manure and weed control. Obviously the results were amazing.




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This was a swale I made last year as well to help contain water and potential erosion. It too worked well. The photo shows a few rock check dams as well as a rock ford for crossing the swale into the field.

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Post pictures of yourself posing as near to our icon as you can manage, with the produce of your permaculture labors in hand. For the education of those watching from home, include a short note summarizing what you hold and something from your permaculture knowledge that helped you succeed. As an example, I could pose with an armload of healthy basil because this year I planted it in on the walkway into the house. It is finally getting enough attention to thrive because I used permaculture zone one. 




I have been watching this thread, waiting to see all the farmer pictures.   Here are some like what I thought we might see.  I am not entering the contest, just making some suggestions ...












 
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If I keep getting the not entering the contest photos, I may have no entries at all. Maybe everyone who wants a hori hori knife has already purchased one. Thanks for reviving the thread again.
 
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It might be that, since we have until October, people aren't in as much of a hurry...or they're waiting for things to grow more.

I know if I enter, I need to make at least one more dragon, because I currently only have one in my house, and I need two for the picture!
 
You showed up just in time for the waffles! And this tiny ad:
Solar ovens, haybox cooker - What would you build to go with a rocket oven?
https://permies.com/t/89917/Solar-ovens-haybox-cooker-build
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