So there I was, lurking on the forums, meandering aimlessly and up pops a series of posts that include "Ashtabula County" and "Orwell" (words seldom seen outside the Star Beacon online edition). Holy cats!
Not calling myself a permie, but my wife and I try to eke out a responsible life on just over half an acre. The garden is growing larger and the lawn is diminishing more every year. The veggies are bolstered by a healthy dose of chicken crap, courtesy of our five girls, and watered from collected rain distributed with a solar powered pump. I am learning more every day and experimenting with new ideas as time allows. One day, all this work will convince me we are ready to move farther out so I don't have to haggle with the neighbors over bee boxes.
Glad to find you all. Cheers!