randal cranor

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I still consider myself a "hippie", from the days of the Whole Earth Catalog, Mother Earth News, Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics. I quit high school after the 10th grade, hitchhiked across the USA, coast to coast, border to border. My dad moved us from Fresno, Calif., to St. Louis, and I didn't last long. In !974/75 I was answering an ad for positions and situations(MEN),and coming to southen oregon. I have been here 45 years. A lot of positions and situations have lead to my being able to work and live here. 25+ years of reforestation contracting,5 states, from N. Calif., to Eastern Montana. 9 seasons as wildland fire crew boss, tree surgeon, mechanic...way to much to list here.
Did I mention that when I was in high school I got to meet Janis Joplin?
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Howdy,

"Many years ago, traveling in a VW bus by myself, I had a problem ...." Me to, been there, done that. VW stories never end. just funny endings.
4 weeks ago
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I also DON'T plant root crops in new/1yr.humanure compost. The above post give good info. Earthy smell is a GOOD sign. I have Goodbye to the Flush Toilet, and The Humanure Cookbook, no septic system here.
4 weeks ago
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My favorite, Non Skid pancakes, w/fresh picked strawberries,

1 month ago
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NICE mushrooms! I've never tried it, but some mushrooms are also pickled.
1 month ago
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Saw this on local facebook site,

A young women is in court for assault and battery against her boyfriend, busted up his guitar collection, etc.

The Judge asked "First offender?'

"No, Your Honor,...First a Gibson, then a Martin, then a Fender".
1 month ago
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I bought a ryobi 40 volt string weed wacker kit(tool, one batt.40V 4.0 amp hr., charger). It's called expand a tool. I now have the blade cutter head, and the cultivator. I also bought one after market batt.(ebay, 40V.,6.0 amp hr).Batteries are expensive. I've used the brush blade on black berry and small sized wood(1 inch or less). The cultivator is really handy on prepared beds, loamy garden, but can be a burden to try to till ciay type soils. I can/do bust up sod. and then run cultivator. I still use my 2 cycle mantis. If you think about getting one or some of these, it might be a good idea to go somewhere and have one or all put together to get a sense of the balance. I'm also glad when the battery dies, as I'm more than ready to take a break!


https://www.ryobitools.com/outdoor/products/40v
1 month ago
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takin a little time to read jokes here on permies, and it's %&$&*& hrs later!
1 month ago

echo minarosa wrote:

Jay Angler wrote:That said, there are places for sturdy and prickly hedges!



Yep. I've used them in several locations. It's hard to beat a good boundary of Prunus americana (American plum)!



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Yes, here it's poison oak and blackberries.
1 month ago
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3rd paragraph,

"I’m hoping to eventually find the perfect buyer for my beloved little semi permaculture farm! It would’nt take much to get full permie worthy or to be off grid! Due to some health issues I can see I finally have to consider turning this place over to someone new who will love it like I do.

Located in Carroll County Maryland!"