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  1. Thread: I'm OK.

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    I have a lot of warts. And a peaceful life with...

    I have a lot of warts. And a peaceful life with just enough activity thrown in. Pretty comfortable with where I am now.
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    I am so impressed--most folks around here have...

    I am so impressed--most folks around here have never heard of a yurt, let alone a ger!
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    Hey, bae! I'll try to keep everyone posted on the...

    Hey, bae! I'll try to keep everyone posted on the yurt saga--it is currently in Mongolia being finished up. It should arrive toward the end of April or early May. We went traditional, not the vinyl...
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    Well, hello! Any old-timers around?

    Stopped by to see what everyone is up to! I am now semi-retired from nursing. We are getting ready to start up a little homestead, complete with a yurt to live in. I'll read around the site here and...
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    It is fun to try new stitches and patterns. I...

    It is fun to try new stitches and patterns. I have a project going that is for "social" knitting that is simple and doesn't require much thought or close attention to a pattern. Anything more...
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    Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook

    Really enjoying the vegan recipes in this book. We've had the Spicy Thai Sweet Potato Stew (good, but a bit too spicy; will tone it down next time) and the White Bean Caldo Verde, which was slublime....
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    I have always been baffled by why the economy has...

    I have always been baffled by why the economy has to "grow." Why? Why can't we find a comfortable, sustainable situation and stay with it? Greed? The "need" for the finest of everything, at least...
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    I know the subject matter was quite depressing,...

    I know the subject matter was quite depressing, but it seems so important to me that these stories be remembered, especially the average person. Those men on the front lines, the women who observed...
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    Ken Burns' The Civil War

    Just watched this complete miniseries on Netflix. It was amazing, poignant, heart-wrenching. The letters that were read by actors-wow. People just don't communicate that way any more, which is sad....
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    I'm stumped. It doesn't sound like mono, either....

    I'm stumped. It doesn't sound like mono, either. I think I would run it past the CDC and see what they say.
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    Whenever I need to learn a new stitch or...

    Whenever I need to learn a new stitch or technique for a project and can't get to the local yarn store (they are awesome, there BTW), I can always find excellent technique videos on You Tube. I watch...
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    My favorite site for knitting is Ravelry. Free to...

    My favorite site for knitting is Ravelry. Free to join, tons of patterns and ideas, wonderful community!
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    Forks Over Knives put out a great vegan cookbook....

    Forks Over Knives put out a great vegan cookbook. I have also purchased a cookbook put out by Colonial Williamsburg with recipes for some of the authentic food served in their taverns.
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    Check out the movie Forks Over Knives. There is a...

    Check out the movie Forks Over Knives. There is a companion book as well as a newly released cookbook. I have the cookbook and there are wonderful recipes. We've tried a couple and find them...
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    Knit, knit, knit~

    I've been working on my knitting skills and really enjoying the learning process. I've found that small projects are perfect. I've been on a dish cloth kick, which are just the right size to learn...
  16. Thread: Hello.

    by Aspen
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    Hey, girls! Bunnies and chickies are fine! We've...

    Hey, girls! Bunnies and chickies are fine! We've moved and now live in town, a different town, actually, so we are truly urban homesteading. Lots of stuff in walking distance. We have five chickens,...
  17. Thread: Hello.

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    Hello.

    Anybody remember me? How're ya'll doin'?
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    There is a facebook page to show support for...

    There is a facebook page to show support for Julie Bass and her blog lists the city officials you can write or e-mail to protest. The story is gaining ground and being picked up by more and more news...
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    I was in utero, exactly two months away from...

    I was in utero, exactly two months away from being born.
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    I'm really just pissed off about the lying. Randy...

    I'm really just pissed off about the lying. Randy Democrats and closeted Republicans getting caught and trying to lie their way out of it...makes me ill. This certainly isn't just a one party issue....
  21. My bunnies and goat got all my radish greens!

    My bunnies and goat got all my radish greens!
  22. Thread: Pallet Garden!

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    Oh, how lovely and creative. My brain is...

    Oh, how lovely and creative. My brain is percolating with ideas!!
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    I order from Seed Savers and do pretty well....

    I order from Seed Savers and do pretty well. However, because I still feel like a seed starting newbie (after three years!), I also order seedlings from Seed Savers for my favorite plants as back up.
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    I love my worm bins! I have several. For bedding,...

    I love my worm bins! I have several. For bedding, I use shredded newspaper, junk mail (no cellophane or slick/shiny paper), toilet paper rolls that are torn up. I feed them coffee grounds and...
  25. Thread: Pagans?

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    This thread seems to have fizzled! Let's try to...

    This thread seems to have fizzled! Let's try to pick it up again!
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