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    Hi from Iowa

    Hi everyone,
    It has been a dream 20 years in the making but finally my husband and the menagerie and I moved into our 5 acres in a berm home with a pond and spring and ample garden! I have been slowly decreasing time at work and working on the plan to retire early so I can do what I love and spent time with the people and creatures I love. I'm a gardener with a passion for the history of herbs especially, and I'm building my greenhouse from old windows and can't wait for spring. I'm fed up with being a slave to a corporate job and I'm fed up with the accouterments of that job that inevitably cost me a lot of money: the driving, the parking, the clothes, the technology needs. I'm remaking my life, right down to my values. Very happy to be here and listen to your stories.

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    Hi! My husband and I are from Iowa. We now live in Missouri.


    Each time I visit Iowa I just want to shovel all of that beautiful black soil into my car and take it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Hi! My husband and I are from Iowa. We now live in Missouri.


    Each time I visit Iowa I just want to shovel all of that beautiful black soil into my car and take it home.

    Never thought I would live in Iowa, let alone love it so much, especially after growing up in Australia. But I love this place.

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    Welcome!

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    Nice! Welcome!
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    Welcome! You're life sounds intriguing!
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    I'm getting it figured out, for sure!

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    Welcome!

    I think of Iowa as the home of All Grinnellians Great and Small!

    I am impressed by the Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College. http://www.grinnell.edu/sites/defaul...rieSuite_1.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    Welcome!

    I think of Iowa as the home of All Grinnellians Great and Small!

    I am impressed by the Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College. http://www.grinnell.edu/sites/defaul...rieSuite_1.pdf
    What is your connection to Grinnell college, Dado?

    My Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and their children, went to Grinnell on one side of my family. It is a big fat hairy deal in my family, so much so that I am annoyed by the reverence shown for the Harvard of the Praries.

    I did not go there nor did my parents of that side of the family.Probably we are not smart enough. Yet, I don’t give a chit.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 3-8-19 at 9:59pm.

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    Welcome! I live in the state above yours but I went to university in Iowa. Go Cyclones!
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