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Old 05-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #101
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Sparrowgrass is an old form of asparagus--my favorite vegetable, which appears in my favorite season--spring.

Some of you would hate my lawn--I mow around the wildflowers (weeds, to them who don't know no better .) Lucky for me, I have no neighbors. I live on 2 acres surrounded by woods and pastures, high in the Missouri Ozarks, with 2 Australian shepherds and 20 chickens.

I have 2 sons, 26 and 23, and one new daughter in law. I am looking (but not too hard) for some rich old guy to support me in my old age. (This is probably the place where I should tell you that I am female!) Preferably one who who is handy--there is always some plumbing or wiring or carpentry to do on my circa 1872 farmhouse.

Oh, and if he is a tractor mechanic, all the better. Need to get than 1952 8N up and running--the driveway is washing away even as I type.
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:06 PM   #102
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kimbaby is female :) Thanks for asking...
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:31 AM   #103
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Hello folks,

gary b is male as my name suggests.

I'm pretty new to this site. I am 50 years young and am a single parent. (just me and my boy). My hobbies are RVing/camping and learning to cook and BBQ better.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:46 AM   #104
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gary b I have to say your name threw me for a loop the first time I saw it because, well if you couldn't already guess, I am gary b as well
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #105
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:52 AM   #106
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I finally got a few minutes to describe where I am coming from........started as being a participant in the "back to the land movement" in the early 1970's and stuck with it. Bought a sawmill, sawed lumber off our land to build our sheds and cabin. Starting gardening right away, main motivation was to have control over our food, to keep chemicals out, herbicides, pesticides, stuff like that. Have gardened organically for 30 years now. Got goats 28 years ago to feed my addiction to milk. Bought our second homestead in the early 1980's and built all over again. Got an associates degree in dietetics in the early 1990's and at first I managed a nursing home kitchen but eventually moved into the clinical stuff (paperwork) only. Left that 7 years ago to stay home full time to have fun. Some of my passions are cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, piano playing, gardening, canning and preserving, traveling, genealogy, writing, photography and having folks over for meals. Oh, yeah, and dealing with a thread that i do not want to start; dealing with an aging parent. I am interested in energy conservation, Americans use an obscene amount of this worlds energy. This includes an interest in using locally produced foods which means less energy was used in transporting foods; I live a fur piece from California or Brazil. It also means supporting local organic farmers at farmers markets. Generally I do not purchase foods from grocery stores. We raise almost all of our vegetables, fruits, milk and meats. I buy all grains, oils, nuts and other staples from natural foods establishments. Got any questions? Will be happy to answer.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:12 PM   #107
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I am looking (but not too hard) for some rich old guy to support me in my old age. Preferably one who who is handy--there is always some plumbing or wiring or carpentry to do on my circa 1872 farmhouse.

Oh, and if he is a tractor mechanic, all the better. Need to get than 1952 8N up and running--the driveway is washing away even as I type.
We'll keep our eyes out for you, sparrowgrass!
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:31 PM   #108
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After reading through the many posts, all I have to say is that we have a whole bunch of interesting and wonderful people on this site, with varying backgrounds, likes and dislikes, and all of us civil, and freindly with each other. If only the rest of the world were like this.

I just wish some of those who used to be here, like Audio, Rainee (who I haven't seen around lately), Joe'sfolks, and many others, were still around.

I have made freinds in this community. It is a place of value. Thanks for being a great bunch.

Oh, and for Constance, how's the book comming?

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Old 05-05-2006, 08:21 PM   #109
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I love this thread! Goodweed is right, the forum is made up of such a great group of people - I'm glad to call you my friends.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:43 PM   #110
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I love this thread! Goodweed is right, the forum is made up of such a great group of people - I'm glad to call you my friends.
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