Welcome...tell us about yourself

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First time here? The Almanac Chat Forum has always been a pretty amazing place to exchange ideas, thoughts, and advice--thanks to a great group of folks. Drop in, introduce yourself, share, learn, have a good time.

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New to this Forum

Hi, i'm new to this forum. Later on I will ask few questions. In mean time my interests are many ... hobby farm, horses, hydroponics, natural products and medications, jams/jellies production, off-grid electrics, personal growth and meditation. Hope to meet people this way. Got my college from UCLA in 60's and love to teach, mentor and counsel.

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Welcome

Nice to have you here, and you'll find a fun group that's happy to lend some advice and answer questions.

WELCOME!!

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NC

For all the newbies and potential newbies, I'm from coastal NC via WVa. Have been here now 34 yrs. I currently like to straw bale garden. I also have a bird garden which I enjoy immensely. Have been visiting this forum since 2008- there's a wealth of information here and the folks are witty, charming, full of knowledge and compassion. So come back often and jump right in!

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Hello to everyone.

I'm here in Pace, Florida - retired from the State of Florida, DCF - growing a garden and doing some Handyman work every now and then. "Jack of All Trades" - literally - I've built sheds, and rooms and put in plumbing and wiring and painted and repaired all kinds of stuff! Keeps me busier than when i was "working!"

YB
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Welcome to the forums

Fellow JOAT here as well..

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JOAT huh?

Just don't forget to stay away from that Sawsall! ;)

YB
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Oh HA HA

It is to laugh :P:P:P

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I'm Val or Star Blaster

Hey All, you know me as Star Blaster or Val, whichever works for you. :)

I'm a proud mom of a nine month old son and expecting a daughter near the end of october. I'm married to a wonderful navy reserve man (darn handsome too lol) and live in my own apartment now. Yah me! I love all kinds of animals and love to garden but i live in town so i can't have either. :(
I only get internet about once a month so I'm not on here a lot but I will always drop in or keep in touch with P.J. (Gramps to me) :) and he will let you know how things are going. :)
hmmm, what else...I sell on EBay when i have time and work full time at a hotel where I'm the head of housekeeping and an administrator for the company I work with. Its a full full time job at the hotel, at the office and at home. But thats me. lol I love to work. :):):):):)

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Oh Starzy! It's

Oh Starzy! It's SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO good to hear from you girl!!!! Whoo hoo! A baby girl on the way! How cool! We've sure missed you girlfriend! Please try to stop into the Labs now and then to help Mary Scott and I keep YB and the other guys in line!

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:)

I'll be on a lot now. :) I've got internet!!

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I'm a brand new member

My name is Cindy, age 47- I love to recreate 19th century recipes, did a "Last meal on the Titanic" and a Dicken's Christmas dinner

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Welcome Foodhistorian

Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here!

Nice hobby, several people here post grandmother and great-grandmother recipes ... feel free to share.

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new here

Hello! Hi everyone! I'm new here and just wanted to say hello. I'm from Los Angeles and work for Del Monte. I definitely want to learn some tips on gardening...especially organic gardening. Talk to you all soon!

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Welcome Greenthumb

And enjoy the forums!! :)

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Greetings....

....from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. (Ocean City, Salisbury area). I've just joined & love the site - still finding my way around. So far, it's charming.

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Welcome hevyn to the forums.

Welcome hevyn to the forums. Lots of nice folks on here, many great ideas and someone is always around to answer questions, help out or post new recipes, thoughts, easy ways to do stuff and solutions to problems.

I'm from Gulfport, MS, about 8 miles from the Gulf / 4 miles North of I-10 exit 28.

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Hello

Hi,I am new to the forum-I live in North Texas,and have goats,donkeys, a dog,and a large garden-I am looking forward to being apart of this!

YB
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Welcome to the forums Farmwoman

Glad to have you as part of the family :)

YB
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Welcome to the forums Hevyn

Glad to have you with us :)

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Hello

Hi everyone.I used to belong to the old forum eons ago.I was Lizzie on that one but the name is already taken...maybe my old profile? I can't find where to upload an avatar on here?
I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada.Interests are flowers and birds mostly.

YB
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Welcome back Gizzie

to put an avatar in, go to the top of the page next to your sign in name you will see the box marked "my account", go in there and choose the "Edit" tab, then scroll down and you will see it. :)

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Newbie

Hi, I am new here. Many interests. Navy vet. Liberal. Arizona is my home.

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Welcome

Welcome elkid. Enjoy.

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Thanks YB, found it.This

Thanks YB, found it.This fairy will do for now :)

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Logged in from Down Under

I'm a baby-boomer from Australia. I live on the island of Tasmania, which is the last stop before you cross the Southern Ocean to Antarctica.

My hobbies include collecting science-fiction magazines and listening to old radio shows. Friends tell me I have "above-average computer skills" (for my age-group, they mean!).

I have a blog but I haven't been using it much lately while I've been trying to overcome Type II Diabetes. http://tasmanian.blogspot.com

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Welcome Mike.

We'll try to stay quiet up here on the main land not to wake you up down under!!!!!!!!
Have a great time here on the forum.

Thanks,
Elsie in Ohio ./.

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PJ to most of you, Gramps to Vallery.

I'm still around, nice to see another Canuck joining up, not very many of us.
Stuie would have been considered a Great Uncle to Vallery too.

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Hi everyone

I'm 32. I live in Rock Hill, SC. I love anything to do with the out doors. Unfortunately I live in an apartment. But I recently bought camping equipment and I'm very much looking forward to getting away from the city.

YB
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Welcome to the forums Capricorn

Camping can be so much fun..

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My name is Laura and we just

My name is Laura and we just relocated to Colorado Springs. My DH is in the Air Force and we really wanted this move. We just bought our first home and welcomes our second daughter last September.
I can't wait for it to warm up a bit more to throw my daughters into Colorado nature.

YB
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Welcome back Lara

Enjoy

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New to Alamanac forum

Just found the Almanac on line & enjoy it's info! Live in Chasn., SC & am chomping at the bit to plant my little garden. Tomatoes and bell peppers are sprouting in the greenhouse. . . .

YB
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Welcome to the forums Connie

We are buried in snow up here in PA. Can't start nothing for a month or so.

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Welcome

We're not buried in snow, the ground is frozen down to about 3' so no thoughts of planting for another couple of months yet.

Welcome ConnieB and don't hesitate to add your 2 cents worth.

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Follow Pee Jay does old sussexman

Me I'm a retired postman (mailman to you) living in East Sussex, actually not far from Hastings where good old King Harold got an eyeful of arrow. Compared to the oldies like Pee Jay I am a mere child of nearly 70. This forum is what keeps me sane. Reason is there is always someone even madder than I. I live gardening and am on a learning curve with regard to cooking. Sometimes the curve is up sometimes down. But most of my recipes are least 40+ years old. I also do a lot of birdwatching and would recommend any birdwatcher to record what they see and pass it on to a recognised Birding organisation as they would find it of great worth. Any new persons or visitors I would advise you to always come here for knowledge, humour and just plain oldfashioned joy.My computor skills are of a negative level. I still use log tables and a slide rule, bet that's a foreign language to you young uns.

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Newbie!

Hello everyone, my name is Sherry, I live in Jackson, Oh. I hope to get tips on flower gardening and watching birds.

YB
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Welcome to the forums Sherry

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planting eggs in your garden

Does anyone know what the purpose is of planting raw eggs in your garden?

YB
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It gives Pussy Willows a nice shiny coat :D

sorry, couldn't resist ;)

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Gypsy pavers

I am new here and new to rural life. We bought a house a month ago(it is in the remodeling stage right now) but the reason I am posting is to warn others of this scam I had never heard of. We were approached at our new home by a man offering to do cheap asphalt work and it was cheap, it is crumbling ater a week. Long story short I stopped payment on the check. Everything out of that man's mouth was a lie. I just want to warn people that legit asphalt companies do not have leftover asphalt. They calculate before their job exactly how much they need so there is no waste. Please warn everyone you know esp. in rural areas. These people do not get proper permits to work in town. They lay only a small amount of asphalt, over charge what they say they will and they are simply theives. I have done a lot of research on them after our incident. Just google gypsy pavers and you will see what I mean. I live in Texas but they are all over. Paving is not their only scam either, they also do roofing and other construction. The gyspy we came in contact from was from Sprio, OK. I talked to the sherrif's department there and he told all about the gypsies and their ways. Please warn everyone you know! And get references before having any of this kind of work done! I have read about so many elderly people getting ripped off by these people and if you are one of them report them to your state's attorney general's office. We have to stand up against them!

YB
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Welcome to the forums Racy

I never accept work offers from anyone who "walks up to my house". I like to investigate them first.
Thanks for the heads up...
Hope you enjoy Rural life, I moved there from the Suburbs of Pittsburgh PA.. I love it out here. Wish it could be further away though.

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is back!

waving hello to oldies and newbies :)
Still living in Vermont here..
Just crawled out of hibernation for a
solid year, eh. Now spring is here :D
To make long story short about my absence..
Tried to run a B & B inn, but it didn't
work out so I opted for a full time job as
a counselor and now Im happy and much more
free with my hands especially in Gardening
forum :) Cya later folks, have a good day!

^Fawn^

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Quote of FawnVT

'counselor and happy and much more free with my hands'
What type of counseling do you do Fawny?
And don't say DEPENDS.
Sussexman

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hydroponics

hi, I'm new, live in arkansas and want to learn abt. hydroponics.any info or advice? isn't spring beautiful?

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welcome to you

from sunny Sussex, england. May I advise you to go onto the 'Gardening Forum' where you will get enough advice to fill a dustbin with. All very well meaning. YB is a fount of knowledge I can assure you.
Sussexman
Gardeners are all natural optimists

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Tea Imformation

I am an avide reader of the people seris of the prehistorical american natives and there are teas mentioned in the books that I would like information.
While reading the books there are mentioned teas made from pine needles, wild fruits, mints and others.
Where there teas like that the indians drank or are the teas mentioned are just a thing of fiction.
Thank you inadvance;

Robert Muckey Palmyra, NY.

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A question

Can someone explain the origin of the saying "respect your elders"? I heard it often as a child and wonder where it came from.

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I'm

not 100% sure, but I think it comes from the Bible.

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Saying hello

My goodness! It never occurred to me that TOFA would be online now. Bumped into it and had to check it out. So I'm new, real name is Ann and I live north of San Diego, between the ocean fog and Santa Ana winds from the Anza Borrego desert. I reprised my "dirtcheap" moniker from my attempt, a few years ago, to be a real estate appraiser. The area, apparently, couldn't use ONE more appraiser. So I'm still a nurse who has hung up her hypodermic, living with my also retired hubby in the land of no excuse for the garden going to pot, except for my achy, breaky back.

Looking forward to sharing what we've learned about gardening, recipes, and sometimes even life! Thanks for the welcome, Ann

YB
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Welcome to the forums Ann

Enjoy

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