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    Re: Homesteading, Living Off Grid, and Other Alternative Living

    Meanwhile in Canada...

    We can't even consider planting the garden until end of May, early June.

    Lemons trees, thal, really. We live on different planets.

    I just want to see plaaaaaaaaaants
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    Re: Homesteading, Living Off Grid, and Other Alternative Living

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    Lemons trees, thal, really. We live on different planets.

    I just want to see plaaaaaaaaaants

    Lol!

    Whats funny (and not funny ha-ha) is that 5-10 years ago it was harder to grow citrus, you really had to baby it in the "winter" during Jan/Feb. Now, on the other hand...we didn't have a single freeze overnight last year... The growing zones here have actually changed...
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    Re: Homesteading, Living Off Grid, and Other Alternative Living

    I can't start planting until after Mother's Day Vol but its the first nice weekend we have had and am unsure if we would have time to get them built before then if we didn't do it now. I will be in Georgia for work Wednesday to Sunday, and then two weeks later were going Mississippi for KP's little sisters birthdays. So I said now or probably never.
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    Re: Homesteading, Living Off Grid, and Other Alternative Living

    I have my seedlings started - standard stuff - tomatoes, cauliflower, peppers, cantalopes, summer squash, zuchinni, some plants to make rope with...

    Like Kalynraye, I can't set them out until mother's day, though.
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    Re: Homesteading, Living Off Grid, and Other Alternative Living

    My tomato volunteers already have flowers...so...Maybe accidental tomatoes soon?
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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