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Post by mommamae on 30th April 2011, 11:33 pm

My name is MaeLee. I'm 40 years young and the mother of 5; 4 boys and 1 girl. I live in Arkansas and growing up here, we lived very much like they did during the "olden days." We didn't have running water and we grew pretty much everything we ate. We slaughtered our own meat and had a smokehouse. We hunted, fished, and whatnot. My stepmother sewed nearly all of our clothing. Looking back, it really wasn't a bad way to grow up at all. Unfortunately, like alot of others, I've gotten away from that life and feel like it's time to make some changes. I see the way the world is moving and am thinking it's going to become more and more necessary to be as self-sufficient as possible. This seems like a great forum and I hope to learn alot and contribute as well.
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Post by Compostwoman on 1st May 2011, 12:30 am

Hello mommamae and a very warm welcome to the Forum!

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Post by mommamae on 1st May 2011, 12:39 am

Compostwoman wrote:Hello mommamae and a very warm welcome to the Forum!


THANKS!
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Post by flute on 1st May 2011, 12:45 am

Hello! Nice to meet you!

I'm sure with all of your meat history Billy will be wanting to swap stories soon!

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Post by Lottie on 1st May 2011, 7:50 am

Hi mommamae, lovely to meet you! Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 1st May 2011, 11:28 am

A big welcome from me too.

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Post by Dandelion on 1st May 2011, 3:29 pm

Hello and welcome!
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Post by Adrian on 1st May 2011, 3:35 pm

Hey there

Welcome from me as well..
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Post by Chilli-head on 1st May 2011, 9:28 pm

Hello form me too Very Happy
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Post by MrsC on 1st May 2011, 10:01 pm

Hi there MaeLee and welcome from me too Very Happy

Fascinated to hear about how your life was growing up and what changes you plan to make to help you regain some of that simple life.

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Post by mommamae on 2nd May 2011, 1:20 am

I'm really excited to start my journey back to the simple life I grew up with...You should have seen how corny and excited I was earlier looking at my tomato plants and the one lil ol' green tomato I have thus far LOL I've got a 55 gal plastic barrel that I'm planning to paint black make into a tumbling compost bin...Yup I really am excited Very Happy
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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd May 2011, 8:51 pm

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 5th May 2011, 3:07 pm

Well, I'm a little late to the party (been awefully busy) but Welcome, and enjoy your stay!!

Still in the country? Moving back? Or are you urban homesteading these days?

We're trying to make the most of our in town lot in Central IL, always good to share notes.

Oh, and I'm sure you've been into gardening weather in AK already. We had a frost last night here!!
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