Greetings from Minnesota USA

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Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176223 Minnesota
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:28 pm

I've been a fan of "Good Neighbors" (as it's known in the US) for years.
I have lived my life, in many small ways, as self-sufficient as possible.
I am about to move to a Hobby farm (as they are known in the US)
43 acres part wooded and part pasture and part being tilled, with a small house, a cattle barn that needs repair and other outbuildings.
I have lots of plans and lots of questions that I will get to later.
I garden now, in town on a small lot.
I brew beer and many wines, My personal favorite is Beet wine with Gooseberry.
Today, I just put into jars, this years saurKraut.
I also press Apple Cider...many gallons, Apples are so plentiful here, and most people
are anxious to give them away for a small portion of the fresh cider or a bottle of fermented cider.

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176226 red
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:36 pm

welcome :flower:

a hobby farm - of 40 + acres - ok yes im jealous :mrgreen:
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176249 spitfire
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:14 pm

hello from california :sunny: and welcome :wave:
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176256 theracedude
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:25 am

Hey there from Florida and Georgia.

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176274 Millymollymandy
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:19 am

Hello and welcome!
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176283 Milims
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:45 am

Hi there and welcome! :wave: I keep forgetting that Minnesota is so far away - we have a branch of the St Cloud University very close to us!
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It won't make us rich
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176296 Green Aura
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:36 am

Hi Minnesota :lol: Welcome to Ish......teehee (we've got a whole State as a member) teehee.....
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176407 growingthings
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:21 pm

Hi there and welcome ! :wave: :wave:

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #176478 MuddyWitch
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:28 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

So if 40+ acres is a hobby farm, does that make the place hubby & I are after, with it's 4.5acres, a big garden?!!!

Enjoy your space, pics would be lovely.

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #288394 Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:49 pm

Hello again,
I haven't logged in here for about 4 years. I seen a "memory" pop up on my facebook newsfeed from 2010 and I mention this wonderful forum. I thought to myself ...HEY, I gotta get back there.

Updates:
I never did get to the hobby farm, I'm still in town and fairly successfull in the selfsufficientish lifestyle. I retired from my job Back in July and am getting use to that. I garden part of my neighbor's yard, besides my own. Next summer street re-construction comes to my neighborhood...good and bad...The good is they will take out my large Maple tree, that will open up all of my west yard for a new garden :icon_smile: the tree never let anything grow over there :banghead: BUT, the bad is I'll loose all the afternoon shade for my house :(

Anyway, it's good to be back
Jon

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #288398 KathyLauren
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:30 pm

Good to see you again, Jon!

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #288414 bonniethomas06
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:40 am

Hi Jon!

Quite a lot of the old 'ishers seem to be coming home, so it is good to see you! I have had a bit of a hiatus myself.

Look forward to catching up :-)
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #288454 Green Aura
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi Jon, welcome back. Has it snowed yet?
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Post: #288460 Minnesota
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:57 pm

no snow here.
we've had delightful weather, temps above normal, and it appears it will stick around for another week.
I've been riding my scooter as much as possible, in fact I just got back from the store with a gallon of milk...via scooter :mrgreen:
Snow/slop predicted for next friday/saturday :roll: so that'll end the scooter riding til March :roll:

But I do like the winter :santa: I'm ready for it.


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