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Post by sonnet11 on 2nd March 2011, 6:13 am

Hello, my search for learning the basics of homesteading and permaculture landed me on this forum. I am a home-owner from Northern Virginia. I believe I have some profound lifestyle changes to make and adapt to the new realities of the times we live in. It is my sincere hope that this friendly forum will help me with vital pieces of information towards that. Thank you for the membership. I have been glossing over some of the threads and the wealth of information is both astounding and humbling.

Warm regards.
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Post by polgara on 2nd March 2011, 8:16 am

Welcome

I hope we can help you. Join in with us, the tea room is fun but some of the other threads should be useful to you

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Post by MrsC on 2nd March 2011, 9:00 am

Hi there sonnet11 and welcome to the forum - great to see you there. There certainly should be plenty of information here, but if there's anything you can't find then just ask and I'm sure someone will come along who knows the answer!

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Post by Compostwoman on 2nd March 2011, 9:37 am

A warm welcome from me

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Post by Adrian on 2nd March 2011, 10:25 am

Hello Sonnett, welcome.

I look forward to reading more about your life changes nd plans

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Post by Lottie on 2nd March 2011, 12:39 pm

Hey Sonnett, lovely to meet you Very Happy

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 2nd March 2011, 1:20 pm

Hi, welcome to the forums. Lots of information here. I thought the same thing when I joined too. But, it's pretty managable, the site moderation and administration is EXCELLENT, everybody is happy to help, and it's lots of fun. Enjoy!!
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Post by sonnet11 on 2nd March 2011, 2:00 pm

Hello. In my tiny online experience about forums, this has been possibly the most welcoming one.

Usually, smuggling chapters of autobiography can be an immediate turn-off; but since this thread is about a member's introduction , I feel I can post bits about myself that are not irrelevant to this forum.

Everyone has reasons to arrive on forums like this. Broadly speaking, everyone here is about exchanging information. Mine are not different.

I think many people inherently possess the leaning and liking towards a lifestyle of preservation, sustainable usage of resources. They are brought up in such an environment and/or voluntarily cultivate that lifestyle. Developing various skills catering towards such life is not a goal - it is a natural part of the entire journey.

Some people are not like this. (I can imagine even the warm-hearted, well-meaning people on this forum snickering to read this. ) They are brought up into a sedentary kind of life or they carve their own adult life into such. It takes one to know one Smile I think it is usually some life-altering events - mostly in a negative way - that lead such people to rethink their own choices of lifestyle - and eventually take them to such forums.

Although I belong to this later category, it is also true that so far I have not been hit by any such nasty surprises life offers : job loss, loss of a house, unsustainable living standards.

There is a lot of wisdom in reading the writing on the wall. It is far more better to enter and explore the good sustainable , close-to-the-nature lifestyle (such as the one most of the members here might be leading ) than being forced into it. I was not brought up like that and I have spent a huge part of my adult life not caring about it. But it is never too late to learn, I guess.

I wanted to say a few more points but I think this has been a long rha-rha. I appreciate the empathetic readership here.


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Post by Jaded Green on 2nd March 2011, 3:30 pm

Hallo and welcome. Lovely to read about you.
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Post by Dandelion on 2nd March 2011, 7:11 pm

I've enjoyed the honesty about the way you write. Looking forward to reading more!

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd March 2011, 11:08 am

Hello and welcome Very Happy from me too !
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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd March 2011, 8:25 pm



Hi from me too...

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Post by flute on 4th March 2011, 7:13 pm

Hello! Sorry I'm a bit late Embarassed It's nice to meet you!

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Every man is born as many men, but dies a single one." -Timothy McGee (NCIS)
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