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Post by Alan Grinnell Jones on 9th September 2011, 6:12 pm

Howdy y'all,
I recently retired from public service in Texas - pollution cleanup and aquifer protection. My wife Robin and I will enjoy a woods and meadow on a glacial moraine (kames, kettles, and outwash plain) in the thumb of Michigan, USA. Part of the farm my dad was born on. Looking to share ways of living simply with the land. I found this forum while researching how to build hurdles. We've lots of Witch Hazel (Hamamelis). I'll give it a try.
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Post by Adrian on 9th September 2011, 6:36 pm

Hullo Allan,

I think that you are our first Texan welcomeparty

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Post by Jaded Green on 9th September 2011, 6:47 pm

Hallo and welcome from me too
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Post by Dandelion on 9th September 2011, 8:07 pm

Welcome Alan!

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Post by flute on 9th September 2011, 8:16 pm

Hello! Nice to meet you! hippy1

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Post by polgara on 9th September 2011, 10:15 pm

Welcome from me too fleurs

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Post by Sparhawk on 9th September 2011, 11:45 pm

Me too, sounds idylic... Hope there will be photes too...


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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 10th September 2011, 2:25 am

Hello, from a bit further south. Welcome and enjoy!!
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Post by Lottie on 11th September 2011, 9:15 am

Hello Alan Very Happy Lovely to see you here, your farm sounds wonderful.

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Post by Lakshmi on 11th September 2011, 2:33 pm

Hello!

Good that you knew the area from before as I guess the climate isn't quite the same in Texas and in Michigan!

Wishing you lots of luck and health and fun times on the farm!
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Post by MrsC on 11th September 2011, 8:17 pm

Welcome Alan - looking forward to hearing how you get on there.

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Post by Alan Grinnell Jones on 13th September 2011, 2:03 pm

Any suggested readings on the psychology of place? Anyone read and appreciate "A Pattern Language"? What's this about a camera club?
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Post by Lottie on 13th September 2011, 5:27 pm

OOOoooooo 'eck, Alan, now you're asking, I'm not sure if it's wise to subject you to the psychology of here til you've been locked in the tea room? Twisted Evil Wink
I think that is a darn fine place to meet the regulars, they're terribly friendly, slightly weird, but there you go... Speaking for me, I'm all for begging, borrowing, making, acquiring, asking before buying.. I'm also a cheapskate, and proud of it.. Laughing Cool

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