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+Hello from Kansas

Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by Julie Erickson, May 29, 2018.

  1. May 29, 2018
    Julie Erickson

    Julie Erickson Enjoys Recycling

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    I am from N.E. Kansas
    My sufficient inspiration would be my paternal grandparents
    I currently have: 1 rooster, 2 laying hens, 6 1 month old orpingtons, 2 1 month old banties (GD)
    2 angoras, 2 mini lops, 1 jersey woolly, main garden is 50' x 100'
    From our property (not planted) wild strawberries, wild plums, mullberries, Juniper berries.
    I water bath and pressure can
    healthy compost pile
    we have a full woodcrafting shop everything from lathe to finished
    In the future we are looking to add goats, expand the garden so I don't have to pay sales tax to the governor, and we want to go tiny as far housing. Right now we are living in the middle of Tornado Alley, on the open prairie, in a double-wide trailer house!
    Crafting skills goes back grandparents. the traditional household crafts, canning, sewing, embroidery, cooking knitting crochet, a little tatting (other g'ma)
    We have 40 rural acres. Looking to keep the livestock small. Chickens, rabbits, goats, maybe feeder pigs.
    SIL and 16yo son are my framing crew, I do structural finish, DD is a cabinet maker
    Dream Location: anywhere in the mountain woods (like Thompson Lake MT)
    Planning to go off grid with tiny houses. Wood heating in the houses. Gas heating in the mechanical bldg (baths, wash/dry, canning stove.)
    Love to cook, hate to clean. Much prefer using real food, not commercially processed "soylent Green"
    DD wants to take up pot shotting, an abundance of small proteins.
    Learned my skills at my grandparents houses. they told wonderful stories while we canned, stitched,...
    Paternal G'ma family were settlers in NE Ks - Go Sod Busters!
    Looking more to wind than solar
    Not intentionally off grid yet. Mother nature sometimes takes us off.
     
  2. May 29, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Hi there and welcome from Texas! Can't wait to hear more from you. and pictures... we love pics here and we're not shy about asking for them, lol!
     
  3. May 29, 2018
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    X2 the above. Welcome to the forum! :)
     
  4. May 29, 2018
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Welcome from New Hampshire!
     
  5. May 29, 2018
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    And from NE Alabama!
     
  6. May 29, 2018
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
  7. May 29, 2018
    moxies_chickennuggets

    moxies_chickennuggets Almost Self-Reliant

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    Welcome Julie! Where at in KS? I am from KCMO myself.
     
  8. May 30, 2018
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Welcome from Texas. We have hair sheep, chickens, 2 Great Pyrenees, 1 big black Lab/Great Dane, Muscovy ducks, 3 horses and 2 feeder pigs. We also have a garden and I can, dehydrate and put up in the freezer. Can't wait to hear more about your homestead!
     
  9. May 31, 2018
    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Super Self-Sufficient

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  10. May 31, 2018
    BarredBuff

    BarredBuff El Presidente de Pollo

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    Welcome to SufficientSelf from Kentucky!
     

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