Hello from Washington state

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JustMe

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New here, but not to the homesteading idea. I've gardened, canned or otherwise preserved foods for many years and started raising a few chickens about 12 years ago for both meat & eggs and even tried turkeys a couple of times all on about 1/4 acre lot. Sometimes to my neighbors dismay. I also have 2 dogs (1 is senior) and a cat that bosses everyone around. I also have 3 adult sons, 2 of which still live at home trying to keep Mom (me) out of trouble.

My dream has always been to have a larger plot of land and be more self sustainable, but due to age and health I do what I can with what I have as old school as I can. Being a widow in my 60's, I've learned a few things and I'm always open to learning more. From what I've seen so far, I'm glad to be here.
 

Alaskajohn

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Welcome from Alaska! I look forward to your posts!
 

Sourdough

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Welcome from "The Great State of Alaska".
 

viking

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Hello and welcome from a former Washingtonian now living in S.W. Oregon, you've come to a very good place, great info and good people, just don't look too far in my past, but I'm trying to be a better person with whatever time I have left.
 

viking

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Thank you all for the warm welcomes

Glad to see so many from WA. I was born & raised in the Puget Sound area, as was both my parents and so were my kids. It's home,....just don't like what it's become.
I saw that going on in the 60's and that's why I left. Ballard is where the government locks are to get from Puget Sound into Lake Washington.
 

JustMe

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We moved from Black Diamond after 26 years and back to the sane side.
I can't believe I used to commute to downtown Seattle every day.
Hometown was Auburn, then moved to Olympia for a few years and now in the Tacoma area. While I am used to and love everything else about it, there's just something about crossing the mountains to the eastside. I really like the north central highlands and would have loved moving there, but hubby was more worried about a job and conveniences. Now that he's passed, I'm kinda stuck here, but also see the neccessity of having those things close by.

And to make it clear, I had wanted to be as far away from civilization as anybody can get. Now that's not possible.
 
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