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Old 06-24-2013, 02:56 AM
 
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Good morning to all- I'm Ed Mashburn, and I just found this forum- very interesting place with some good information. I have lived in the country for a long time- Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks mostly, and now rural coastal Alabama.
My wife and I are retired teachers, and I'm a writer/photographer for various magazines.
Our small place was quite rural when we came here about 20 years ago- we have plenty of neighbors now- mostly good folks. We raise, chickens, ducks, quail, and various gardens. We even grow citrus fruit and blueberries.
I look forward to reading more from the folks here. Hope you all have a good day- Ed
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Hi Ed!

Here in Minnesota we're proud of our blueberries. I'm surprised to learn that you can grow them down there!
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Hi Ed!

Here in Minnesota we're proud of our blueberries. I'm surprised to learn that you can grow them down there!
First of all, Welcome, Ed. Hope you stick around.

Blueberries, huh. We just picked up 10 pounds of them from a farm near us right on the SW MO, NW AR border. They happen.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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First of all, Welcome, Ed. Hope you stick around.

Blueberries, huh. We just picked up 10 pounds of them from a farm near us right on the SW MO, NW AR border. They happen.
It wasn't so long ago that hiking the woods of Missouri and Arkansas that you would happen upon supposedly a patch of many types of wild berrys or nut trees or fruit trees. I seem to remember articles written by a Mr. Schoolcraft about the Ozarks and his findings in the late 1800's. I believe his archives are available on the University of Arkansas web site. The Missouri Conservation Commission prints a monthly magazine which was a free subscription my wife displayed in her Kindergarten classes for many years. It had a lot of good information on their web site as well. IMHO

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Welcome Ed.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Hi Ed and welcome to CD!!!! I live in northern IL and we mostly grow corn and cows up here!!! Hubby and I aren't farmers, but lots of folks up this way are. Frankly, I think there is something wonderful to be found virtually anywhere in the USA and I hope to see lots more of it before I kick the bucket!!!! Stay awhile......please??
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: NY
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Ed Mashburn, i'm new here, looking for great discussion......
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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Ed Mashburn, i'm new here, looking for great discussion......
Welcome CJ...

Personally I have lived rural about 99% of my life and still do. Did the city life about 5 years and gave it up for the slower pace.

Hope you enjoy what our youngsters call BORING!!! LOL
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Welcome Ed! Although, I would caution against posting your full name on any forum.

I live in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in eastern CA. We are about 8 miles east of a town of 5000 in a log house. Grew up in San Francisco, but left the urban life 35 years ago.

Some little known facts I will share: CA is 97% rural. Yep, Greater LA, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area cover under 3% of the land of CA. CA gets the most snow of any state in the lower 48. Where I live there is not a palm tree in sight and the nearest ocean beach is five hours away. No smog, no traffic jams. Too many people think all of CA is what they see on TV.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Welcome Ed! Although, I would caution against posting your full name on any forum.

I live in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in eastern CA. We are about 8 miles east of a town of 5000 in a log house. Grew up in San Francisco, but left the urban life 35 years ago.

Some little known facts I will share: CA is 97% rural. Yep, Greater LA, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area cover under 3% of the land of CA. CA gets the most snow of any state in the lower 48. Where I live there is not a palm tree in sight and the nearest ocean beach is five hours away. No smog, no traffic jams. Too many people think all of CA is what they see on TV.
Ya mean it's not? Annette Funicello, Gidget (Sally Field) and all those bikinis are just a fantasy? I am SO disappointed! Why, I might just grab a jug of moonshine and go 5170 all over the place.
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