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Old 09-06-2009, 08:12 PM
384sqft 384sqft is offline
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Default Howdy!

Howdy from just south of Mountain View, AR.

I've lived here most of my life raised on the same farm my father was raised and on the same mountain my grandmother was raised.

My husband and I are both into self reliance, small living, and gardening, though we don't claim to be anymore than armatures at it. We currently have goats and chickens too. Life keeps us very busy! We are artisans/crafters and have a Leather Shop at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. I'm a second generation leather worker following in my fathersí foot steps. My husband does the finishing touches and mans the shop at OFC while I work in my shop here at home making stock and filling orders.

Hope to see y'all around!

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Old 09-08-2009, 03:09 AM
velojym velojym is offline
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Central AR, a bit north of Little Rock.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:34 PM
CVORNurse CVORNurse is offline
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Greetings from the south of the state here.

We have a garden this year for the first time in a long time. 4 goats, want to learn to milk them. And DH just bought 2 almost year old cows, with an eye to milk and meat eventually.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:36 PM
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& I have been reading BHM long enough for my first year's subscription to expire, so I renewed for 3 more, along with a new sub to Mother Earth News. Any other magazine suggestions?? I have even gotten DH to read BHM, and start talking about some of the articles.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:19 PM
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Hello from the north central part of the state!
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:52 PM
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Smile PEEL , AR

half way between yellville and lead hill . 15 miles each way . MAY JESUS CHRIST BLESS YOU ALL !!!!!! breezemommy
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:37 PM
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New to the Forum and Farm life, currently rebuilding a dead/dying farm in north central Arkansas - just North of Salem. been buying the mag at walmart for years and just moved up here from Jonesboro to work and learn how to live the better life.

So far: Added a Chicken Coop and 25 Chickens, shot 12 armadillos, and 1 skunk. lots of deer and 1 in the freezer.

over the winter will be getting ready for the spring planting by cutting the cedars out to 1. build a fence to protect the garden and 2. to be able to plant some apple trees and minimize the health problems. also looking to add bees this spring (wife does not know it yet).
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:33 AM
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very south missouri........
accusare nemo se debet nisi coram Deo ....(no one ought to accuse himself except in the Presence of God)
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:54 PM
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Good girls go to Heaven

I went to Blytheville
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:38 PM
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Default Howdy

New here, I am half way between Harrison and Berryville.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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I'm in the Conway area. Doing my square foot gardening thing and probably going to be raising rabbits really soon.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:17 AM
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I'm in Pulaski county for now, got a few years until I can retire and then I'll be moving to Izard County or some where around there.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:59 AM
ARHomestead Female ARHomestead is offline
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White County here. We're working on doing the self-sufficiency thing but it's slow going with finances and the lack of "attendance" to our homestead. Work takes us away for long stretches at a time. Brought in my two youngest sons (22 & 24) to help out.

Garden - Semi-check (SFG atm but need more space)
Chickens - Check
Dogs - Check
Rabbits - Cages built, supplies purchased, just need the rabbits now.
Goats - Not started yet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:42 PM
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Hi all,

Jack here. Living and working in North Little Rock.....Got to get back to the boonies.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:55 AM
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Default Gardening in Arkansas

I also posted this under plants. I am moving to Cabot, AR the first week of June. Can Vegetables tolerate 8 plus hour days in the sun or should I look for a site with less. Also what vegetables can I plant and reasonably expect to get a harvest by the end of the season. I don't expect to get seeds into the ground until the end of June.

Thank you for your Advice,

Doing the best I can with the Lord's help.

Last edited by LoiDreams; 03-15-2013 at 01:58 AM. Reason: wasn't finished and i fumble fingered.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:50 AM
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Guess you could say I'm in NE Arkansas just doing my thang on my little slice of heaven.
If you need it... and you don't have it, you sing a different tune my friend ~~ Burt Gummer
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:31 PM
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I had thought I had already posted on here, I'm in NE AR on the east side of Crowley's Ridge and soon to be working in West Memphis.

But I'm hoping to MOVE back out west.... somewhere I can stick a toe or two into some water and breath fresh air that isn't so humid in the summer! In about three years.

I can't believe I've lived so much of my life here in Arkansas! lol!
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