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Old 10-20-2006, 11:20 AM
Pigzzilla Female Pigzzilla is offline
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Hi, I'm new to this site, but have been reading/ lurking for awhile. Sounds like a whole lot of diverse, interesting people.

We live near the S.F. Bay area and work together in the city. Married, going on forever, 3kids+ 2steps and a herd of g'kids.

We own 3+ acres of pine and oak and poison oak near Jones Valley, Ca. N.E. of Redding, Ca. That's our paradise in less than 6 years when we retire. We so far have put in a well and built a pump-house/ storage shed. No electric yet, just a small generator. Planning to start on a house next year. Hope to go solar.

I love to can. Family says if it ain't moving, Moms gonna put it inna jar. Son keeps nudging my old dog to keep him moving. I have a small garden and a bunch of fruit trees that keep me busy after work.

Glad to meet all of you!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:23 AM
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Good to meet you too!!! Welcome!

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Old 10-20-2006, 11:41 AM
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:43 AM
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How Do....sounds like you all have a neat set up..cannin' now that's becoming a lost art. Gonna' learn my self one day.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:16 PM
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Welcome Pigzilla! Your nickname makes me grin!

I bet you'd love a canning/laundry gazebo like my Stone County neighbors had. (Have - They're still there & have it, I'm just not a neighbor any more!)

Their well is out in a field, so he built a screened-in gazebo. There resides a gas cooker, jar storage under the counter, a sink that doubles as a laundry tub, a gasoline-powered Maytag wringer washer, and a wood-burning water heater. The water tank is a 55 gallon drum up on stilts for gravity feed & painted black to pre-heat the water. Since their well doesn't produce much, they can slowly fill the tank so there's plenty on high-use days. This set up keeps the heat and humidity of washing clothes and canning out of the house, and lets the cooling breezes through without admitting bugs.

And if you've never seen one, a gasoline-powered Maytag has a kick-starter just like a motorcycle with the attending exhaust! (Another great reason to have it out in the field!)
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:37 PM
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Welcome, pigzilla. Lots of info here and helpful folks willing to share what they know. See you in the forums.
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