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Old 01-26-2015, 01:43 PM
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Thought I'd say hi and tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in the Adirondacks here in NY., and currently live in the central part of the state. I live to spend time outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping, whatever. If I'm outdoors, I'm happy. I try to be as self sufficient as I can. A lot of our food comes from what I grow in our gardens, and hunt. I've raised chickens and cows for meat/eggs over the years, but don't currently have any. I'll be getting more chicks this spring though. I freeze, and can/jar all of our meat and vegetables that aren't eaten fresh, and I cut and burn my own wood for heat. I still use a propane furnace some of the time though. Anyway, I'm looking forward to spending some time here and getting to know you folks. Thanks.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:55 PM
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Welcome aboard, cool name great gun.

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Old 01-27-2015, 12:00 AM
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Welcome Ithaca37. Glad you made it here. You will enjoy.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:46 AM
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Thank you EarthMama, I'm enjoying myself already.

Thank you too MissouriFree, I appreciate it. I think the Ithaca 37 is a great gun too. I have one in 20 ga. that I've carried for 35 years. I've used it on everything from woodcock to black bears. It's an old friend.

Thank you both again.

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:19 AM
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Welcome to the Funny Farm!

I hope you're prepared for the "Blizzard of 2015" as I heard some calling it today
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:39 PM
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Thanks Bearfootfarm. I'm always ready for a blizzard, though according to our local weather, we're not supposed to get hit too bad where I am. A little east of here looks like It'll be worse. We'll see what happens though. And by the way, if this is a funny farm, I should fit right in. Thanks again.

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Old 01-27-2015, 01:44 PM
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Welcome Bob ( Ithaca37 ).
I have been through that neighborhood a couple of times and loved it.
From Buffalo to Syracuse. Wished I had more time to see the Adirondacks while I was there.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for the welcome David, I appreciate it.

The Adirondacks will always be home to me, but there's some beautiful country here in the central part of the state too. Lots of rolling hills and farmland, though unfortunately, many of the old farms have gone under. It doesn't make any sense to me, but it seems as though our government would rather import the products from other countries, instead of helping the people that have been feeding us all these years. Thanks again for the welcome David.

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Hi Bob - Sounds like you are wonderfully self-sufficient now. Well done! We do heat by wood but have propane heat as a backup in our three living areas. We've used it less than a week in the last four years.

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:57 AM
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Hi Ed, and thank you. We're working toward being more self sufficient all the time. I just wish there was more that we could do when it comes to medical issues. It seems the older we get, the more reliant we have to be on doctors. It's that way with us anyway. I've got bad knees, back, and rotator cuffs, and my girlfriend is in worse shape than I am. It slows you down, but you can't let it stop you. Not yet anyway. Thanks again.

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