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Old 12-05-2008, 07:34 AM   #21
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I have taken 6 deer so far this season,have donated 2 to the local mission and have one more packaged up just need to drop it off.I use everything from the deer,even the bones,there are some bones i can't use and they go back to nature.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #22
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Good for you! Impressive.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #23
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Here are pics of the necklaces and beads i make i,the necklace i have on,i have worn for 3yrs it's perminant it will never come off.All the beads i have made myself from the bones of roadkill i pick up.The brown beads you see are bone to,they have been dyed with walnut dye,the war eagle is also carved from bone.I use everything from the animal i can,what i can't use(which isn't much)the vultures and rodents appreciate
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:14 AM   #24
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That's what I call a power necklace. I have one of those that was a gift from a personal friend. I wear it when I need to go someplace that makes me nervous. Here's mine and it's also made out of natural materials. This is one of the few gifts I have received that I actually wear. The little guy is kokapelli and you'll understand why he's a favorite of mine after reading below.

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Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

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In his domain over agriculture, Kokopelli's fluteplaying chases away the Winter and brings about Spring. Many tribes, such as the Zuni, also associate Kokopelli with the rains. He frequently appears with Paiyatuma, another flutist, in depictions of maize-grinding ceremonies. Some tribes say he carries seeds and babies on his back.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:06 AM   #25
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Somewhere i have a kokopelli i carved a few years ago,if i can find it i will post a pic
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:10 AM   #26
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Here is a pic of the bonsai i have had since i was 10,i have had it for 23yrs.My grandfather gave it to me as a birthday present for my 10th birthday,he had a lot of influence on me,and is the reason i love to garden and grow things
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:59 AM   #27
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http://www.acf.org/

there are American chestnuts. You can get trees. The nuts are probably not commercially available yet.
Thanks for the link! I knew the effort was being made, but I didn't know it was so far along. There's a test orchard about 25 miles from here. Wonder if they let people go see?

Think I need to join the Georgia chapter.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #28
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Jenny, are you a Master Gardener? If not, you should check on the program in your area. Not only is it great fun, but you would be amazed at the number of doors of opportunity is opens
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #29
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Doccat, I'm not, and I've worried about it because I've been warned it's not at all organic-friendly. That problem may just be here locally, but it was my county extension agent who warned me, so I do believe it.

OTOH, I know you're a Master Gardener, and it's obviously benefited you. I think it may be time to look into it myself.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #30
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As with anything else, there are states that are considerably more progressive than others. My state sucks in the Master Gardener Dept. Wisconsin is leap years ahead of us. You're going to have to go with the flow and determine for yourself if the program is worth it for you. Old ways die hard.
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