Wintering My Garden

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Illinois could be a great state, but Democrats/Socialists/Marxists have ruined it. They is rampent ballot harvesting and the current Governor is a heir to the Hilton fortune, a trust fund baby who never held a real job and bought his position 4 years ago.
I live where the glaciers stopped and the soil is great, but a lot has been used up by bad farming practices. Still, we have no problem with water rights and our small town gets it's own well water from an aquifer.
If we could kick out the dirty money grubbing dogs, nobody would want to leave.
I feel for Chicagoans. I won't go NEAR the city anymore, even though I grew up in the suburbs.
NO part of Chicago is safe, anymore, much like New York.
 

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Illinois could be a great state, but Democrats/Socialists/Marxists have ruined it. They is rampent ballot harvesting and the current Governor is a heir to the Hilton fortune, a trust fund baby who never held a real job and bought his position 4 years ago.
I live where the glaciers stopped and the soil is great, but a lot has been used up by bad farming practices. Still, we have no problem with water rights and our small town gets it's own well water from an aquifer.
If we could kick out the dirty money grubbing dogs, nobody would want to leave.
I feel for Chicagoans. I won't go NEAR the city anymore, even though I grew up in the suburbs.
NO part of Chicago is safe, anymore, much like New York.
My husband and I are working on getting the water rights for our properties right now. We have plans for them and water rights are part of it. I keep expecting a fight because I am not a local and the ranchers control everything.

We are already fighting the power company because someone bought a small cabin near us and is running power through it. 25 poles are not cheap, and they will never have power how here. My husband is digging a trench across our property to at least have it run underground, so we don't have to see the eyesore on our land as the rancher that owns the property next to ours can give easement rights to our property to the power company.

It is too late, and we can't stop at it, the least we can do is try to not see the electrical destruction going on. They won't have power 95% of the year because of the weather, but they are stupid money, so they get what they want.
 

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I believe that Idaho has the fastest population growth of any state in the US. It was not all that hard to do, only 9 states have a smaller population (ID is 14th in square miles).

Most of the growth has been in the Boise area. They will have to change the name from Boise (forest) to Houses ;). It's not all that far from California's Bay Area and all those people who work in high tech, and now work from home, can hurry back to their stomping grounds for business meetings and family get togethers.

There are more new people in the north, as well. Of course, those already here were complaining about that in the 1960's. Mom, Southern California lover, had a cute comeback to those complaints after asking where the complainer was from. Invariably, it was from somewhere ELSE. She would say, "Oh? I was born in Lewiston." Her Great Grandparents had arrived in the 1890's ... from somewhere else.

;) Steve

Steve edited to add the "Great" to Grandparents. Yes, the Grandparents, already married and with children, came as well.
 
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I believe that Idaho has the fastest population growth of any state in the US. It was not all that hard to do, only 9 states have a smaller population (ID is 14th in square miles).

Most of the growth has been in the Boise area. They will have to change the name from Boise (forest) to Houses ;). It's not all that far from California's Bay Area and all those people who work in high tech, and now work from home, can hurry back to their stomping grounds for business meetings and family get togethers.

There are more new people in the north, as well. Of course, those already here were complaining about that in the 1960's. Mom, Southern California lover, had a cute comeback to those complaints after asking where the complainer was from. Invariably, it was from somewhere ELSE. She would say, "Oh? I was born in Lewiston." Her Grandparents had arrived in the 1890's ... from somewhere else.

;) Steve

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Very true. I live I in a town of people from elsewhere. I did before and in both cases, I like the transplants better than the locals. Both groups act differently, but they still felt entitled to dictate how others live their lives.

I just shake my head and try something new to see how it will work out.
 

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Everyone wants to get away from the junk and regulations. I get why they are there, but at the same time, it is very restrictive. I know my husband and I couldn't do half of what we do if we were elsewhere.

It is also getting away from junk. In my old area, some of my friends with homes have "homeless" using their gardens as a toilet, and they have no option to stop it besides fences that get jumped and security cameras that get ignored. They also have their water stolen regularly too.

I don't know what the answer is, but I am happier now than I have been in years. Not everyone can live in a city and make it work.
One of my best friends had a historically inspired yard & garden. Her and her husband were history buffs. Their patio was surrounded by this incredible wood creation traditionally used in Africa to keep lions out centuries ago. They had an enormous strawberry pyramid, heirloom Calabrian grape vines, and other neat things. Her husband passed away a few years ago, and the vacuum was observed by the area. She can no longer put a toe in her backyard and remain safe, hundreds of needles everywhere. All distributed by our so called 'health unit'. They do provide the service of coming with metal detectors and doing some pick up once in a while, but the needles are the nice stuff they leave behind. Her yard is totally awful now. When I go there I watch every footstep on her stone walkway so not to step on anything potentially deadly. She's had 3 break ins, while home, in 2 years. Truly unbelievable. Not the country I grew up in anymore.
 

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One of my best friends had a historically inspired yard & garden. Her and her husband were history buffs. Their patio was surrounded by this incredible wood creation traditionally used in Africa to keep lions out centuries ago. They had an enormous strawberry pyramid, heirloom Calabrian grape vines, and other neat things. Her husband passed away a few years ago, and the vacuum was observed by the area. She can no longer put a toe in her backyard and remain safe, hundreds of needles everywhere. All distributed by our so called 'health unit'. They do provide the service of coming with metal detectors and doing some pick up once in a while, but the needles are the nice stuff they leave behind. Her yard is totally awful now. When I go there I watch every footstep on her stone walkway so not to step on anything potentially deadly. She's had 3 break ins, while home, in 2 years. Truly unbelievable. Not the country I grew up in anymore.
Before I left, there were a couple of cases of kids falling on needles on the playground. I don't know what came of those incidents as they were buried. :confused:
 

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