Introducing - A New Forum

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Chuck, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Okay folks, I've been working on a new forum, and we finally got it up and running.

    Plant and Tree Identification

    This is the one forum on this site where you can actually upload pictures to our server. The intent of the forum is to provide a place where we can archive a huge base of knowledge about the plants and trees on our property - and have that data available for others on the net.

    If you don't know what something is on your place, snap a picture of it and post it on the site. You'll see my series of "name that weed" posts from last summer are here in that vein. I'm amazed at how smart the people here are, and so this is a good way to bank that knowledge for school kids, new landowners and other interested parties.

    I only ask that you do your best not to post MONSTER sized pictures. Set your camera to its lowest setting before taking the shots. It will make this new forum much easier on the bandwidth.

    Big thank you's to AngieM2 for agreeing to mod this board!
    Enjoy!
     
  2. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ooooh! That's great!

    We need to identify a LOT of trees on our tree lot! :)

    THANK YOU!!
     

  3. poultryprincess

    poultryprincess Well-Known Member

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    :worship: I gotta say Chuck, you are always thinking! I cannot believe how much time & effort that you & the other moderators spend on this site. It is the reason why everyone Luvs it here. Great, great job. Happy Homesteading!!! :worship:
     
  4. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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    Chuck - I'm really looking forward to moderating this new forum, and learning a lot from everyone.

    AngieM2
     
  5. Timedess

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    What an awesome idea! Thanks, Chuck, and Angie! I think we'll put this one to good use!!! :D
     
  6. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    Great idea Chuck! Thanks so much!
     
  7. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    Thanks! Where's my camera? Rats, guess I'll have to wait until things leaf out.
     
  8. ajaxlucy

    ajaxlucy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like this idea. I once signed up for a class on Native Plants Identification and it was much more complicated than I'd ever thought. The first lab exercise in January called for us to identify trees just by looking at a twig. No leaves. I got 8 out of 10 wrong, even with an identification key.
     
  9. j.r. guerra in s. tx.

    j.r. guerra in s. tx. Well-Known Member

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    Thats a GREAT idea . . . I don't know my fungi from a hole in the ground . . .
     
  10. tonto

    tonto Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for creating the new forum, Chuck.

    I'm relatively new here, and don't post a lot, but I do love reading
    everyone's ideas and thought.

    And thank you AngieM2 for agreeing to moderate the group.

    -tonto
     
  11. BamaSuzy

    BamaSuzy Well-Known Member

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    thank you so much. I probably won't have much to offer but will be reading and looking because I have so much to learn even though I've been homesteading for a while!
     
  12. januaries

    januaries Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! I can't wait to start using it!