Hi! I'm SO new!!

in introduceyourself •  last year

I'm Goldcat. My home is currently in New Jersey, near Princeton, where we have been getting hit with those monster storms in the past week. My vegetable garden is under ice, which is really frustrating because I had been getting it ready for planting in the nice weather we had had before the storms. I love gardening!

@derekfreeman is my son. He also is into gardening, as you may know from his posts on AR Homesteading. He's an awesome guy! :)

While I have many interests, gardening is most important to me because I am passionate about creating a wildlife habitat in my yard using only native plants. My dream is to heal the planet by restoring, as much as possible, original flora and fauna. I want to save the species that are struggling to survive in their native habitats because they are constantly losing ground. Trees get cut down indiscriminately and non-native plants, put here by unknowing people, do not service the pollinators in the area, they do not feed the local birds and other wildlife. They often overtake the native plants, such as Kudzu has done in the southeast. Saving the planet is a tall order, that's why I'm starting with my yard.

I have an enclosure where I plant vegetables... and mix in wildflowers. I have a milkweed, monarch butterfly garden and have watched many caterpillars pupate eventually turning into magnificent monarchs. Oh, I also made a frog pond! Everything is a work in progress at this point.

I'm looking forward to this new adventure on Steemit. It's a challenging website!

Goldcat

P.S. Do pictures usually load this big?

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Welcome to Steemit!

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Thank you so much!!

Welcome to steemit! You will enjoy it! Continue doing good post.

I am very happy with your presence in Steemit. I wish you the best! Hope you gonna have fun with our community and see you soon.

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lytieulong, thank you for your kind words. I will do my best!


Welcome to Steemit @goldcat!

I wish you much success and hope you find Steemit to be as rewarding and informative as I have.

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Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings from @introbot & @bycoleman

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Glad to see you here.

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Me too. :)

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Question, can you go check out my post on the wild garlic and tell me what you think. I am trying to identify. The thing is that they taste like garlic and when taken apart they have little cloves but kinda inside the white. they are young so the paper is still fleshy. Read the posts also please, ill send you or post more pics if you need, I can do some close-ups. I just assumed they were young wild garlic. The only difference I can find in pictures is the leaf size.

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I'll take a peek too. We've been harvesting the wild garlic around here for a couple years now.

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Well s***, I can stop some over one of these days. BTW Mom this is Kevin and his awesome family! I have HUGE amount of clothes for you too! I am busy right now, of course, with spring madness, but we are going to be dropping off some supplies to our BOL soon, I will try to give you a heads up see if your around.

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Thank you @introbot & @bycoleman. I appreciate the links. I need all the help I can get. My son, Derek, has also been helping. This is an adventure for me.

Hello @goldcat ! Welcome to steemit, glad you could join us!
I do hope you enjoy yourself here in our community.
I'm into writing, drawing and even coding a video game if you'd like to check out my posts. I'm also fairly new too.

@lilcoffeekitty

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lilcoffeekitty, I'm glad too that my son got me interested in joining. I will certainly check out your posts!

Welcome @goldcat! There are so much human damages in nature, flora and fauna should be respected, you are working for a noble cause. I am sure you will enjoy this platform!

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fedesox, Yes, I agree! It's heartbreaking! We have a lot of work to do to change things around. I look forward to hearing other people's ideas.

hello dear goldcat, I wish you a very nice stay around here and a warm welcome :) Nice greetings from germany

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yaraha thank you! Where in Germany? I lived in the Stuttgart area for 2 1/2 years a long time ago.

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Your welcome 😊 It is near Frankfurt am Main, if you know that? Greetings! 🌸

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I visited Frankfurt in the '60s when I lived in Germany. It's quite a long time ago. My husband was in the army. We were stationed at Wharton Barracks in Heilbronn (closed in 1989), then at Robinson Barracks in Ludwigsburg. I really loved living in Germany. My daughter was born there. She has a German birth certificate because I had her in a Frauenklinik in Horkheim. We didn't have time to get to the military hospital in Stuttgart. I hope she gets to visit her birthplace someday!

welcome! Glad to see a like minded person joining the platform. Live long and prosper!

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lopezdacruz, I'm happy to hear you say that. And I have to live long so I can finish my job of helping the planet!

Sincerest Greetings!

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liquifire , thank you very much!

Very good to meet a fellow steemian with homesteading and sustainable goals in the non traditional sense. I look forward to following both you and your son. Do you plan on leaving New Jersey to join your son in Arkansas?

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gypsyclipper, I'm glad we're on the same page with our goals! I will be following you as well. Arkansas is out of the picture just now because of my husband's career. But I would love to be near my son! I figure that it will happen one day!

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I look forward to seeing all that you post. Hopefully spring will get a hold soon. I'm getting stir crazy.

Here is a upvote and possibly many more!!

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Hey, truce! Thank you for your vote! I will try to make you proud!

Hello and welcome! Looking forward to seeing some photos of your garden (under ice or not)!

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:) I will get some posted. Still trying to figure that out.

Welcome to another gardener! I will love to see photos of your gardens!

I make all my photos 4" x 6" with a 100 resolution. They load faster that way.

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Thank you for that advice. I have some good pictures from last year. Is there a photo gallery somewhere on steemit?

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If you mean something to change size, I don't think so. I do mine in in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

If you mean a place to post photos, I think most use the #photography hashtag. But I am new also, so maybe someone who's been around longer would know.

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Sorry I'm so late replying. #photography is really nice! I just took a look. My main problem is that most of my pictures are in Google Photos and it's hard to get them out of there. My son, Derek, who is on Steemit, @derekfreeman, helps me a lot with photos on here but some are really stubborn. You know him, I think.

I'll get back to you! :)

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Google photos is FAR outside my area of knowledge. LOL Neanderthal here, was finally forced to upgrade to Win7 in order to post here. I use an old digital camera and a VERY old PhotoSuite and Adobe Elements. Between them all, that's how I do my photos.

Awesome, welcome! There is a huge learning curve but if you want to learn I'm sure you will and then some!

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Oh, you aren't kidding! It scares me off at times, but I am persisting!

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Feel free to ask questions. Sometimes a basic explanation followed by a link to an in-depth post, for reference, will do the trick!

Welcome to steemit! I met your boy a few years back, and now it's nice to (digitally) meet you too!

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:) Thanks! Glad to meet you too! You're lucky, you get to see my boy more than I do. I keep hoping I'll get down there soon. Then we can meet in person!