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Funny, or obsession?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Oct 18, 2019 6:06am
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I have had to start a med size container/bucket because I can’t seem to keep up with my planting compared to my carving.

Obsessed? I don’t know, maybe? 😉

Has anyone else been in the same situation? I’m having way to much fun with letterboxing.
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 6:10am
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Re: Funny, or obsession?
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 7:05am
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I have had to start a med size container/bucket because I can’t seem to keep up with my planting compared to my carving.

I have been carving all summer but have only placed four boxes out in the wild due to the Texas summer heat. For those who haven't visited Texas yet it has about 100 degrees high temps for most of June, July, August, and September, or so it seems. I have about 30 stamps finished and several more started. Now that the weather is finally starting to cool down I hope to get out there and explore new (to me) wild areas and plant boxes for y'all to find.
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 7:07am
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My husband has started to side-eye my carving pile, and keeps asking when I'm going to find homes for all the ones I've started. When the toddler stops trying to run off when we take her for planting walks, dear. LOL
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 7:36am
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Do you do LTCs? That’s a good outlet for carving (and creating!). We are always looking for new victims participants.

But I hear your pain. We probably have a hundred stamps in boxes.

DZ
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Reply to: #980424 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Oct 18, 2019 7:40am
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I have not yet started doing LTC, BUT I'm hoping to soon;)
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Reply to: #980420 by PI Joe
Oct 18, 2019 9:14am
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I have been carving all summer but have only placed four boxes out in the wild due to the Texas summer heat. For those who haven't visited Texas yet it has about 100 degrees high temps for most of June, July, August, and September, or so it seems

Same here! Plus I'm picky about where I plant. I do have some from the spring that haven't been found yet that were planted for the power plant challenge.

I think I need a new challenge...
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 11:09am
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Has anyone else been in the same situation?

Last year, a group of enterprising North Carolinian boxers hosted the Power Plant Challenge to encourage more planting. I participated in it and planted around 130 boxes without ever carving a new stamp.

I have to edit to add that there was an enterprising Georgia boxer also!
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 18, 2019 2:45pm
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Love carving! I made lb friends and they help me plant - thinking places to put them, clues, etc, which helps! Also makes me accountable ;)
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Reply to: #980421 by PSMH
Oct 18, 2019 2:45pm
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That's what those little backpacks with leashes are for! 🤣
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Reply to: #980413 by Damselfly
Oct 24, 2019 8:29am
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I carve way, way, way more than I plant. Because people like my carves, what I do is I go to Susquehanna Sojourn every year, which is a festival relatively near me and I post on the bulletin board there that I have free series for people to take. Last year I gave away over a hundred stamps. As long as I don't care about the stamps once they go out into the world then this works really well for me as a way to let people enjoy the stamps, but I don't have to plant them or pay for the boxes for planting.