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post #21 of 32
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Thanks
I will try and add my signature line.
post #22 of 32
I need to remember to post here more often. lol.
The rain is not helping my mood though. I'm hoping that the sun being out in June when the baby gets here will help prevent my ppd this time.
Hopefully we can keep this thread going!! I do look forward to it!
post #23 of 32
after doing well for a couple of weeks, nico is back to HATING daddy night times. i'm in the basement waiting and hoping i don't have to go upstairs to help out... it's such a hard thing for us it seems like.

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I just thought I'd say hello. I'm in Hillsboro, and I'm due with my first in July. I stumbled across this site a couple of weeks ago and love it!

Mariah
hi! and congrats, how exciting!!!

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Italiamom- I am in the woodstock and 52nd area, I have not had any problems with racoons or hawks with my hens. (Knock on wood). From what I have heard though once you start to have a problem they remember and will keep coming back.

I was wondering what happened to my signature line. Do you have to pay for a signature line these days?
hmmm. shoot. we already have raccoons.

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you don't, but they changed a lot of the signature rules a while back (no links was the big one) and just wiped out everyone's signatures to make policing easier. If you click the "User CP" link at the upper left, you can redo your sig.
how are you feeling lady?

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I need to remember to post here more often. lol.
The rain is not helping my mood though. I'm hoping that the sun being out in June when the baby gets here will help prevent my ppd this time.
Hopefully we can keep this thread going!! I do look forward to it!
i hope you get some sun soon, it really does lift the spirits.
post #24 of 32
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hmmm. shoot. we already have raccoons.
I've heard excellent things about electrical fencing for raccoons, although this is from people in a more rural area. It seems to me like DH wants to build a chicken fortress. But we'll see.

And yes, I desperately want the sun to come back. I have so much to do in my yard, and all this rain is not helping (my yard, or my mood).
post #25 of 32
I'm still lurking. Going back and forth with moving there or not. Hubby's still working down there all by his lonesome. While I'm up here wigging out from everything (the kids, the house that's driving me nuts because it's a total mess and has a bazillion in-progress hone-do projects, the usual). So I go through phases of "well, we'll never live in the same house as hubby again" to "I've *got* to get the house cleaned and packed so we can get the @#%^ house on the market" and back again. Pretty much souring me on wanting to own a house again. Not like we can afford much down there anyway (a 3bed/2ba house seems to typically go for twice what our current mortgage is - and that's just to rent, not to buy ). Bah.

But the kids and I may be trekking down there in late May to visit the area again. Just in time for the farmer's market to start up again.
post #26 of 32
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Sara we do have racoons in the area and I have seen them before, but they have not figured out that hens are living in our backyard. I hope that they never figure it out because our pen is not very predator proof.

I am on facebook as well, but it definitely is not the same because I have such a wide variety of friends on my facebook that probably don't want to read about things I post in hopes that my like minded mom friends will chime in on. hahaha...
post #27 of 32
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I'm still lurking. Going back and forth with moving there or not. Hubby's still working down there all by his lonesome. While I'm up here wigging out from everything (the kids, the house that's driving me nuts because it's a total mess and has a bazillion in-progress hone-do projects, the usual). So I go through phases of "well, we'll never live in the same house as hubby again" to "I've *got* to get the house cleaned and packed so we can get the @#%^ house on the market" and back again. Pretty much souring me on wanting to own a house again. Not like we can afford much down there anyway (a 3bed/2ba house seems to typically go for twice what our current mortgage is - and that's just to rent, not to buy ). Bah.

But the kids and I may be trekking down there in late May to visit the area again. Just in time for the farmer's market to start up again.
Ugh, that sounds sooooo stressful.


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Sara we do have racoons in the area and I have seen them before, but they have not figured out that hens are living in our backyard. I hope that they never figure it out because our pen is not very predator proof.

I am on facebook as well, but it definitely is not the same because I have such a wide variety of friends on my facebook that probably don't want to read about things I post in hopes that my like minded mom friends will chime in on. hahaha...
We frequently have raccoons in our backyard, though. I can't imagine a raccoon who is familiar with our yard not recognizing the new, yummy smelling chickens. :/ oh well, it would be a while before we get any anyway, I want to tear down our garage first.
post #28 of 32
hello!

karen - that's so exciting

i haven't checked MDC in a while. i'm glad to see some chattin' going on. fb is not the same. fun, but different.

not much is up with me. i started working full time in january so i feel like i just work allllll the time. tonight is isaac's first t-ball practice so now we'll be running from daycare pickup to t-ball practice 2x a week. i hope he likes it though. the only other sport he has done is soccer last fall. it was SO hard for ebin to watch on the sidelines. he wants to play too. i'm sure tball will be the same. we went last night to buy isaac a cup (oh lawd that was comedy) and baseball pants and both the boys really wanted these mini wooden baseball bats. i was dressing ebin this morning in a football type jersey that my MIL just sent to him and he insisted NO - it's baseball!!! poor kid is going to be bummin tonight. doug and i will take turns staying home and prepping dinner i think though...so maybe ebin can be at home. i'm sure he will want to go watch though.

both of them looove hitting balls in our backyard and ebin is already as coordinated (if not more coordinated) than isaac. he'll be the athlete i think. not to put them in categories or anything i hope they both like sports because i think it'll be a great outlet for their energy. but it'll be interesting to watch them as they grow up being 3 years apart.

they are only about 10 lbs apart in weight and i don't think it will be long before they are very close in size to each other. (maybe in 3 years or something?) anyway. they are really starting to HURT each other now. that's my biggest parenting struggle right now. ebin has the impulses of a 2 year old (ie. no impulse control) and he will usually start lashing out physically when their play doesn't go his way. (he is 2 btw - turning 3 in june) then isaac will retaliate (age 5, turning 6 in may). it was sort of child's play before but now they've got some weight behind their punches. so any tips on quelling the sibling violence would be appreciated. i'm trying to work on the 'we don't hit when we get mad' tactic. and talking to isaac about how ebin is young and is in the process of learning to control himself, but i feel like i'm not getting through.
post #29 of 32
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My son Tanner is playing T-ball this Season as well. We are playing with Powell little league at Sunnyside park. Where are you playing at? We also signed up for kick and chase with Mt. Tabor soccer club so we should be busy.
post #30 of 32
Just putting this into the ether, but rain PUHLEEZ go away. I want some sunshine so I can get outside. We have so many errands to do here, and biking in the rain is no fun!!
post #31 of 32
Don't you ladies know it's April already? :P
post #32 of 32
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My son Tanner is playing T-ball this Season as well. We are playing with Powell little league at Sunnyside park. Where are you playing at? We also signed up for kick and chase with Mt. Tabor soccer club so we should be busy.
we are in the Portland Little League. the tball practices are at Youngson elementary and our games are at woodstock park. i just looked at the boundaries and we are out of the powell zone by 5 blocks. sunnyside park would be totally convenient for us...we live at 45th and lincoln. we are practicing at 71st and divis though so it isn't that far. we bought a tee and some balls this weekend so we can practice if we ever get a break in this rain doug and i both need gloves.

i debated doing laurelhurst kick and chase too (which we did last fall). it's only $20 for 6 weeks and starts this friday. but tball is 2 days a week (will turn into 3 days when games start) and i don't know if i can deal.
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