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bought all my plants this year
too much w/ new baby and new house and no est. garden spot (or sunny spot!).
don't know if it's too late about basil. I bought that too and mines' like 2-3 feet tall and I've clipped 1/3 of it twice!
yesterday, I bought several plants from the Rock River perennial gardens! going back today (if she'll open up for me!) to get a few more perennials. My favorite is a beautiful blue grass. I planted it right in front of some blueberries (1/2 my property is conifer and blueberries). sooo coool!
Yay! summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :
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Hi All:

Just wondering if there were any Mamas from Ironwood. DH is looking at a possible job there... so if things work out, the young'uns and I would be moving up to Ironwood. I grew up in the lower peninsula... but a 10 hour drive from Ironwood.
post #1503 of 1574
Just bumping to say hi. Nobody has posted anything in a while.. whats up?!

We are going to pick wild blue berries this week. Yay! Its my favorite time of the summer, for sure.
post #1504 of 1574
Indeed! Blueberries, huckleberries, and raspberries abound!!! This is my favorite time of year! I am an obsessive berry picker. I dream about raspberry gems hanging deep in the mist of brambles :
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Originally Posted by Smalls181 View Post
Just bumping to say hi. Nobody has posted anything in a while.. whats up?!

We are going to pick wild blue berries this week. Yay! Its my favorite time of the summer, for sure.
Send me a FB message and let me know when you are going, I'd like to come too!
post #1506 of 1574
Hello Yooper mamas! In addition to the blackberries ripening rapidly, we found the pink apples are ready for picking. They grow everywhere in the Hancock area. The green ones still have pucker power. Come on up and I'll take you on a walk in the woods for an apple picking adventure:
post #1507 of 1574
Hi again mamas!
I posted a few months ago about interest in the birth community in the UP because we were thinking about moving back up in the next few years.
Well, DH has a job prospect now that has us really serious, and the organizer in me is thinking about the nuts and bolts of moving back home!! :
I don't want to count my chickens before they're hatched, but it would be our dream come true to move out of this yucky southeast and back up to my childhood home (and DH's college home).
Anyway.
Can anyone recommend family doc/pediatrician/nurse practitioner for us who is supportive of extended BF and bedsharing, homebirth and won't fuss about no vaccines? We'd prefer a family doc that could see us all...
I've checked out Tree of Life midwifery, and the Marquette doulas website. I know there is a good food coop in Marquette (we'd definitely be in Mqt county if not in town). Any other raves about more natural-family-friendly resources in the area? Our boy is only 8 months old, so school isn't really on my radar yet...we're considering home school, but it's totally on the back burner right now.
How about veterinary practices for our fur-kids?

Thanks again to all who take the time to reply. I know that everyone is busy! Keep your fingers crossed for us, if you will!
post #1508 of 1574
There are a few family docs that are to be recommended. I've heard good things about the following family doctors. I know that some are with Family Care Doctors.

Dr. Godec
Dr. Dehlin
Dr. Doughty
Dr. Fletemeir (sp?)
Dr. Hatfield
Dr. Stevens


You might have trouble getting in with some until you are pregnant again as they may not be accepting new patients at this time. Good luck and keep us posted

ETA:
There are a number of AP/Naturally-minded families in the area. The lake is the biggest thing to rave about, honestly...that and the hiking.

Dr. Hunt is a good vet.
post #1509 of 1574
Frost on the pumpkins last night, oh my!
post #1510 of 1574
always a yooper at heart - living in az now but travel homea few times a year. have to head to mqt or hancock to get decent food since there are generally only 4 vegetables for sale in the l'anse/baraga area.
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always a yooper at heart - living in az now but travel homea few times a year. have to head to mqt or hancock to get decent food since there are generally only 4 vegetables for sale in the l'anse/baraga area.
Where are you in AZ? We are in AZ on and off for the winter around Sierra Vista area. We are from Menominee (wishing for a place in MQT someday tho).
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Hi Mamas:

DH is moving up to the UP (Ironwood...Gogebic County near Wisconsin) at the end of the month. The kids and I will follow in the Summer after the school year ends. He's Eygptian...and thus, snow...especially of any amount, and cold...are pretty much foreign to him. We have a holiday coming up at the end of the month, and I was trying to think of some useful gifts... maybe some really warm gloves and a space blanket for the car...or something like that. Anybody have any ideas?

His only previous experience with cold was in NYC... and it really never got that cold. Snow was minimal, and usually plowed before it accumulated.

TIA.
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Hello! Welcome to Ironwood! It really is cold up here in the winter. I would recommended lots of wool socks and a Stormy Kromer. http://www.stormykromer.com/index.ph...iewCat&catId=2

A couple of us just started a parents/playgroup for progressive types.. if you are interested check us out http://www.meetup.com/ironwoodprogparents/

-Leah
Ironwood, MI
post #1514 of 1574
I meant to come back to answer you, umsami!

I'd recommend silk long underwear, good sturdy boots that are also waterproof, slip-off is preferable. My husband LOVES his Keen boots.
hmmm.
if he doesn't have them, snow pants/ski pants and a good jacket. Get at least two pairs of gloves. Choppers are good for shoveling. Oh! and perhaps a shovel It gets cold, wet, snowy, and all crazy up here in the winter. and winter is LONG...seriously.
post #1515 of 1574
Thanks so much Leah and Russianthistle.


Sadly, we just found out this week that the job has fallen through. Apparently, they found another guy who can do DH's job plus offer additional skills. Not sure what I'll do with the stuff I've bought, probably send them up to my brother in the lower peninsula.

I'm kind of bummed as I was really looking forward to moving up there...but I guess God has other plans for us. My kids are going to be so upset that they're not going to get to make a snowman this year.

Thanks again. If things change, I'll let you guys now.

Guess I need to change my siggy!
post #1516 of 1574
sorry to hear about that.

perhaps there are other prospects? here is a site for local UP jobs:

https://www.michworks.org/mtb/jobSea...rnshipSearch=0

It's through Michigan Works. It's worth a shot!
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Happy snow mamas!
post #1518 of 1574
indeed, hooray!
post #1519 of 1574
Snow day, no school, doing the happy dance
post #1520 of 1574
Merry Christmas, dear Yoopermamas
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