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What would be involved?  I can never make the Anchorage meetings. The one out here a couple weeks ago I ended up having derby practice at the same time, then being sick & missing both!
 



 

Congrats on the house!  I am in Wasilla & would also like to meet some more non-mainstream families. Count me in if you find an active group please!
 



 



 



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Yes, I might be interested.  I am pregnant and expecting a new little person soon (as well as mothering a 2 yo), but if it were a monthly (or so) thing and didn't require a LOT of running around in between times, it might work really well for us.  Also if someone like Rik-E wanted to start something WITH me, we could really go to town. smile.gif


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Is there anything else for internet out here in matsu besides MTA and GCI?   We want to get netflix (streaming movies and things) but need higher usage for the internet.  GCI isn't available here, and MTA would be at least $100 a month which is more than satelite which we were hoping to save some money by getting rid of it. 

 

Anyone know about the coops available for homeschoolers here? 


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Ugh.  Don't get me started on GCI and MTA and internet!  I don't personally know of any other options.  It is expensive and not very good and I feel like we get ripped off at every turn.  Not fun.

 

Sorry, not sure about the home school coop either. :/  I know of veggie and milk shares though! :)


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I live in Anchorage and am feeling very trapped by GCI right now. Our bill for phone, cable, internet, 3 cell phones is $300 a month!!! Friggen sucks.

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Is there anything else for internet out here in matsu besides MTA and GCI?   We want to get netflix (streaming movies and things) but need higher usage for the internet.  GCI isn't available here, and MTA would be at least $100 a month which is more than satelite which we were hoping to save some money by getting rid of it. 

 

Anyone know about the coops available for homeschoolers here? 


I dont' know of any Homeschool Co-ops either. Sorry.

 

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We can't even get GCI for internet so we're stuck with MTA.  It stinks to have NO other option.  And we can't even get cable with either GCI or MTA.  So again, stuck with satellite.  I'd love to get netflix though and stream that in instead of keeping our satellite.  Fustrating.


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OMG! OMG!!

Anchorage has just finally finished legalizing BACKYARD CHICKENS!!
join me on May 4th at 7pm at the Williams Farm (3842 Willams Road, Anchorage) for lessons on raising chickens!

 

 

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OMG! OMG!!

Anchorage has just finally finished legalizing BACKYARD CHICKENS!!
join me on May 4th at 7pm at the Williams Farm (3842 Willams Road, Anchorage) for lessons on raising chickens!

 

 


i heard that on the radio and totally thought of you LOL :lol

 


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i heard that on the radio and totally thought of you LOL :lol

 



Yeah! I'm excited and cannot wait to see the look on our neighbors face. Hee Hee!

 

 

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Are there ANY restrictions on chickens?  Is this just in areas that don't already have covenants?  I try to imagine some hillside neighborhoods having a coop in the backyard. :)  Is anyone nervous about bears?

 

My parents have chickens and were shocked when we bought a house in a neighborhood with covenants that only allow dogs and cats (and only two at a time!).  Currently, this suits us just fine, although I am hoping I don't run into issues when I try to line dry my diapers in the summer and start a compost.  When our kids are older,  and we feel we want a different situation, we can move.


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JosieAK i'm sure tammy can fill you in better but it's something like you have to have at least 4000 square feet and no more then 5 chickens. No rosters, geese, peacocks, etc and i would be more worried about bears wanting garbage left on the street then chickens. 


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JosieAK i'm sure tammy can fill you in better but it's something like you have to have at least 4000 square feet and no more then 5 chickens. No rosters, geese, peacocks, etc and i would be more worried about bears wanting garbage left on the street then chickens. 



I dont have any details yet. The Anchorage Assembly just voted (10 to 2) in favor of the Legalization of Chickens and Rabbits in the town of Anchorage.

There are some links for you to check out.

http://akpermaculture.ning.com/

http://akcenter.org/legalize-backyard-chickens-in-anchorage

 

I live in the very edge of a Bear Aware Area so we will have to be very vigilant about how we house our chickens, if we get chickens.

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Our home study home visit is this Sunday at 3pm joy.gifpraying.gif


Yeah yeah yeah!!! This is exciting. :)

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Our life has been crazy.  We bought a house in Palmer, and I'm just about six weeks from my due date.  I am pretty chill with things.  No one batted an eye with the planned home birth this time, and I love my midwife (Susie Terwilliger in Eagle River), but sometimes it would be nice to meet with naturally minded ladies IRL.

 

Does anyone know of any actively meeting mama groups in the Valley?  I haven't ever met with LLL before, but I think I'd really like to.  I don't know how I'd do as a midwife or doula, but I sure would be interested in being a LC someday if the right training and opportunities presented themselves.  Anyway, that's just a dream.  I'm mostly just wondering about how to get together.

I'm in Palmer as well...we just bought a house in January...I'm due mid-May with my 4th...moving while pregnant is a theme in my life.  As to a mom's group I think there is a Mom's Club/group in Palmer, but am not 100% positive.
 

 

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What would be involved?  I can never make the Anchorage meetings. The one out here a couple weeks ago I ended up having derby practice at the same time, then being sick & missing both!
 



 

Congrats on the house!  I am in Wasilla & would also like to meet some more non-mainstream families. Count me in if you find an active group please!
 



 

I don't know of any non-mainstream meetings happening in the Valley, but I know someone over on thebabywearer.com wanted to start a babywearing group out here.
 

 



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Is there anything else for internet out here in matsu besides MTA and GCI?   We want to get netflix (streaming movies and things) but need higher usage for the internet.  GCI isn't available here, and MTA would be at least $100 a month which is more than satelite which we were hoping to save some money by getting rid of it. 

 

Anyone know about the coops available for homeschoolers here? 



Yes, MTA vs GCI sucks big time!  And in the state of AK netflix streaming is not cheap since we don't have unlimited download/upload...though I heard mention that the lower 48 is slowly starting to do away with unlimited download/upload due to not making any money because of netflix. 

 

I don't know of any homeschool coops either, though there has to be some with both IDEA and Mat Su Central out here.  We homeschool and use MSCS but haven't ever joined a group or coop of any kind.



 

I know I'm here so infrequently...I come to Mothering and my due date club all the time and often forget about the AK chatsredface.gif  Can I blame it on preggo brain?lol.gif  I'm 37 weeks and so ready to be done...(well technically I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and officially cleared for my homebirth).  I'm so looking forward to being done with this pregnancy...keeping up with 3 other kids and the house and dh is getting impossible.

 

 


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Speaking of GCI and their internet, we asked them today about downgrading since we rarely use our cable and our home phone. Thought maybe we could just do the Internet...........


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Well turns out we are still on the Old Unlimited Plan for internet service and last month we used over 125,000mb which is more then the biggest package they have available!

We cannot afford to switch plans thanks to NetFlix. The customer service lady said don't do anything. In fact, don't mention this again to anyone at GCI!    whistling.giflol

 

 

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does anyone know a source for buying hens old enough to nearly old enough to lay eggs?

 

Or any source for chicks for that matter.  :)

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does anyone know a source for buying hens old enough to nearly old enough to lay eggs?

 

Or any source for chicks for that matter.  :)

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I know quite a few people have had to use online sources this year as Triple D Farms went out of business.  I could find the names of the farms if you'd like. 


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I know quite a few people have had to use online sources this year as Triple D Farms went out of business.  I could find the names of the farms if you'd like. 

Okay. I'll try google and see what happens.
 

 

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