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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By KellyandKatie
Thank you, you are right.   The kids are so into...

Thank you, you are right.   The kids are so into their gardens and their animals and each other- they are not the ones lamenting over missing anything.  And...I have let go of that guilt this week...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-06-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By KellyandKatie
Thanks!  I have never had lamb before either,...

Thanks! 
I have never had lamb before either, so I can not say. I have heard folks say that it does not taste like lamb, more like venison.  I have been raised on venison, and did not find it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-06-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By KellyandKatie
DH switched to a safety razor over a year ago...

DH switched to a safety razor over a year ago and I have been meaning to get him a good old fashioned shave set. Father's day is looming, I guess it is about time I got on that

What shaving soaps...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By KellyandKatie
We made goat for dinner, our first time trying...

We made goat for dinner, our first time trying our first goat raised and butchered on our farm. And... it was good! I picked out goat chops, marinated them in lemon, soy and honey. Then made a satay...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By KellyandKatie
I asked the kids about doing something over the...

I asked the kids about doing something over the weekend, they looked at me like I was crazy and said " but  dad will be home- we should really work on some stuff around here"
glad they are loving...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 9,164
Posted By KellyandKatie
So cool!  We are growing all our own food on our...

So cool!  We are growing all our own food on our farm this year, enough for my family and enough veggies and meat for two other families.  We raise our own dairy animals and make our own dairy...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By KellyandKatie
oh my goodness, you hit the nail right on head ...

oh my goodness, you hit the nail right on head
thank you for that perspective
I would not want the gymnastics or the soccer or any of that stuff, that is not what our goals are- I guess it is just...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-21-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By KellyandKatie
Okay. So two years ago we lived in town, and I...

Okay. So two years ago we lived in town, and I found that many days of homeschooling (and life) got thrown all out of whack running around doing errands, running from this to that.  So we buckeled...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By KellyandKatie
When a person cuts off branches you are cutting...

When a person cuts off branches you are cutting off the leaves, the leaves are what collect the energy the tree needs.  When you tap for syrup you do this before the tree buds even its first buds of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By KellyandKatie
We are working on ours for our livestock supply...

We are working on ours for our livestock supply and emergency back up supply- not connected to the house hold supply, but now I am googling it to learn more
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By KellyandKatie
This is old, but we processed again today, so I...

This is old, but we processed again today, so I thought I would chime in anyway
 
I care a great deal about the animals we raise, and it is hard for me to butcher them, but I could not buy meat...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,969
Posted By KellyandKatie
What is wrong with living in a trailer? If...

What is wrong with living in a trailer?
If you're talking homesteading, having a trailer is living large
 
and yes, I grew up in a trailer, how a child would remember their youth has little to do...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By KellyandKatie
Maple trees would not bleed themselves out too...

Maple trees would not bleed themselves out too much.  The holes from the taps start to heal over before the season is even over.  The trees that I am tapping are hundreds of years old, they are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-20-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
  LGD
Views: 303
Posted By KellyandKatie
no no no no no shaving - they need their hair ...

no no no no no shaving - they need their hair
they go and fight packs of coyotes, they need that thick fur to protect themselves
shaving dogs, even city pet dogs screws them over, they can not...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-20-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By KellyandKatie
I am looking at propane - because it does not go...

I am looking at propane - because it does not go bad, ever, and I can run several systems off of it.  It is one option we are kicking around. 
We have a zombie stove already, a wood stove we use to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-20-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By KellyandKatie
What direction are the boxes facing?  Are they...

What direction are the boxes facing?  Are they facing into the wind, sun, etc?  Do they have cozy out of the way place, or are they by the feeder/waterer?
Are other birds roosting in them at night...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-20-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By KellyandKatie
I posted pictures on my site sprouthillfarm.com...

I posted pictures on my site sprouthillfarm.com and on my farm's facebook page too https://www.facebook.com/SproutHill (https://www.facebook.com/SproutHill?fref=ts)
 
I will be updating more tomm...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-20-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
  LGD
Views: 303
Posted By KellyandKatie
I have two dogs right now.  Vanity is 13, she is...

I have two dogs right now.  Vanity is 13, she is our house dog, she is a ridgeback boxer from Hawaii, and she has earned her bed by the fireplace.  In her younger years she spent enough time on the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By KellyandKatie
COOL!  it is great to see folks DOING what they...

COOL!  it is great to see folks DOING what they dream up to DO!  Way to rock!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By KellyandKatie
Our Big Leaf Maples are gushing!! We just...

Our Big Leaf Maples are gushing!! We just carried in gallon after gallon of maple water!! I am so so so so so SO excited! The girls and I were just cheering with each 'glug glug' as we emptied all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-16-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
  LGD
Views: 303
Posted By KellyandKatie
for those of you with LGDs, do you keep one or...

for those of you with LGDs, do you keep one or two with your herds? 
I am going to to check one out in the morning (pyrenese/marammma cross)
He is about a year old, but will not have a partner...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,331
Posted By KellyandKatie
I think you were onto something when you said...

I think you were onto something when you said you think there might be other issues underlying
 
I would not debate or quote articles or show stats or any of that. This is not a who is right or...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By KellyandKatie
or more specifically too- did you find a pretty...

or more specifically too- did you find a pretty alphabet ?  I know I have seen some really cool ones, but now that I am looking I can not find one that wows me
 
(we just moved and I am rebuilding...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By KellyandKatie
I have a list of supplies that I want to get  ...

I have a list of supplies that I want to get
 
a pretty alphabet for the wall
felt by the foot
letter tiles
paper
maps
stickers stickers stickers
paint by the gallon
binders
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-24-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By KellyandKatie
The other thing i meant to post   We use the...

The other thing i meant to post
 
We use the Scholastic Guided Reading Program
 
it clumps books together by interest and reading level- I try not to let the kids see the level letters, because...
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