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Forum: Personal Growth   02-05-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By godusjourney
Thanks for all the replies!! It's nice to know...

Thanks for all the replies!! It's nice to know that there are more struggling with sexual identity in one way or another. To answer questions...
 
I've been interested in the idea of being with a...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By godusjourney
Any other mamas who were married to fabulous...

Any other mamas who were married to fabulous men, had sweet babies and then realized they were gay?  I'm at that point in my life.  Married for 8+ years to my best friend and we have 2 beautiful...
Forum: Women's Health   10-07-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By godusjourney
Anyone??...

Anyone?? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif
Forum: Women's Health   10-06-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By godusjourney
Hi Mamas! I was just diagnosed today with...

Hi Mamas!

I was just diagnosed today with ADD by my psychologist. We've been working together for a few weeks (doing some awesome art therapy) and today we finally put some symptoms together and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By godusjourney
Yep, it's just like breastfeeding. Supply and...

Yep, it's just like breastfeeding. Supply and demand. The more often you milk, the more milk they will produce (within reason). Don't expect to get a whole lot at first from the second milking, but...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
  Goaty?
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Posted By godusjourney
I finally got them leafy hay (as opposed to the...

I finally got them leafy hay (as opposed to the grassy horse hay they were eating since I've gotten them), but they were eating that before I got them and their milk wasn't goaty then. And it's what...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By godusjourney
After talking to a farmer that breeds/sells the...

After talking to a farmer that breeds/sells the kind of sheep that I want and the kind of goats that I have, I've decided to just get another buckling and wait on the sheep. Someday soon......
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
  Goaty?
Views: 531
Posted By godusjourney
Stopping in for some thoughts....

Stopping in for some thoughts. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I have a small herd of Nigerians that I purchased a couple months ago. They have produced sweet,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-16-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By godusjourney
I picked Buff Orpingtons as my chicken breed of...

I picked Buff Orpingtons as my chicken breed of choice and got 12 chicks 2.5 months ago. But then I saw all the other cute chicks out there and starting adding to my collection....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By godusjourney
Digging this thread back up for more thoughts....

Digging this thread back up for more thoughts. The akbash puppy has been a lot of trouble, which has been frustrating for me and hard for him I'm sure. He is a sweet guy and if I didn't have farm...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-16-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By godusjourney
My little Nigerian Dwarf buckling is just about...

My little Nigerian Dwarf buckling is just about to that age that he needs to be moved into his own pen and I want to get him a companion. I've been looking at adding another buckling to the herd so...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   06-15-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By godusjourney
Hi everyone! We're interested in moving to...

Hi everyone!

We're interested in moving to Maine and homesteading on a scale appropriate for sustaining our own family. We really like the Belfast area (and some of the mid-coast towns more south...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-18-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By godusjourney
Now that it's been a few months since I read it,...

Now that it's been a few months since I read it, I can objectively review it.

I think it was excellent for expanding my awareness of certain things in relation to the environment, domestication,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-18-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By godusjourney
She actually thought it was very interesting....

She actually thought it was very interesting. She admitted to me that she had been craving baking soda out of the box for the last few months. She knew there was something really wrong and she was...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-18-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By godusjourney
Funny thing that is related... Yesterday I...

Funny thing that is related... Yesterday I mentioned to a friend that lives next door that I was considering building another coop and raising broilers to put in the freezer. Humane, tastey,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By godusjourney
Thanks guys! Oh believe me, I didn't go into...

Thanks guys! Oh believe me, I didn't go into this with the "cute puppy" eyes that most people go into getting puppies. In fact, I'd rather have adopted an adult dog (like we have done in the past)...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-12-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By godusjourney
I have a dog trainer friend that I talked to and...

I have a dog trainer friend that I talked to and she didn't know the first thing about them (she didn't say that, but she said that LGDs are too domesticated to be any good at guarding animals, and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-10-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By godusjourney
Well, we woke up yesterday morning, and he was...

Well, we woke up yesterday morning, and he was laying next to our duck coop. I was very, very relieved. However, I'm still nervous about him. He was digging under the fencing around the ducks, and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By godusjourney
So we brought home an Akbash puppy yesterday. He...

So we brought home an Akbash puppy yesterday. He was from a nice sheep rancher, but was very unsocialized. Had hung out with his parents, guarding sheep, and not touched very often by humans. I was...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-24-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By godusjourney
Yeah, I'd blame the ducks, too. My chicks really...

Yeah, I'd blame the ducks, too. My chicks really don't stink much (not really anymore than pet birds) and I've got 21 of them (12 of them are much, much too old to be in the house, but we're...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-22-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By godusjourney
Hugs!! I totally understand. Babies wipe you out...

Hugs!! I totally understand. Babies wipe you out no matter who you are, but when you have lots to work on, it's even harder.

Maybe commit to taking a nap with him every day?? Get as much sleep as...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-21-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By godusjourney
Quote: Originally Posted by bigislandmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigislandmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15320293)
I would highly recommend that if you...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-20-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By godusjourney
Quote: Originally Posted by bigislandmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigislandmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15320019)
We currently have 2 farm guardian dogs....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-20-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By godusjourney
What did you choose and why? Are there any other...

What did you choose and why? Are there any other options that you know of besides llamas and dogs (that are safe around small children)? If you chose a dog, which breed and why? What predator...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-20-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By godusjourney
So, I am considering getting goats for milking....

So, I am considering getting goats for milking. In the beginning of my research, I set my heart on Nigerian Dwarves. But then, realism set in and I understood how little milk they produce and how...
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