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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By crissei
  For the 2011-2012 school year ( name ) will...


For the 2011-2012 school year ( name ) will be studying the following curriculum. The scope and sequence of each will be primarily self-motivated and directed.
 
Language Arts, including...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By crissei
The pipes are about 4-5 inches long, (maybe 1/2"...

The pipes are about 4-5 inches long, (maybe 1/2" width?) At one end we cut off the 'top' half of the pipe. That is the part that goes into the tree. Then we drive a nail underneath the pipe, tie on...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-24-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By crissei
We are always broke, so we just make do with a...

We are always broke, so we just make do with a bit of pipe and a nail.
Forum: Women's Health   08-03-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By crissei
Does you son have a medical condition that...

Does you son have a medical condition that requires his nose to be suctioned? If not, I would toss that aspirator and forget about suctioning him from now on unless he is stuffy.
I'll take boogies...
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,886
Posted By crissei
This is the same OB tht said your pelvic floor...

This is the same OB tht said your pelvic floor was fine? I really have no advice except RUN for a second opinion!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By crissei
I pumped for three months until my premature son...

I pumped for three months until my premature son was capable of nursing.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By crissei
Congrats! I made the wooden stand from...

Congrats!

I made the wooden stand from fiascofarm website, and it is still going strong after three years.
We use a SS half-moon pail, a SS mini strainer (we use paper towels as pads), and we...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By crissei
I use hay. Dry grass clippings are essentially...

I use hay. Dry grass clippings are essentially the same, so go for it. I would skip the dirt though.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By crissei
Ours are collected once a day. I keep mine in a...

Ours are collected once a day. I keep mine in a big bowl in the fridge usually. I don't float test anymore, we use them up faster than they go bad.
If we have more than I have space in the fridge...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-01-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By crissei
I think it's ten weeks max, and only when...

I think it's ten weeks max, and only when refrigerated.
If I find eggs that I know have been layed more than a few days ago, I feed them to the cats.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-30-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By crissei
I have no experience with them, but if you are...

I have no experience with them, but if you are interested in smaller cows you may also want to look up Dexters. They were my first choice for a dairy animal before I eventually went with goats HTH...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-29-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By crissei
ITA, I tried it without concrete at first. Big...

ITA, I tried it without concrete at first. Big mistake!

Even with my claey, stoney mountain soil it flopped over when the ground softened with the rain.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-28-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By crissei
Quote: Originally Posted by herwitsend...

Quote:
Originally Posted by herwitsend http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13827122)
Goochland county. We will be an even split...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-25-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By crissei
ITA, also I have noticed that if we have more...

ITA,
also I have noticed that if we have more than a 1/8-10 ratio our roosters tend to be more aggressive to each other. There always seems to be a runty one that takes the brunt of it.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-25-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,229
Posted By crissei
I've never heard of this problem before, but it...

I've never heard of this problem before, but it sounds like you did the best you could with the situation. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Was the feather still...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-18-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By crissei
The story-times and such at the public library...

The story-times and such at the public library are a good place to meet other moms and kids.

Are you going to be near me?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By crissei
I eat them

I eat them
Forum: Birth Stories   05-14-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,345
Posted By crissei
congratulations!

congratulations!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By crissei
uggghh! My dh was bent over in the coop one...

uggghh!

My dh was bent over in the coop one day, and when he lifted up his head there was a black snake hanging from a rafter just in front of his face!!!
I could hear him from the house!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-11-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By crissei
Quote: Originally Posted by saintmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by saintmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13739606)
Spring is usually my time to want to chuck...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-11-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By crissei
I saw a book in B&N today that may help you. I...

I saw a book in B&N today that may help you. I think it was titled "The Backyard Homestead" HTH!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By crissei
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
I have to tell someone this before my DH gets home or I might sncker and make him feel bad.

Last year for mothers day my DH took me to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-10-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,736
Posted By crissei
I am so mean for posting this on mothers day...

I am so mean for posting this on mothers day http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif A woman very dear to me asked me a couple of 'innocent' gardening questions.

"do...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By crissei
I grew up with a septic tank, and have one in my...

I grew up with a septic tank, and have one in my house. My moms tank has been pumped once in 40 years (me and my sisters fault http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif)
We...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-29-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By crissei
If this is the same stuff I'm thinking of, (DH...

If this is the same stuff I'm thinking of, (DH used it on his work boots) it had some sort of 'super-nasty dangerous chemical' warning on it.
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