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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By doopamama
we live just outside Pullman WA. Welcome to the...

we live just outside Pullman WA. Welcome to the area!

We know one of our fellow local growers actually has rigged up a wood stove in one of their hoophouses to get an early start in the spring and...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
  Poll: older siblings?
Views: 156
Posted By doopamama
older siblings?

So, I've got two munchkins already, one who is 6.5 and one who is 4.5. Since we own a smaller livestock farm, they have always been rather familiar with the whole biological concept of procreation...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By doopamama
Couldn't hurt to talk with your OB or midwife and...

Couldn't hurt to talk with your OB or midwife and see if they've got any recommendations to help YOU, especially if like oneserenityone said, you plan on breastfeeding. I've found that during...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-15-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By doopamama
hang it on something like a sturdy (REALLY...

hang it on something like a sturdy (REALLY STURDY) laundry line or gate or fence and spray it with as much direct water pressure as you can get from your garden hose.

you can try a natural soap or...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By doopamama
we sue hot water, as hot as you can stand...

we sue hot water, as hot as you can stand actually, that way the egg contents are expanding and pushing icky out of the shells rather than absorbing gunk.

wash DAILY. i've found that dirt and gunk...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,018
Posted By doopamama
Actually that's goats.... they're HARD to fence...

Actually that's goats.... they're HARD to fence with anything!

cows? now they're easy! single strand electric around anything you want to keep cows out of and it shouldn't give you any problem.
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By doopamama
We are doing it! you can read all about us on...

We are doing it! you can read all about us on our blog (a little neglected as of late but helpful I hope none the less) www.omachefarm.com

we just transitioned our farm from sole proprietorship...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By doopamama
Fruitful Momma has it about right. Food stamps...

Fruitful Momma has it about right. Food stamps or SNAP is set up by the market management or other group (backyard harvest works with all three of the markets we attend to offer this service) and in...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By doopamama
If you simply must have livestock but don't want...

If you simply must have livestock but don't want to eat them (or sell to potential eaters) I'd probably recommend sheep of some sort.

They are pretty good for inexperienced livestock folks...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By doopamama
Hi Fellow Farmer! We've been selling at our...

Hi Fellow Farmer!

We've been selling at our local farmer's markets since 2009 (really 5.5 seasons already? wow I feel old!)

Definitely do your price comparison shopping with the other local...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By doopamama
Any more cravings?

I know cravings are traditionally thought of as undeniable needs for the most random foods (or not sometimes!) that typically show up in early and mid pregnancy. at least that's always the image...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By doopamama
Definitely hydration and activity. I work...

Definitely hydration and activity.

I work half time at a desk in the afternoons during the week and in the mornings i am outdoors on our farm either helping with veggie harvest or doing something...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By doopamama
Thank you for finding those studies! Just...

Thank you for finding those studies! Just reading the abstracts made me feel better. I'm still going to mention it to my OB (especially since i had another, shorter episode the other night) but it...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-08-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By doopamama
I know the Moscow Food Co-op has a "co-op kids"...

I know the Moscow Food Co-op has a "co-op kids" program. haven't ever been able to attend ourselves but it seems to be an always improving program geared towards elementary school age kids. I'm...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-08-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By doopamama
Hearing loss?

Anybody else ever experience a sudden loss in your ability to hear during pregnancy?

It happened to me over the weekend, ironically while working at the farmer's market which made it SOOOO...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   07-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By doopamama
I have platelets measuring on the lower end as...

I have platelets measuring on the lower end as well. As long as you mentally prepare yourself for possibly having to go in a hospital even though you'd prefer to have baby at home, you'll be fine. ...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By doopamama
*whew* I'm so glad I'm not the only one who...

*whew* I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't want sex or anything to do with touch at all. I'm normally not much of a touchy person anyhow but this feeling makes sex definitely frustrating on...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   06-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By doopamama
So what do Braxton Hicks feel like for all of...

So what do Braxton Hicks feel like for all of you?

Occasionally I'll have a sensation across my entire belly of just being incredibly tight. Usually it happens later in the day and when I go from...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,065
Posted By doopamama
I have a 4.5 and 6.5 yo. We own and operate a...

I have a 4.5 and 6.5 yo. We own and operate a small livestock and veggie farm and while they'll often go along with us and harvest or work in the veggies or help or "help" or just tag along with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
  New mom
Views: 1,055
Posted By doopamama
Definitely! everybody needs a break...

Definitely!

everybody needs a break sometimes and now having been on both sides of the breadwinner/primary parent fence, I totally get both sides. As primary parent you NEED just a bit of time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-25-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By doopamama
I think mine was closer to 9 months when I first...

I think mine was closer to 9 months when I first flew with her (and her older sister) all by myself for the first time. (so just us three) and I tried to make it so she was tired enough to nurse to...
Forum: Diapering   06-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By doopamama
Definitely wool or alpaca if your LO really is...

Definitely wool or alpaca if your LO really is allergic to the wool. Caution because some "wool allergies" are actually allergies to the lanolin or just a sensitivity to the coarseness of the fiber....
Forum: Diapering   06-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By doopamama
I've done that a few times! It definitely works...

I've done that a few times! It definitely works at least to get everything to a "clean start" :grin:

I usually waited until I had munchkin in disposables for the day and then would boil water in...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By doopamama
Definitely around Moscow and yeah, it's...

Definitely around Moscow and yeah, it's definitely been influenced by the presence of two universities. Definitely ALL SORTS of folks around here. I actually live just outside of Pullman (the...
Forum: August 2014 Due Date Club   05-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 42
Posted By doopamama
Perhaps It's because he's #3, or maybe because...

Perhaps It's because he's #3, or maybe because his next sister will be nearly five when he's born and i'm out of the baby swing so to speak or maybe I'm just really busy.  I can't tell but this...
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