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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   02-02-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By lmonter
Crunchy and natural-minded, yes.   There's...

Crunchy and natural-minded, yes.   There's pockets everywhere, you just have to do some poking around.

Liberal...  the prevailing attitude is likely too DIY/personal responsibility for that to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-23-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By lmonter
  Sorta.  It can take some digging, and some...


Sorta.  It can take some digging, and some of the good docs are retiring, but there's still folks around.  It's becoming easier to find the 'alternative' people (holistic dentist, a doc who...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-08-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By lmonter
How are you storing your freezer stash...

How are you storing your freezer stash (container wise)? And what is your favorite non-plastic container for Freezer storage? This includes storage for liquids (such as sauces or soups), whole...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,955
Posted By lmonter
I joined up in early 2004.  I remember it was...

I joined up in early 2004.  I remember it was the heyday of the Diapering forum. 

USAmma, I finally went through my bookmarks and deleted your blog link several months ago (no posts since like...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-07-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By lmonter
I have four kids, so for me, bulk is the name of...

I have four kids, so for me, bulk is the name of the game. 
My hubby and I just troll craigslist until we find the right magical freezer that pops up.  Right now, we've got a 1984 21cf Gibson in...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-07-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By lmonter
How much do you spend on groceries per month? ...

How much do you spend on groceries per month?
Around $900-$1000, give or take.  Two adults, four children (3.5yo, 5yo, 7yo, 10yo), three of which aren't even teenagers yet and eat more than I do. ...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-07-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By lmonter
Bourbon Molasses Chicken from the OAMM site. ...

Bourbon Molasses Chicken from the OAMM site.  There's another grilled pork recipe we've gotten from there too, but it's wandered off and I can't remember it's name.  Very yummy.  We also rotisserie...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-17-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By lmonter
I lost count after the weekend of 119 jars...

I lost count after the weekend of 119 jars (mostly peaches?) a few weeks back, haven't updated my yearly tally yet (and I'm on a 2-3 year rotation with some stuff - I haven't had to can tuna since...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By lmonter
I love our local u-pick places.  I've kind of...

I love our local u-pick places. 
I've kind of ferreted out the ones I do and don't like, who's overpriced and who's not, what's worth buying at the farmer's market vs. driving an hour to a u-pick...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By lmonter
Pretty basic stuff...  we have two window A/C...

Pretty basic stuff...  we have two window A/C units.  One goes in the kitchen window which is on the main living level of the house. 
That gets turned on first thing in the morning when we button...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By lmonter
Heh...  there's so many things we've bought...

Heh...  there's so many things we've bought used...  We did buy a new Berkey water filter because I couldn't find a reputable-looking used one (or a used one that they didn't think was made of...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By lmonter
Wait a minute, Satori, you moved up here?!  I...

Wait a minute, Satori, you moved up here?!  I always loved reading your blog and the fun hs'ing stuff.  Took a few years, but I'm finally getting some cute little forward-facing book shelves up on...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-09-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By lmonter
Last time we went it was about $90/visit, but...

Last time we went it was about $90/visit, but like the time last year we all had been exposed to whooping cough, he took a look at all of us, saw that a few of us were starting to cough, and gave...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By lmonter
If you don't mind a drive, I know folks that...

If you don't mind a drive, I know folks that live in Lewiston/Clarkston, Genessee, Troy that all commute into Moscow/Pullman for work.  House prices are a smidge lower, too.  Other small towns in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-02-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By lmonter
We unschool, so school is all day, every day. ...

We unschool, so school is all day, every day.  :D  We do have our homeschool co-op that meets during the school year, so there's that.  But we just kinda do whatever we want to, and just roll with...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-29-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By lmonter
You might prefer living/renting in Moscow/Idaho...

You might prefer living/renting in Moscow/Idaho than in Pullman.  More options, more of a small-town/cohesive feel.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By lmonter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zuleicamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383616/spokane-midwife#post_17360137)

Anyone have a midwife...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-25-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By lmonter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-20-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By lmonter
Finding a doc willing to take Medicaid is the...

Finding a doc willing to take Medicaid is the *really* tough part - most prefer getting paid for their work/effort.  The family doc my family sees does cash only and has decent prices to start with...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-04-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By lmonter
If by scary conservative you mean they take...

If by scary conservative you mean they take responsibility for themselves and don't want people all up in their business and making decisions for them, then yeah, it is that.  There's an art walk...
Forum: Gardening   04-25-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By lmonter
I don't think I've really soaked any seeds.  I...

I don't think I've really soaked any seeds.  I think sometimes you need to scarify (is that the right word?) like apricot/peach/other fruit type seeds, but even then...  we've had fun sprouting our...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-24-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By lmonter
It *is* a beautiful area.  Lots of green.  Free...

It *is* a beautiful area.  Lots of green.  Free swimming at nearby lakes.  There are lakes/rivers pretty much everywhere within a stone's throw, a fair amount of forest service land (get a permit...
Forum: Gardening   03-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By lmonter
Oh fun, once things start turning green in a...

Oh fun, once things start turning green in a month I'll have some stuff to ID.  :D
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,882
Posted By lmonter
Uh wow.  Yeah, I likely wouldn't be letting a...

Uh wow.  Yeah, I likely wouldn't be letting a child of mine go back to a house like that for a sleepover.  Even in my day, if your family couldn't afford to feed the kids, you just didn't have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By lmonter
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by anneca77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375349/shopping-smarter-for-groceries-iso-tips#post_17276703)I am...
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