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Forum: Traditional Foods   05-22-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Althetrainer
When building a SD starter, it's very normal to...

When building a SD starter, it's very normal to see ups and downs in activity levels in the first week. Chances are, you will see a lot of activities in the first two days (especially in hot and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-22-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By Althetrainer
I would love to but I am in Calgary. The...

I would love to but I am in Calgary. The distance is too far therefore the cost to get raw goat milk probably will be unaffordable for us. I hope you will find someone else closer to get that share...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-05-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Althetrainer
I drain kefir until it looks like cream cheese,...

I drain kefir until it looks like cream cheese, add onion powder, garlic powder, pinch of salt and sugar, a bit of dill weeds or finely chopped parsley. If you like, add a bit of softened butter...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-05-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Althetrainer
I use a glass jar because I can easily see the...

I use a glass jar because I can easily see the progress of the starter. Keep the lid lose, in case the starter becomes too active, so it won't explode on you. :-)

Where about in Alberta are you?...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-04-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Althetrainer
I have built three SD starters using different...

I have built three SD starters using different ways. They all works. Most SD starter recipes work as long as you have the most important ingredient: patience.

I built one by capturing wild yeast;...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Althetrainer
Just want to make sure what you have are milk...

Just want to make sure what you have are milk grains, not water grains. If they are milk grains they should do just fine resting in the fridge in a bit of milk. When I have to rest my milk grains...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,437
Posted By Althetrainer
We love sardines. My 8-year-old son would eat...

We love sardines. My 8-year-old son would eat sardines straight out the can, without anything else. Last year, he begged me to put sardines in his lunch box. Knowing his friends would tease him, I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,191
Posted By Althetrainer
You've pretty much described the relationship...

You've pretty much described the relationship between my son and me, except he's now 8 years old. It was my choice to stay home after my son was born and I rarely left the house without him. DH and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-10-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,012
Posted By Althetrainer
My husband has worked the same job for almost 30...

My husband has worked the same job for almost 30 years and he's only a few years away from a full pension. So if he got laid off he probably wouldn't even try to get another job.

We're lucky...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Althetrainer
I would let him sleep as long as he wants. If I...

I would let him sleep as long as he wants. If I were the one working until the wee hours I would love to be able to sleep until I feel enough. So I would do the same for him. Unless he asked me to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-09-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Althetrainer
My son got trained when he turned 3 but he still...

My son got trained when he turned 3 but he still wet his bed periodically until 6 years old. No matter what we did, restricted water, mid-night bathroom trips etc, accidents still happened. We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By Althetrainer
I agree. Start with knitting and hand sewing....

I agree. Start with knitting and hand sewing. You will be able to see how much he is into things like this for letting him start with something simple. If he becomes less interested after a while,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Althetrainer
I told my son about heaven too. When he was 5, a...

I told my son about heaven too. When he was 5, a baby magpie died in our yard. He was very upset so I had to explain to him about life and death. He seemed to be all right when he realized the bird...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-02-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Althetrainer
Chaotic, do you add sugar with the grains in the...

Chaotic, do you add sugar with the grains in the milk? I never put anything but milk in with the grains. I use my kefir to make smoothies. Just kefir, a pinch of cocoa powder, 1/2 banana (or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Althetrainer
I too find it's difficult to understand how some...

I too find it's difficult to understand how some parents can just sit there and do nothing when their children act up. I don't normally correct a kid if his/her parents present. It's really their...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-31-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Althetrainer
I personally don't like the texture of plain...

I personally don't like the texture of plain milk grains; just too chewy. So I usually put them in a blender to make smoothies or shakes. In the summer I use them in my kefir ice cream. Oh yea,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-31-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By Althetrainer
I personally wouldn't let my 8-year-old have a...

I personally wouldn't let my 8-year-old have a Facebook account. He asked for one when he was 6 fortunately the policy said 13 years old so I didn't have to struggle with him on that one. I have my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Althetrainer
I remember last year, when my son who was 7 said...

I remember last year, when my son who was 7 said to me one night, "I am going to go outside (-35C) and freeze myself to death." It was bedtime and I didn't let him do what he asked to do. I was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By Althetrainer
My son exhibits the same type of negative...

My son exhibits the same type of negative behavior. Started from early age he would send himself to his room when he realized that he did something "wrong". When something happened he would say...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By Althetrainer
My son just turned 8 two days ago. He started...

My son just turned 8 two days ago. He started "reading" since 3 months old. He reads all sorts of books including a lot books about dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. If we're talking about...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-19-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
  Kefir?
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Posted By Althetrainer
I make goat milk kefir for my son and homemade...

I make goat milk kefir for my son and homemade yogurt for my husband. It's much easier to make kefir than yogurt, only you need to have the grains. I got mine from someone in the same city, for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Althetrainer
I have to say I am pretty lucky when it comes to...

I have to say I am pretty lucky when it comes to the household chore department. DH works a full time job and he brings home all the money (since I quit my part time job before the holidays). I do...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-18-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By Althetrainer
Even before I was married I'd told myself that...

Even before I was married I'd told myself that the day I had children I would want to stay home. When my son was born I quit my job and stayed home with him.

I had always worked until my son was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Althetrainer
Our little guy is turning 8 next Monday. After 7...

Our little guy is turning 8 next Monday. After 7 b-day parties and trying so many different games we picked the winner. All kids seem to like one very simple game: hitting a balloon back and forth....
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,993
Posted By Althetrainer
Thanks Hey Mama! I assume the max number of...

Thanks Hey Mama! I assume the max number of controllers is 4?! Yes, I will sync them if they do bring their owns. I plan on dividing them into teams (2 each team) by random number drawings. Then...
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