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Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,953
Posted By Hibou
Yes. I've made 2 sets of 12. (you mean the...

Yes. I've made 2 sets of 12. (you mean the bamboo precut diaper kits, right?) I've only used 2 of the 3 soakers that they provide for each dipe, and they work great.  I will probably be purchasing...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-21-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,183
Posted By Hibou
Looking forward to checking out some of these...

Looking forward to checking out some of these links (there are a few I follow already and they are http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif.)  Thought I'd add a link to my family's...
Forum: Babywearing   02-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Hibou
Thanks for the helpful info.

Thanks for the helpful info.
Forum: Babywearing   02-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Hibou
Since my last baby in '04, we've moved to the...

Since my last baby in '04, we've moved to the country, and I am expecting this spring.  I'm a bit out of the baby loop, and wondering about both safety issues and carriers for putting an infant on...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-13-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Hibou
We usually use ours for stock too, saving the...

We usually use ours for stock too, saving the meat afterwards for enchiladas, pot pies, etc. 
 
But last year I came across a recipe for coq-au-vin that piqued my traditional foodie curiosity. ...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-22-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Hibou
FWIW, dandelions are an old-time remedy against...

FWIW, dandelions are an old-time remedy against coccidiosis. We've never gone with vacc'ing our birds or giving medicated feed. We just chop up some dandelion greens for them once they're a couple...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-22-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 29,786
Posted By Hibou
We've been looking at woodstoves as a secondary...

We've been looking at woodstoves as a secondary heat source for our rural home here in SK Canada, and have shopped around quite a bit. We've been told by every dealer to stick to the smallest models...
Forum: Gardening   07-14-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
heavensearth, I'm pretty sure the mystery plant...

heavensearth, I'm pretty sure the mystery plant on your flicker page is borage. Those little buds will bloom into pretty blue flowers. It is a hardy self-seeder, just FYI, so you might want to keep...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-07-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Hibou
How disheartening....

How disheartening. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

FWIW, there seem to be a lot of farmers around here who lose their chickens to weasels, coyotes, raccoons, but...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-05-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Hibou
Thanks...

Thanks all!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Hibou
Oh, stupid excitement is good! I felt the same...

Oh, stupid excitement is good! I felt the same way! Love those first little eggs, they are so cute!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-03-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Hibou
For those who are hand-milking, and especially...

For those who are hand-milking, and especially for those who consume their milk raw, I'm wondering about keeping the milk clean. Do you use any special measures to keep debris out of the milk pail?...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-30-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Hibou
I noticed the same thing our first year on the...

I noticed the same thing our first year on the farm- all this wonderful food, and no time to prepare it. I've learned that I have to be pretty organized, or things just fall apart. And the truth is,...
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
I put in some sweet potato slips this week. (A...

I put in some sweet potato slips this week. (A few photos here (http://theadventurelearningcompany.blogspot.com/2010/06/sweetpotatoes-and-sunshine.html).) Just an experiment, and it may very well...
Forum: Gardening   06-14-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Hibou
If I were you, I'd just see if I could get some...

If I were you, I'd just see if I could get some runners from a friend who gardens organically. Is there someone near you with a strawberry patch? Try freecycle or something?
Forum: Gardening   06-14-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,114
Posted By Hibou
With strawberries, it seems to help if you cut...

With strawberries, it seems to help if you cut them back/get a bit agressive with them. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/demon.gif My mom had strawberries that grew like crazy but...
Forum: Gardening   06-07-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by kathymuggle...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kathymuggle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15462934)
I has been so hot and dry I am going to...
Forum: Gardening   06-07-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by HeatherAtHome...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeatherAtHome http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15489253)
There! So I finally have my garden...
Forum: Gardening   05-29-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Does anyone grow corn for drying? I put in some...

Does anyone grow corn for drying? I put in some beautiful multi-coloured dent corn this week (when it wasn't raining). Hoping the chickens will leave it alone long enough to get growing. They sure...
Forum: Gardening   05-27-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by Owen'nZoe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owen'nZoe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15451292)
The ducks are adorable! How did you pick...
Forum: Gardening   05-26-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
We've had rain and more rain here! Rented a...

We've had rain and more rain here! Rented a tiller over the weekend too, to reclaim some overgrown spaces on our land, where I'm hoping to start some new gardens, or just seed to cover. I figure,...
Forum: Gardening   05-24-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by HeatherAtHome...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeatherAtHome http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15426360)

Even still, there's plenty of stuff...
Forum: Gardening   05-17-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
We've finally had some hot, sunny weather here...

We've finally had some hot, sunny weather here too, and the forecast is looking good. A friend came out last week to help me dig and prep beds & we accomplished so much together! Every gardener...
Forum: Gardening   05-07-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by swellmomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by swellmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15378792)
I am in zone 2/3 here. Haven't planted...
Forum: Gardening   04-28-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,136
Posted By Hibou
Quote: Originally Posted by Aubergine68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aubergine68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15345833)
Also some Chinese Cabbage seedlings


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