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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-13-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By renabe
Cloth wipes, yes yes yes, and if the potty is...

Cloth wipes, yes yes yes, and if the potty is secure (won't get spilled/played with) try keeping a little water in it, then it can be "flushed" out, not having to wipe out the ick. This will use...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-29-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By renabe
The first time I milked my cow it took three...

The first time I milked my cow it took three hours, and I have no idea if I got all the milk. It went way into the evening, it was the last thing I did before bed, and guess what the first thing to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By renabe
Also in Oregon-Aumsville, East of Salem. I'm in...

Also in Oregon-Aumsville, East of Salem. I'm in lol.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-28-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By renabe
Now I'm concerned. I also have a milk cow, and I...

Now I'm concerned. I also have a milk cow, and I also didn't know better and didn't get the field mowed before the hot summer sun came. What do I need to do now? Do I need to be feeding her our...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-20-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By renabe
Can anyone help me find (free) plans for...

Can anyone help me find (free) plans for building a stanchion for a milking cow, or explain it if it's simple enough? Has anyone done this? Also, has anyone left a calf with the mama cow and...
Forum: Religious Studies   05-09-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 947
Posted By renabe
Quote: Originally Posted by ThomasL...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomasL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11071464)
Something else comes in mind regarding this...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-02-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,899
Posted By renabe
Try this. . . ...

Try this. . .
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=884510 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=884510)
Forum: Babywearing   04-29-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,084
Posted By renabe
I was at a laundromat and as we were leaving I...

I was at a laundromat and as we were leaving I had a moment of brilliance where I set 5 month old Eva in the corner of the four wheeled laundry cart with all the folded clothes, then wheeled the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-25-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By renabe
Hi! I' a young mama to two little girls (3 yrs...

Hi! I' a young mama to two little girls (3 yrs and 6 weeks) and we're looking for a family milk cow. I've done some fairly thorough research but still have some questions, if anyone knows more than...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-08-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By renabe
You won't regret getting rid of the crib. We...

You won't regret getting rid of the crib. We never had one. Tonight as I watched DD1 and 2 (3 yrs and 1 month) fall asleep in my bed I thought of the time when they're older and won't want to sleep...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-08-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,410
Posted By renabe
I've been just lurking since introducing myself...

I've been just lurking since introducing myself on the first thread, so I'll do another introduction. . .
I'm 22, my husband is 48 (not quite 50 I know, but I'll join for the significant age...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-08-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By renabe
I am in a very similar situation, I have two...

I am in a very similar situation, I have two girls, aged 3 yrs and 1 month. My husband works swing shift, so we're on our own at bedtime too. Of course my little one is really little, but my best...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-08-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By renabe
I did emulsify, maybe what I have is...

I did emulsify, maybe what I have is concentrated or something. . .they're not exactly sticky, I guess oily/waxy would be a better description. The tub I have doesn't say 100% lanolin, but it...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-06-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By renabe
so I did it, yesterday, and they feel sticky....

so I did it, yesterday, and they feel sticky. Obviously I used too much lanonlin and am washing some of it off with wool wash. What are they supposed to feel like when you do it right?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-01-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By renabe
I have a small tub of this stuff-I'm assuming...

I have a small tub of this stuff-I'm assuming it's 100% lanolin, the label says it is an ointment base, dilute with water before using. . .will this work to lanolize knitted diaper covers? If so,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-28-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By renabe
When using double pointed needles, I pull that...

When using double pointed needles, I pull that first stitch tight and have tried different things but I cannot seem to avoid the seam running up the socks in between two needles. Any ideas?
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-28-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By renabe
I was going to do something similar, as we...

I was going to do something similar, as we cosleep and are diaper free http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif. Crocheting doesn't shrink up as much, but knitting a pad big...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-28-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By renabe
I'm pretty sure wool is the only fiber that will...

I'm pretty sure wool is the only fiber that will shrink up and coil around itself tight enough for the felted effect. You could always felt it, then line the hat with a thin cotton...
Forum: Dads   02-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,574
Posted By renabe
I'm 22 and my husband is 48. He has a 21 yr old...

I'm 22 and my husband is 48. He has a 21 yr old daughter from a previous marriage and we have a 3 yr old daughter and will be home-birthing our second sometime this week or next. He is very...
Forum: Homebirth   02-19-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By renabe
Can anyone help me with ratios for using sea...

Can anyone help me with ratios for using sea salt or baking soda?
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   02-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By renabe
Eat lots of protein, salt your food as you like,...

Eat lots of protein, salt your food as you like, take lemon juice, take spring dandelion or yellow dock tincture, eat beets, greens, etc. for liver support. It's good you're drinking enough water,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-10-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,190
Posted By renabe
You all are making me homesick! I'm Renae,...

You all are making me homesick! I'm Renae, mother to Eva and wife to Stephen, expecting #2 anyday. DH, DD and I moved to Aumsville in September, but we'll be back someday...
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By renabe
so do you just drain it every so often to clean...

so do you just drain it every so often to clean it, or has that not been an issue?
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By renabe
bump

bump
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By renabe
Is bromine ok for a birth? (I use a very small...

Is bromine ok for a birth? (I use a very small amount). Should I drain the whole thing before the birth, or is this not an issue? Does anyone have any experience using baking soda or any other...
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