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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By SweetSilver
P. S. Infrastructure takes a lot of money and...

P. S. Infrastructure takes a lot of money and effort, doesn't it? Getting all the systems in place: greenhouse, fences, trellises, coops, sheds, cisterns, greywater.......
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By SweetSilver
If you are in a small area, someone knows someone...

If you are in a small area, someone knows someone who knows these folks, or if you recognize them in their car, wave them down when you pass and introduce yourself, or keep an eye out for them at...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By SweetSilver
I don't think it matters as long as you do the...

I don't think it matters as long as you do the same for the other rows.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-09-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By SweetSilver
For starters, you'll need one to withstand snow! ...

For starters, you'll need one to withstand snow! First, though, assess what your needs are. Eliot Coleman writes some great books about growing year-round, and he lives in New England. He might...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By SweetSilver
Freezing, while fuel intensive, actually compares...

Freezing, while fuel intensive, actually compares favorably to other methods of preservation in regards to nutrition.

I've been picking our little wild blackberries. Bumper crops this year. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By SweetSilver
I had similar difficulties at that age as well,...

I had similar difficulties at that age as well, and the consequences remain the same: however inconvenient for me, I will do errands alone, or have dh do them. You can simply do it, and mention why...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By SweetSilver
Maybe I'm thinking it's "ordinary" when it...

Maybe I'm thinking it's "ordinary" when it isn't?
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-08-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By SweetSilver
"Science-y" gifts ideas for $10 or less

We are going to a birthday party for our 8yo friend who likes science. Any ideas?
Forum: Allergies   07-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,370
Posted By SweetSilver
No, *that's* not a money grab.

No, *that's* not a money grab.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By SweetSilver
How common are indecencies towards women/girls??

DH and I were discussing a recent rude advance on my 16yo niece and got to talking about everyday dumb advances like this one, and also predatory behavior and worse. (My niece was feeling guilty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
Spent more than planned today, but I still count...

Spent more than planned today, but I still count it as GOOD spending, because I scored at the thrift store: a pair of Chuck Taylors and a pair of Vans, both great condition and the right size, plenty...
Forum: Unschooling   07-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By SweetSilver
Ohmygod, I didn't think of that! YES! So...

Ohmygod, I didn't think of that!

YES! So glad!
Forum: Unschooling   07-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By SweetSilver
Little challenges #2: "Mom, can I use my old...

Little challenges #2:

"Mom, can I use my old toothbrush to clean the chickens' feet? They need a bath."

That's so cool. They are so passionate about their chickens and getting ready for fair....
Forum: Unschooling   07-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By SweetSilver
Ah, the little challenges to being the parent you...

Ah, the little challenges to being the parent you want to be:

"Mom, you stay there while I bring you a million things one at a time and tell you all about them."

So I sit. This is so very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
Alright! Had a great start to the month, so...

Alright! Had a great start to the month, so what's up for the next week?

I'm guessing this next week will be somewhat similar to last week. Today is our last regular activity for the month...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By SweetSilver
I don't know any body, on line or in person,...

I don't know any body, on line or in person, using "formal lesson plans" or keeping a "rigid schedule". Not any homeschooling family I have ever met, even those that have a far different style than...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
We are gonna do it! We are going to finish a...

We are gonna do it! We are going to finish a no-spend 3-day weekend!!!! And I must gloat that I managed an unprecedented FIVE No spend days for the Monday-Sunday week. That 5/7 days.

:throb...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
crazyms, wow! Thanks for that collection of...

crazyms, wow! Thanks for that collection of recipes! I'm sure we can use the ice cube trays. My birthday's coming up, though and I think a popsicle mold would be perfect. Though, maybe I should...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
:twothumbs

:twothumbs
Forum: Unschooling   07-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By SweetSilver
Aikido is not universally non-competitive. There...

Aikido is not universally non-competitive. There is a competitive branch of the art. Just on the off-off-off chance that your nearby dojo is one of these. :)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By SweetSilver
The block or blanket roll is placed under the...

The block or blanket roll is placed under the pelvis. Hero pose the legs are entirely alongside, the heels are not underneath.

As for adjustments in easy pose, you can try sitting up on a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
Can I make this a no-spend and drive-nowhere...

Can I make this a no-spend and drive-nowhere weekend???? Sore throats here, and that calls for popsicles. So, perhaps a trip out for lime pops. I get the Dreyer's fruit pops with *sugar* (the new...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By SweetSilver
Oh, well, not quite literally. Money on fire...

Oh, well, not quite literally. Money on fire would be as exciting as a dud firework. Well, more exciting than a dud firework. I would definitely prefer watching a $10 bill go up in flames than...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By SweetSilver
Look through the posts on this forum. There have...

Look through the posts on this forum. There have been some really helpful non-curriculum posts that are real confidence boosters. Let's see if I can dredge some up to link. I'm not pushing...
Forum: Gardening   07-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By SweetSilver
By the way, the pictures in the link look like...

By the way, the pictures in the link look like young plants. In our area, this plant will grow to about 1 foot deep, and cover *very* thickly. It will need maintenance to keep it in check but any...
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