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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-13-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,988
Posted By alivia
Wow! I can't believe how busy it has gotten...

Wow! I can't believe how busy it has gotten since I've been able to get back to this thread. I wanted to mention a few quick things we learned while building, in case they might be helpful to...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By alivia
Anyone have a model they liked? Even if it costs...

Anyone have a model they liked? Even if it costs a little more than $100...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By alivia
Thank you! I was actually considering that one. ...

Thank you! I was actually considering that one.
 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By alivia
I'd love to hear what you think of it - what you...

I'd love to hear what you think of it - what you love or hate about it. I've been shopping Amazon a little, and I've really decided I'd like some personal experience on this purchase. I only have...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-04-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,070
Posted By alivia
Reading some older threads here...     ...

Reading some older threads here...
 
 
Quote:My words of wisdom after handwashing clothes for the past 2 years:
 
Bucket and plunger method works better than the wonder wash.  
Spring for the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By alivia
well, we have 2 of our original 10 left, but it...

well, we have 2 of our original 10 left, but it looks like they'll stick for awhile since they're here by choice. They come and go, but have started roosting with the chickens at night....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-01-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By alivia
this might be a stupid suggestion, but could one...

this might be a stupid suggestion, but could one be a rooster? here's a thread from backyard chickens covering the same topic - buff orpington "hens" not laying eggs - no crowing either FWIW.
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By alivia
cathy, that website was incredibly helpful -...

cathy, that website was incredibly helpful - thank you! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-31-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By alivia
So does that mean that a small percentage *will*...

So does that mean that a small percentage *will* stay by choice? Or is it an age thing - like they have to be a certain age before they might come to the coop on their own? I am feeling done with...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-31-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By alivia
If so, I am DONE with guineas. They were the...

If so, I am DONE with guineas. They were the best little grasshopper catchers I'd ever seen in my garden. Beautiful. Didn't once scratch up a plant or peck a tomato on "accident" like the chickens....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By alivia
I might be able to help a little. My dh has cut...

I might be able to help a little. My dh has cut many trees, and he more or less taught himself. He does use a chainsaw and there have been a few close calls, especially in the beginning. I think you...
Forum: Women's Health   07-30-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By alivia
taking them *before* a meal did the trick....

taking them *before* a meal did the trick. thanks!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Women's Health   07-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By alivia
yuck, right? anyone have any tips to not have...

yuck, right? anyone have any tips to not have those yucky fishy burps when you take your CLO?
Forum: Gardening   07-28-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By alivia
I didn't search back super far for a similar...

I didn't search back super far for a similar thread so sorry if it's already been discussed, but am I the only one who feels like the bugs are seriously overtaking my garden? Between the...
Forum: Gardening   07-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By alivia
we've found some of it is the variety too. we...

we've found some of it is the variety too. we grew lemon pepino cukes this year and they did better than we've ever had cukes do in the past and they are much tastier - no bitterness at all. the...
Forum: Gardening   07-28-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By alivia
We're in zone 6 and we plan to do wheat. We did...

We're in zone 6 and we plan to do wheat. We did a small plot of wheat last year and it worked very well, so this year we will do more. Our plan is to harvest the wheat heads early next summer, then...
Forum: Women's Health   07-28-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By alivia
What can I do to get rid of this huge afternoon...

What can I do to get rid of this huge afternoon slump? I'm getting tired to the point of barely able to hold my head up, foggy-headed, and moody/weepy/b*tchy as all get out right around 3:30 each...
Forum: Gardening   07-21-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By alivia
I haven't touched them w/ my hands. I try to cut...

I haven't touched them w/ my hands. I try to cut them in half with my garden shears while they are still on the plant. It sounds evil, but any way you look at it, we're killing them. This way I...
Forum: Gardening   07-19-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By alivia
I think I've got mine identified as a blister...

I think I've got mine identified as a blister beetle. Mine are black with a big white stripe down the back. The droppings were the key. Everyone else's experiences with blister beetles that I could...
Forum: Gardening   07-14-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By alivia
I'm trying to figure out if it's a longhorned...

I'm trying to figure out if it's a longhorned beetle or a blister beetle. It's black, long & skinny. The weird (and most distinctive?) thing about it is its poop. The first time I saw its poop under...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-22-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By alivia
I just had dd#3 and would so love to EC this...

I just had dd#3 and would so love to EC this time. I had the best intentions with both dd1 and dd2, but honestly, I've always found the whole process pretty overwhelming and a little confusing. With...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By alivia
Hi, all! I am 4 days postpartum and my milk has...

Hi, all! I am 4 days postpartum and my milk has now come in w/ a vengeance! I nursed my 17 m.o. throughout this pregnancy, but my milk had dwindled significantly. Now that the milk is back in, my...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   06-09-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,766
Posted By alivia
Well, I'm a coffee-holic along with you, and I...

Well, I'm a coffee-holic along with you, and I like to order from The Organic Coffee Co. online. Here's the site:

http://www.gourmet-coffee.com/organic-coffee-company/

I order their 2-lb bags...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-20-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By alivia
Thanks everyone! It sounds like my instincts...

Thanks everyone! It sounds like my instincts were right on this probably not being the best idea for my daughter, and I was letting the hyped-up fear of rusty nails take hold a little. I would like...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-19-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By alivia
DD1, 7 y.o., was almost fully vaccinated until...

DD1, 7 y.o., was almost fully vaccinated until she had a very mild seizure following her 1 year MMR. After that, we stopped giving vaccines entirely. DD2 has never been vaccinated and is 15 months...
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