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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Berty
Happy to hear he's feeling better...

Happy to hear he's feeling better http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Another great place to ask goat questions is homesteadingtoday.com They have a goat forum with...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,933
Posted By Berty
I hope the kids aren't disappointed with our...

I hope the kids aren't disappointed with our homemade cards... I gave my kids the choice and they were really excited about making homemade ones. They've been having so much fun with it...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Berty
We have dairy goats that I milk, a few egg...

We have dairy goats that I milk, a few egg layers, we raise 50-75 meat chickens every year, and pigs. We have a small garden but take advantage of the wonderful produce for sale raised by our Amish...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-11-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Berty
Yes, we purchased piano wizard. We have not had...

Yes, we purchased piano wizard. We have not had a lot of time to use it yet but so far I am very impressed with it. My dh plans on using it along with my ds to learn.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By Berty
Quote: Originally Posted by 1jooj...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1jooj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12998535)...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-12-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By Berty
Do you know what breed of goat you want? When I...

Do you know what breed of goat you want? When I wanted my Oberhasli goats I searched online for farms in the area. Many have websites and you can read about their farm and how their goats are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-12-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By Berty
On our farm we have: 4 Oberhasli dairy...

On our farm we have:

4 Oberhasli dairy goats (3 does, one buck) Kids will be here in March! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
10 laying hens
A pair of Silver Fox rabbits...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-07-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Berty
I just painted a shelf unit in my bathroom that...

I just painted a shelf unit in my bathroom that sounds just like what you have. It took the paint ok but it can be scraped easily. If I were picky (I'm not, I just wanted to get it done!) I would...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-30-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Berty
When we first got goats, I tried and quickly...

When we first got goats, I tried and quickly gave up milking, leaving it to my dh. I was amazed at how fast he was at it. A few times I had to do it when he wasn't home and dreaded it. I was slow,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,858
Posted By Berty
Quote: Originally Posted by KayleeZoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KayleeZoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12721786)
Why would you only want your DD to have one...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-29-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,858
Posted By Berty
Quote: Originally Posted by Kabes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12701761)
Exchange it, and wrap the approved gift up and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-29-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,858
Posted By Berty
My dd's 2nd Birthday is tomorrow. A package...

My dd's 2nd Birthday is tomorrow. A package arrived today from my parents - a very large package. I peaked because I had no idea what it was. A talking doll with all the bells and whistles -...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Berty
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
I feel your pain! My family is the same way. I don't even discuss homeschooling with them anymore. They don't want to understand and support...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-13-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,354
Posted By Berty
I'm a little late to join but I'm in! It seems...

I'm a little late to join but I'm in! It seems like we will do really good with our eating but it is so easy to slip into the easy convenience foods. I'm not in it to loose weight but to get our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-07-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,588
Posted By Berty
I love this thread! We are moving at the end of...

I love this thread! We are moving at the end of the month. My goal is to donate half of our things. I don't even want to move it to the new place. My house is ALWAYS a mess and I think this will be...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-06-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Berty
I am striving to become a minimalist. I know I...

I am striving to become a minimalist. I know I will feel so much better with no clutter and a space for everything. This means getting rid of about half of our stuff. My hardest stuff to part with -...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-23-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 334
Posted By Berty
How many of you have tested for radon before...

How many of you have tested for radon before buying a home? Did you use the do it yourself kit or have someone test for you? How long did it take? We are set to by a home but thought this is...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-22-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Berty
In June we are moving to a farm and will be...

In June we are moving to a farm and will be living in the old farm house for a few years and then plan to build a strawbale house on the property. I'm having trouble with trying to fugure out how to...
Forum: Family Planning   05-09-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By Berty
For the mamas that did not get their period...

For the mamas that did not get their period until after weaning, how soon did your cycle return after you stopped breastfeeding? My dd is 17 months. She was weaned over five weaks ago and I still...
Forum: Job Opportunities   05-08-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,140
Posted By Berty
We are a family of five looking for someone that...

We are a family of five looking for someone that may be interested in sharing our home in exchange for some homestead help. This would be ideal for someone that likes the country life, or thinks...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-04-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Berty
We depend on venison rather than buying beef....

We depend on venison rather than buying beef. Once you get the hang of it, processing is very easy. The most tedious part for us is burger. It's not hard, just more clean up because of using a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-29-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Berty
I'm in! I cleared out part of our storage room...

I'm in! I cleared out part of our storage room to set up an area to start my garden seeds. Now all the junk is spread out through my kitchen and dining room. I'm going to dig in and hope to have it...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Berty
Some days I go crazy here because of this...

Some days I go crazy here because of this problem. My dd will be fine playing if I'm just sitting around by her but the second I start doing anything she runs over and tries to get me to hold her....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-28-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Berty
Nevermind, just saw from another post you are in...

Nevermind, just saw from another post you are in La Crosse. Have you had any luck meeting up with other homeschoolers?
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-28-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Berty
StellasMommy, are you in MN or Viroqua?

StellasMommy, are you in MN or Viroqua?
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