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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2013, 12:59 PM
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I've shared on Facebook.

I've shared on Facebook.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 5,405
Posted By lobster
I'd like to read about engaging stubborn &...

I'd like to read about engaging stubborn & resistant children.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2013, 10:30 PM
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Views: 8,634
Posted By lobster
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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-13-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 8,634
Posted By lobster
We've done (or have tried to do) just about...

We've done (or have tried to do) just about everything on that list :) My favourite tip is "Clean the house in 10 minute bursts" - a good thing for me to remember because I tend to burn myself out!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By lobster
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this thread, but here goes -
 
About a month ago, my husband moved out. We have four children - DS, 6yo; DD, 4yo; DS, 2yo; DD, 7mos
 
My 6yo is...
Forum: April 2012   11-25-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By lobster
DS1 was present for DD's birth, and both of them...

DS1 was present for DD's birth, and both of them were present for DS2's birth.  My sister came to be with kiddos both times.  First time was mid-morning, and my sister played quietly nearby with DS...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-23-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By lobster
We raised our own chickens because we've been...

We raised our own chickens because we've been long-time animal rights people.  When we learned about hatcheries, we started incubating and hatching our own.  My husband slaughtered our roosters and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-23-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By lobster
We live on an acre.  During market season, we...

We live on an acre.  During market season, we have a market stand where we sell my handspun yarns, knitted creations, fermented drinks such as Kombucha, natural body care products, and any available...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-23-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By lobster
Your cost will depend on your creativity, the...

Your cost will depend on your creativity, the size of your cabin, and your dedication to finding the best/cheapest sources for your materials.  I've known a few people to do it for about $5000,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-23-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By lobster
Lucky you!!    I take it you're not planning...

Lucky you!! 
 
I take it you're not planning to live on the land? Perhaps you could park a trailer there and use the acre as a little get-away spot.  Or if you want to do a bit more with it, start...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   05-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By lobster
Hey mamas, I thought I'd put it out there that...

Hey mamas, I thought I'd put it out there that I'm giving away two reusable, hand-crocheted mesh produce bags over at my blog this weekend.  Seems to me the kind of thing that y'all would...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-04-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,148
Posted By lobster
There are some really great blogs listed here! ...

There are some really great blogs listed here!  Now my reading list is longer than my window of reading time will allow for :)   If any of you mamas would like to connect on facebook, you can find...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By lobster
Well.... our chickens are totally free-range. ...

Well.... our chickens are totally free-range.  There are no fences keeping them in.  They go wherever they want, and that is almost always right around the coop. 
 
When we got our goats, the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-05-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,148
Posted By lobster
Oh I love Farm Mama!  I also enjoy my friend...

Oh I love Farm Mama!  I also enjoy my friend Laura's blog - http://gettingthere.typepad.com  and I keep a blog as well - http://trinityacres.wordpress.com.  Now before you start wondering about the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-26-2010, 10:21 AM
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Posted By lobster
Without much forethought, I went ahead and...

Without much forethought, I went ahead and purchased 8 Rouens. Two are one week old, one is three weeks old, two are six weeks old, and three are one year old.

I've learned a lot about keeping...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-26-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By lobster
Thanks for your input. I've been holding DD a...

Thanks for your input. I've been holding DD a lot, nursing her a lot, and trying to reassure her. However, I can't even say the word CAT without her having a total freak-out, so trying to tell her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By lobster
Oh, dear me. My DD, who just turned two,...

Oh, dear me. My DD, who just turned two, experienced a traumatic happening the other day. Our chicks were out in the yard when a stray cat got at them. We found three of the five chicks alive and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-23-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By lobster
Oh, how lousy! I just lost two of my chicks to a...

Oh, how lousy! I just lost two of my chicks to a stray cat. Grrrrrrrrr http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By lobster
My sister is 16 and is ALWAYS touching my...

My sister is 16 and is ALWAYS touching my children - hugging them, kissing them, wrestling with them, snuggling. But my children get the same kind of physical affection from their father, from me,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-19-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By lobster
I often will use a larger or smaller hook than...

I often will use a larger or smaller hook than the pattern calls for, and it has worked out well every time so far.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-16-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By lobster
I would not keep any dog around that had killed...

I would not keep any dog around that had killed poultry. If he's eaten one of your ducks, he'll likely want more, and you won't ever be able to trust him around your animals.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By lobster
Any spinners around here? I've finally gotten my...

Any spinners around here? I've finally gotten my foot in the door. I had a spinning lesson last night, and loved it! This morning I went back to the shoppe and purchased my wheel....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-08-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By lobster
I've only had my chicks for two weeks, and I'm...

I've only had my chicks for two weeks, and I'm no expert. But in my very limited experience, they are not a lot of work at all. There definitely exist much more high-needs animals!

The chicks...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By lobster
Thanks, Oubliette. I wasn't comparing my hound...

Thanks, Oubliette. I wasn't comparing my hound to a border collie, I was merely commenting on how starkly different my hound is in comparison to other coonhounds.

After looking into my options,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-07-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By lobster
I opted for unmedicated feed for my chicks. I...

I opted for unmedicated feed for my chicks. I ordered five chicks, and now at two weeks old they are all just fine and dandy. I don't like the idea of medicating, for my family or my animals,...
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