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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Erinz
I'm trying to find information on a company (who...

I'm trying to find information on a company (who I'm assuming I can't name) who has large chicken and ground beef buying "events" all over the country. This company doesn't farm the chickens...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-20-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Erinz
You have to ensure the kids have shoes before...

You have to ensure the kids have shoes before heading into town. We live in a moderate climate so sometimes the kids go days without them! My son does Aikido once a week and we have to do a thorough...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,723
Posted By Erinz
Had to give a big thanks for helping me find...

Had to give a big thanks for helping me find BFSU -- I've tried several different science curriculums and all seemed so disjointed and breezy. Nothing has felt solid and interesting, this one is...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-17-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Erinz
Both of my boys (3.5, 6.5) participate in...

Both of my boys (3.5, 6.5) participate in butchering days and always have (even when my youngest was in the backpack out of practicality because 2 pairs of hands are faster than one). We've only...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 30,899
Posted By Erinz
Ponyo scared my (then) 5 year old, but all kids...

Ponyo scared my (then) 5 year old, but all kids are different. Both of mine LOVE Little Bear (and the kind messages and interactions are so great). I also bought some Magic Schoolbus vids and they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Erinz
But on a societal level, don't I have some...

But on a societal level, don't I have some responsibility? It takes a village, right? Gah, it's such an internal struggle for me.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Erinz
I have told her that I won't be around her kids...

I have told her that I won't be around her kids anymore, a few years ago. The pool day was more of a fluke than a plan. I appreciate the input, and I do think it may be time to call it quits. I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Erinz
I have a friend (J) who has similarly aged boys...

I have a friend (J) who has similarly aged boys (mine are 3 and 6, hers are 2.5 and 6). We get along great, she is easy to be around when it's just the two of us (which is rare, so we hardly ever...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Erinz
My first went through a bolting phase at 3 years...

My first went through a bolting phase at 3 years old too, one time I thought I had lost him forever because I was too pregnant to keep up with his speed. Heartbreaking.  I did a combo of setting...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Erinz
Thank you for that. I also find myself circling...

Thank you for that. I also find myself circling back to Enki, I'm really adjusting to the (exciting) idea that I get to pick his curriculum. I was traditionally schooled so all of this is very new...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-09-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Erinz
I'm curious about this too. We just attended our...

I'm curious about this too. We just attended our first HS picnic as my son starts K next week and a friend suggested Oak Meadow but when I suggested it to our "teacher" (he's going to a hs charter...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Erinz
basics: We were given three Nubian does last...

basics: We were given three Nubian does last September.
 
We have two beautiful does who each gave birth to a set of twins, one 10 weeks ago and one 6 weeks ago. The births were uneventful and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-24-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,115
Posted By Erinz
Just a month at first?? What about a 5th wheel...

Just a month at first?? What about a 5th wheel trailer or an older motor home? It's summer so you'll be outside a lot and if you decide to stay more permanently you could start building modularly? ...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-15-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By Erinz
We have concrete and I love them. They look...

We have concrete and I love them. They look great and are completely indestructable. Smokin' hot pans, whatever. No problem.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Erinz
Ack! I'm still on the lookout for rabbit cages!!...

Ack! I'm still on the lookout for rabbit cages!! NICE SCORE!! I only have one so far, I refuse to pay full price for them.  Fun to have someone starting up with the same stuff. (jump jump! haah!)
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Erinz
That is AWESOME!! I have you beat though, ours...

That is AWESOME!! I have you beat though, ours was all given to us by a friend who just doesn't  have time any more. Crazy, no?!  SCORE on having people call you to get their swarms! When I was...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Erinz
I just created a thread about fleas in our...

I just created a thread about fleas in our chicken coop -- I read all the time that DE will work but I can assure you that even after pounds of it mixed around and put right on top of things all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By Erinz
Should have added we use the deep litter method...

Should have added we use the deep litter method in the coop and I'm about to change it all out again (have once about 5 months ago when I noticed a few fleas here and there). Now it's really bad in...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By Erinz
We've never had this issue before and I can't...

We've never had this issue before and I can't help but wonder if having goats in the same barnyard as the chickens has made the difference or if it is because this was an unusually wet winter and...
Forum: Gardening   04-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Erinz
We have planted a tree over each of our boy's...

We have planted a tree over each of our boy's placentas and it has been just fine. You just need to be sure you dig the hole REALLY really deep and have at least a foot of dirt between the placenta...
Forum: Gardening   04-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Erinz
Would it be practical to get a cat? When my...

Would it be practical to get a cat? When my husband and I started dating he lived far far out in the hills and  had a MASSIVE burrowing/ground squirrel problem. He got a cat who loved to hunt and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Erinz
I have two good friends who have had goats for...

I have two good friends who have had goats for years and while I haven't had the experience yet (ours due to kid in a few weeks I believe) I can tell you what we're planning on doing per their...
Forum: Gardening   04-06-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,144
Posted By Erinz
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Forum: Gardening   04-05-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,144
Posted By Erinz
I came to try and summon up some motivation. I'm...

I came to try and summon up some motivation. I'm seriously lagging behind on seed starting and planting this year. I haven't even started tomatoes and I know the farmers are hardening theirs off! ...
Forum: Far East   03-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 3,879
Posted By Erinz
Jeez this doesn't seem like the right place to...

Jeez this doesn't seem like the right place to post this but I can't stop thinking about all you mamas and kids (and everyone else, but I'm a mom of young kids so esp you guys). My heart goes out to...
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