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Forum: History 09-20-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 57
Posted By CountryMom22
This is the new normal for Americans. We just...

This is the new normal for Americans. We just love to be able to place the blame on someone else for our short comings.

Why did he not put a few things back when the bill came to more than he...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 09-20-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,774
Posted By CountryMom22
Congrats on the new job, Kachad. Glad to see...

Congrats on the new job, Kachad. Glad to see that you can make a good decision so you can still attain the end goal of early retirement. Your sacrifice now will be worth it in the long run.

...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 09-20-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By CountryMom22
I've noticed more crows, vultures and squirrels...

I've noticed more crows, vultures and squirrels than usual. Not as many hawks, either. That probably explains the increase in squirrels.

Son and I were driving down the road the other day and...
Forum: Conversations 09-20-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 601
Posted By CountryMom22
Enjoyed a cooler, dryer, sunny day yesterday and...

Enjoyed a cooler, dryer, sunny day yesterday and was expecting more of the same for today. Nope. Woke up to cooler weather but it's been overcast all day. But as long as it's cooler I don't care! ...
Forum: Conversations 09-17-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 601
Posted By CountryMom22
This summer has been very wet here. I only had...

This summer has been very wet here. I only had to water the garden a handful of times. Unfortunately, all this water has kept us mowing the grass and weeding even more than usual. And the garden...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 05-31-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,617
Posted By CountryMom22
Just finished the latest issue of Self Reliance...

Just finished the latest issue of Self Reliance magazine. It's not BWH, but it's not bad.
Forum: Conversations 05-31-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By CountryMom22
Another overcast, drizzly day here. Mid 60's. ...

Another overcast, drizzly day here. Mid 60's. Perfect planting weather. I finished planting tomatoes and the flowers up around the house. Groomed a few dogs and did a few loads of laundry. ...
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,096
Posted By CountryMom22
Been busy here so I haven't been on in awhile. ...

Been busy here so I haven't been on in awhile. Glad to see everyone is still keepin' on.

The weather has been up and down all season, but I did manage to get the garden in. Most of the...
Forum: Homesteading 05-26-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By CountryMom22
I'm sorry that you had to experience that Leera. ...

I'm sorry that you had to experience that Leera. But you sound like a true survivor. You epitomize the saying "Bloom where you're planted"!
Forum: Homesteading 05-26-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By CountryMom22
Welcome back Doc! Glad to hear it was good old...

Welcome back Doc! Glad to hear it was good old productive work keeping you away.

Of course we expect pictures!
Forum: Conversations 03-20-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,991
Posted By CountryMom22
Well, we're gearing up to get through the 4th...

Well, we're gearing up to get through the 4th noreaster in 4 weeks here. I'm so tired of this winter stuff. Already got about an inch of sleet tonight from a different storm. I'm still behind with...
Forum: Conversations 01-12-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,050
Posted By CountryMom22
62 and raining here. Although our snow has all...

62 and raining here. Although our snow has all melted, the ground is so frozen that this rain is flooding the driveway and any low areas. All this means that when the temps drop tomorrow, my place...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 01-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,289
Posted By CountryMom22
Happy New Year and blessings to you as well,...

Happy New Year and blessings to you as well, the1gman!
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-05-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,094
Posted By CountryMom22
Glad things are looking up Bravo. And so...

Glad things are looking up Bravo.

And so glad you're back Annie. Your words are always inspirational!
Forum: Self-reliance 01-05-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 207,614
Posted By CountryMom22
Waiting with baited breath! Let us know when...

Waiting with baited breath! Let us know when it's ready to order.

And I'm sorry for all you're going through. Even with her last breath your dil will be your test.

God Bless
Sue
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By CountryMom22
I just pre-ordered the 2 newest anthologies. ...

I just pre-ordered the 2 newest anthologies. Better than nothing but I will miss the days before the new issue came when I eagerly went to pick up the mail.

Times are changing for sure, and...
Forum: Conversations 01-05-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,050
Posted By CountryMom22
Happy New Year to all! We are on day 12...

Happy New Year to all!

We are on day 12 of our below freezing stretch and this is getting old! Temp was 2 when I fed this morning and -15 with the wind chill. Had 4" of snow yesterday. My...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 01-05-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,289
Posted By CountryMom22
Hi everyone! Been too busy to check in here in a...

Hi everyone! Been too busy to check in here in a while, but I'll try to do better.

I think the demise of the mag has hurt things here. I, too, have tried Self Reliance, and although it's not...
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,828
Posted By CountryMom22
Was 26 when I woke up. Raining and spitting...

Was 26 when I woke up. Raining and spitting sleet. Of course I had errands to run and a dentist appointment, so staying home with an extra cup of coffee wasn't an option. Went to the Laundromat,...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-12-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 207,614
Posted By CountryMom22
I could go for a South Dakota version. Sign me...

I could go for a South Dakota version. Sign me up!
Forum: Conversations 11-12-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,198
Posted By CountryMom22
Good to hear from you again Txanne. That must be...

Good to hear from you again Txanne. That must be quite a shock to the system, moving from Texas to the Dakotas. I can only imagine!

Got my last print issue of Backwoods Home, and it brought...
Forum: Conversations 11-12-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,828
Posted By CountryMom22
Finally got our first hard freeze, so today we...

Finally got our first hard freeze, so today we pulled all the dead plants in the garden, spread some compost, cleaned the chicken coop and spread that on the garden too. Put the winter divider in...
Forum: Your Homestead 11-12-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 90,134
Posted By CountryMom22
Haven't heard from you in awhile TickFarmer. Did...

Haven't heard from you in awhile TickFarmer. Did the little beasts get the best of you?

Hope all is well!
Forum: Your Homestead 11-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 95,147
Posted By CountryMom22
Good luck with the new chickens, Karen. I've...

Good luck with the new chickens, Karen. I've never had banties, but I hear they're great setters and fierce protectors of their chicks. Lots of people take fertile eggs from larger breeds and put...
Forum: Financial 11-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,228
Posted By CountryMom22
I paid $ 2.48 gal today. I've also seen it as...

I paid $ 2.48 gal today. I've also seen it as high a $ 2.99, but I avoid those stations!
Forum: Self-reliance 11-07-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 207,614
Posted By CountryMom22
I enjoyed it so much that I wish there was a...

I enjoyed it so much that I wish there was a sequel coming!
Forum: Conversations 11-07-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,828
Posted By CountryMom22
Today started out in the upper 30's and warmed to...

Today started out in the upper 30's and warmed to about 50. When I went to run errands, by the time I got home it was blustery. cold and raining! I think fall has finally arrived.

I picked...
Forum: Your Homestead 11-07-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 95,147
Posted By CountryMom22
I second that Txanne! What's goin' on out your...

I second that Txanne! What's goin' on out your way?
Forum: Conversations 10-25-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By CountryMom22
Glad you convinced the trouble maker to leave. ...

Glad you convinced the trouble maker to leave. We have stopped feeding the barn cats unless we see them and remove the food when they are finished as we were drawing too many unwanted visitors.
...
Forum: Conversations 10-25-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,198
Posted By CountryMom22
Hunter, so sorry for your loss. But what a...

Hunter, so sorry for your loss. But what a blessing to have been with her at the end.

Setanta, sorry to hear things are rough. I'll pray for colder weather so there is a need for all your...
Forum: Homesteading 10-25-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,429
Posted By CountryMom22
I'll second the request for pictures! Hope...

I'll second the request for pictures! Hope things are progressing nicely.
Forum: Homesteading 10-25-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,376
Posted By CountryMom22
Thanks for the update DS. Sounds like you've...

Thanks for the update DS. Sounds like you've gotten quite a bit done, especially since you're paying as you go. Which is fantastic and no easy feat in itself.

Keep the updates coming!
Forum: Your Homestead 10-25-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 95,147
Posted By CountryMom22
Congrats to you both! I've always enjoyed both...

Congrats to you both! I've always enjoyed both of your posts, so now we get the longer version, or two sides to the same story!

Wishing you both the best of luck. It's just amazing that you...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-25-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,668
Posted By CountryMom22
Happy Belated Birthday! Better late than never. ...

Happy Belated Birthday! Better late than never. Hope you had a great day!
Forum: Conversations 10-18-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,198
Posted By CountryMom22
Sorry to hear about your Mom, hunter88. I'll...

Sorry to hear about your Mom, hunter88. I'll keep her and you in my prayers.

Weather had been unseasonably warm and overcast for days. The chickens actually started laying fewer eggs, so the...
Forum: Prayer Requests 10-05-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,094
Posted By CountryMom22
You don't sound like a quitter to me, so I'm sure...

You don't sound like a quitter to me, so I'm sure this will pass. Don't try to force yourself to imagine the homestead. Take some time to be thankful for the little things: an income (ok, not so...
Forum: Prayer Requests 10-04-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,094
Posted By CountryMom22
Wish there was something I could say that would...

Wish there was something I could say that would help, but there isn't. You just need to keep keepin' on. Make the most of this job even if it isn't perfect. You'll find the dream again if you can...
Forum: Prayer Requests 10-04-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,466
Posted By CountryMom22
So sorry for the situation you find yourself in. ...

So sorry for the situation you find yourself in. I'm sure being out of work messes with your head, but you are just one of many. A friend of mine has been going through that viscious cycle of...
Forum: Health 10-04-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,795
Posted By CountryMom22
Not sure what you should do, but this week I've...

Not sure what you should do, but this week I've had the same problem.

I've been grooming a lot more dogs the last few weeks than I usually do, and although I have had arthritis in my fingers...
Forum: Conversations 10-04-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,198
Posted By CountryMom22
Weather has been cold at night, upper 30's and...

Weather has been cold at night, upper 30's and warms up to the 70's during the day. But really dry. It's been weeks since we have seen any measurable rain, but that looks like it may change over the...
Forum: Conversations 09-23-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,892
Posted By CountryMom22
We are needing rain here, too. The temps are...

We are needing rain here, too. The temps are above normal with high humidity. Today was in the upper 80s but very dry with a nice breeze. Supposed to be hotter tomorrow. Can't wait for the real...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-17-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,501
Posted By CountryMom22
Wow! I learned something today, for sure! Glad...

Wow! I learned something today, for sure! Glad no one was hurt.
Forum: Conversations 09-17-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,892
Posted By CountryMom22
Weather here has been normal temps with higher...

Weather here has been normal temps with higher humidity. We were all dying in the food service building at the engine show this weekend. But the weather didn't seem to keep the crowds away, thank...
Forum: Plants 09-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,361
Posted By CountryMom22
You can say that again! I started the year with...

You can say that again! I started the year with an orderly bed of 25 new plants. They sent out a few daughters, which I put into pots. When they were ready, I cut them away from the mother plants...
Forum: Conversations 09-11-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,892
Posted By CountryMom22
Cool (40's) nights and breezy, warm days (70's)...

Cool (40's) nights and breezy, warm days (70's) have gotten me inspired to start my fall outside stuff. Cleaned the chicken coop, picked the carrots, green beans and a few tomatoes. The peppers are...
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,892
Posted By CountryMom22
Was watching the clouds build 15 minutes ago. ...

Was watching the clouds build 15 minutes ago. Now the rain is coming down in buckets and the tees are whipping around. I'm sure I'll have more branches to pick up tomorrow. But at least these...
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,055
Posted By CountryMom22
No matter which way it goes, I hope people are...

No matter which way it goes, I hope people are getting ready. And my prayers will be with all those affected, just as they are with the victims of Harvey.

Stay safe!
Forum: Your Homestead 09-05-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 90,134
Posted By CountryMom22
Sorry to hear that the heat and rain has...

Sorry to hear that the heat and rain has curtailed your plans, but fall is on the way! We've had just enough rain to keep everything green this year. The lawn never got brown, and we only had to...
Forum: Conversations 08-07-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,249
Posted By CountryMom22
Oh Tim, you hurt Sammy's feelings! He really...

Oh Tim, you hurt Sammy's feelings! He really thought he was helping!

Pouring here today. So far, we've had an inch with more to come, so the outside work is at a stand still. Went to the...
Forum: Homesteading 08-07-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,005
Posted By CountryMom22
Don't worry MMJim. I would never aim at anything...

Don't worry MMJim. I would never aim at anything I didn't intend to kill and I don't intend to kill these vultures. Haven't seen them at all today, so maybe they've moved on.

I'm more of a...
Forum: Homesteading 08-06-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,005
Posted By CountryMom22
Guess you're right papa bear. Specially since...

Guess you're right papa bear. Specially since there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it. We don't have any animals that are that small or young, so as long as they leave my chickens alone...
Forum: Animals 08-04-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By CountryMom22
I've had trouble with "stupid" chickens before. ...

I've had trouble with "stupid" chickens before. Mine were Wyandottes. Dumbest birds I've ever owned. Within 6 months, all but 1 were dead. That one set on some eggs, and the resulting chicks were...
Forum: Conversations 08-04-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,249
Posted By CountryMom22
Had a few storms last night, nothing major. ...

Had a few storms last night, nothing major. Expecting more tonight into Sat AM. After that a cool front is expected, breezy with highs of 80 into the beginning of next week. Have to catch up on...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-04-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 95,147
Posted By CountryMom22
Good to hear you're keeping busy! I'll look for...

Good to hear you're keeping busy! I'll look for your article in BWH and Self Reliance.

Hope they get the fires under control soon. Keeping you and yours in my prayers!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Homesteading 08-04-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,005
Posted By CountryMom22
Thanks for the suggestions. I was out watering...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was out watering the garden the other morning when they flew in and got two of them with water from the hose. Didn't seem to phase them too much as they have been back...
Forum: Homesteading 08-01-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,005
Posted By CountryMom22
Vultures

I'm looking for some advice, but I'll give you a brief idea of what's been going on.

Earlier this summer, something got into my garden and destroyed all my broccoli, so hubby put out a have a...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-01-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 95,147
Posted By CountryMom22
Hey Karen, just wondering what's up at your...

Hey Karen, just wondering what's up at your place. I really enjoy this thread and think of you often. Hope all is well and that we hear from you soon.
Forum: Your Homestead 08-01-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 90,134
Posted By CountryMom22
Hey TickFarmer, what's goin' on? How's the 2017...

Hey TickFarmer, what's goin' on? How's the 2017 tick crop doing?

I've been watching for updates. Hope all is well with you and yours and you're just too busy to post.
Forum: Conversations 08-01-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,249
Posted By CountryMom22
Same weather here today. Not a bad day but the...

Same weather here today. Not a bad day but the humidity is going to get worse in the next few days. So I watered early this morning and groomed a few dogs. Picked some veggies for dinner and...
Forum: Self-reliance 07-31-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,832
Posted By CountryMom22
Yeah, if it's not in their backyard, they aren't...

Yeah, if it's not in their backyard, they aren't concerned. Even when you have a warning that trouble is coming, like with super storm Sandy, people didn't listen.

They all believe it won't...
Forum: Health 07-31-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,249
Posted By CountryMom22
HA HA! Some dogs do fine with the oral, but some...

HA HA! Some dogs do fine with the oral, but some have very severe reactions. I still use Frontline as it works well for me. Haven't picked a tick off the dog in years, probably due to the chickens...
Forum: Food 07-31-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By CountryMom22
Good to know. Those expiration dates are...

Good to know. Those expiration dates are intended to tell you when the item is at it's peak of flavor, texture and nutrition. As you know, things don't magically go bad on their expiration date. ...
Forum: Conversations 07-31-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
Woke up to another beautiful day in the high...

Woke up to another beautiful day in the high 50's. I'm so thankful for this short reprieve from the heat and humidity. I have so much more energy and ambition on days like this. Got the family up...
Forum: Self-reliance 07-30-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,832
Posted By CountryMom22
Glad to hear your MIL and Aunt didn't have to...

Glad to hear your MIL and Aunt didn't have to evacuate and that things are returning to the new normal. I was wondering about the start of classes. That could definitely be a problem. Hope the...
Forum: Health 07-30-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,249
Posted By CountryMom22
Thanks for that link, doc. My step mother in law...

Thanks for that link, doc. My step mother in law has developed an allergy to red meat that the doctors have not been able to diagnose. This is something they should probably look into. I'll pass...
Forum: Plants 07-30-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,221
Posted By CountryMom22
Thanks, I'll definitely try that next year. I...

Thanks, I'll definitely try that next year. I get my onions from Johnny's too.
Forum: Conversations 07-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
Had more rain Friday night, but woke to a...

Had more rain Friday night, but woke to a beautiful day on Saturday. Had to work in the morning and attended a graduation party in the afternoon. Lots of good food. Came home to find oldest son...
Forum: Plants 07-26-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,221
Posted By CountryMom22
My onions are doing the same thing, doc. I'm...

My onions are doing the same thing, doc. I'm just going to let them fall over on their own and leave them in the ground a few days before I pull them and lay them out to dry. They seem to last...
Forum: Conversations 07-26-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
After reading about everyone's weather woes, I...

After reading about everyone's weather woes, I don't have anything to complain about. It has rained here almost daily, in huge amounts, but only for an hour or two, so haven't had to deal with any...
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
90 and humid here today. Chance of pop up...

90 and humid here today. Chance of pop up thunder storms. Supposed to be this way through the weekend. I watered the garden early and did some weeding. This weather keeps me inside during the day...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,774
Posted By CountryMom22
Sounds like your business has come a long way in...

Sounds like your business has come a long way in a short time. Congrats on the growth! And good for you, hiring your daughter for IT work. It is always better for people to earn their own money,...
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
Weather here has been hot and humid, but after...

Weather here has been hot and humid, but after heavy showers on Friday and Saturday morning, this morning dawned cooler and clear. I was out in the garden early to make use of this beautiful weather...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 07-16-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,410
Posted By CountryMom22
Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a productive day!
Forum: Financial 07-02-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,228
Posted By CountryMom22
Up to $2.14 today, although the TV announcer said...

Up to $2.14 today, although the TV announcer said it was below $2.00 gal here. Don't see it around here for that price. It's time to gouge all the holiday travelers, you know!
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,966
Posted By CountryMom22
Happy Canada Day to our northern neighbors! ...

Happy Canada Day to our northern neighbors!

And Happy Independence Day to the US! I know it's early, but I may not make it back here on Tuesday.

Hot and breezy today. Had some rain...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By CountryMom22
You will still be able to buy the yearly...

You will still be able to buy the yearly anthologies MotherCharlotte. In December, I believe. They won't have the advertising, but I want my paper reference materials. The advertising I can live...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 07-02-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,363
Posted By CountryMom22
I hope they don't go strictly to Facebook, as I'm...

I hope they don't go strictly to Facebook, as I'm not on there and have no desire to be.
Forum: Financial 06-28-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 122,228
Posted By CountryMom22
Went to town today expecting to pay $ 2.16 gal as...

Went to town today expecting to pay $ 2.16 gal as that was what the sign said when hubby passed through last night. But this morning I paid $ 2.08. Doing my happy dance!
Forum: Conversations 06-28-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,476
Posted By CountryMom22
The weather here the last few days has been...

The weather here the last few days has been glorious! I wish it could be in the low 70's during the day and into the upper 50's at night all summer long. But alas, all good things come to an end...
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By CountryMom22
Ditto for me, Setanta.

Ditto for me, Setanta.
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,476
Posted By CountryMom22
I'm glad to see him back, too, no matter what he...

I'm glad to see him back, too, no matter what he calls himself!
Forum: Conversations 06-15-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,600
Posted By CountryMom22
Amen!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Amen!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 06-13-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,363
Posted By CountryMom22
Welcome back Ruby! I know what you mean about...

Welcome back Ruby! I know what you mean about the oasis!
Forum: Homesteading 06-11-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,429
Posted By CountryMom22
Sounds like heaven! Keep us posted on the...

Sounds like heaven! Keep us posted on the journey as the place takes shape. Wish I was sitting by that pond right now!

Good luck and don't forget to enjoy the ride!
Forum: Prayer Requests 06-11-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,466
Posted By CountryMom22
I've been wondering also. Hope things are...

I've been wondering also. Hope things are looking up and the homestead is prospering!
Forum: Prayer Requests 06-11-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,361
Posted By CountryMom22
Glad to hear you all came out the other side! ...

Glad to hear you all came out the other side!

My youngest is graduating HS on Friday, so the end is in sight! While he hasn't given me any gray hair, his older brother gave me every one I...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 06-11-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,309
Posted By CountryMom22
Every few years the rabies rears its ugly head. ...

Every few years the rabies rears its ugly head. These "outbreaks" are mother nature's way of controlling the population. Be wary and vaccinate your animals.

We dispatched a coon and groundhog...
Forum: Conversations 06-11-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By CountryMom22
I feel like I'm losing my best friends! While I...

I feel like I'm losing my best friends! While I certainly can understand the reasoning, I'm sad none the less. We look forward to receiving BWH and read it cover to cover. I guess I will just...
Forum: Conversations 06-11-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,476
Posted By CountryMom22
We've had an unusually cool/cold/rainy May and...

We've had an unusually cool/cold/rainy May and June. Only had 3 days hit 90 so far. Suits me fine, although the garden was a little slow to take of, at least I wasn't watering every day! Now we...
Forum: Conversations 06-11-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,886
Posted By CountryMom22
I think that everyone on here is onto something. ...

I think that everyone on here is onto something. But I also think that because of all the instant availability to media of any type, and the way they exploit all the bad news because bad news sells,...
Forum: Homesteading 06-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,649
Posted By CountryMom22
Got my strawberries, blue berries and raspberries...

Got my strawberries, blue berries and raspberries in and now they are all doing well. Every plant made it, didn't lose a single one! Even though the raspberry canes lived in my fridge for 2 1/2...
Forum: Homesteading 06-11-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,429
Posted By CountryMom22
Congrats! Send some pictures so we can see all...

Congrats! Send some pictures so we can see all that beauty. Color me jealous!
Forum: Homesteading 06-11-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 26,297
Posted By CountryMom22
My problem with looking for property years ago...

My problem with looking for property years ago was my hubby didn't want to leave the county he was born in. He is part of the group that knows everyone, and at family functions his family is often...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 06-11-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,363
Posted By CountryMom22
I know the print version of BWH is switching to...

I know the print version of BWH is switching to Kindle only after the December issue, which is bad enough as I don't own a Kindle and don't want one, but at least I can catch up at the end of the...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 05-19-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,519
Posted By CountryMom22
Sometimes a distracted child is a bored child. ...

Sometimes a distracted child is a bored child. If they have no interest in what someone is saying, they tune them out.

Ask me how I know!
Forum: Conversations 05-19-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,682
Posted By CountryMom22
Hot, humid and sticky here the last two days. ...

Hot, humid and sticky here the last two days. Temps in the mid 90's. Yuck. The tomatoes and peppers are lovin' this weather, but it's too soon for me. Had to water the garden the last 3 days. ...
Forum: Conversations 05-15-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,682
Posted By CountryMom22
Rained here all day Saturday so we worked on...

Rained here all day Saturday so we worked on inside stuff. Looked like Mother's Day was going to be clear and sunny but then we had torrential storms all afternoon and evening. We were cutting wood...
Forum: Conversations 05-03-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,682
Posted By CountryMom22
Been sunny and warmer the usual here so far, but...

Been sunny and warmer the usual here so far, but that will change tomorrow night. Expecting 2" of rain on Friday with showers off and on till Wed. Chance of frost just to our north tonight. Hope...
Forum: Conversations 04-29-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,358
Posted By CountryMom22
We had some wicked thunderstorms last night. ...

We had some wicked thunderstorms last night. Woke up the entire family. They are predicting more storms later today. At least it made the last batch of weeds that needed pulling come out a whole...
Forum: Conversations 04-28-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,358
Posted By CountryMom22
Weather has been up and down here lately. Today...

Weather has been up and down here lately. Today was in the 80's and by Sunday the high will be low 60's. Means I have to pray for the garden every night! But everything is green and growing, so...
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