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Forum: Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles 06-20-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,335
Posted By bookwormom
I had to look it up as I had never heard of it....

I had to look it up as I had never heard of it. So it is a mushroom. It does not grow here.
Curious what kind of replies you will receive.
Forum: Homesteading 06-20-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,269
Posted By bookwormom
You will find drug issues everywhere. We used to...

You will find drug issues everywhere. We used to have a meth lab at our gate. The owner finally set it on fire and sold the place. We prayed for good neighors and we are so thankful. A young...
Forum: Homesteading 06-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,344
Posted By bookwormom
Congratulations and best wishes. None of my...

Congratulations and best wishes.
None of my business but I think you made a good decision. Land does not grow on trees and is a good investment. Money, well, so much talk about the economy...
Forum: Homesteading 06-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,383
Posted By bookwormom
VEry impressive. We got Michael Reynold's...

VEry impressive.

We got Michael Reynold's book long time ago. Earthship articles in MEN. In the end we built a strawbale house, as it was something we could do by ourselves. Pounding dirt for "9...
Forum: Food 01-30-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,040
Posted By bookwormom
there is no waste of anything when you have...

there is no waste of anything when you have chickens. I understand the same is true for pigs, but we do not have those.
Forum: Animals 01-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By bookwormom
Make a stall to keep the youngens separate from...

Make a stall to keep the youngens separate from the moms during the night. In the morning, milk the mommas, then let the kids run with their mothers all day. That has worked for me for many years. ...
Forum: Food 01-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,023
Posted By bookwormom
It is a bit out of my price range earth mamma. I...

It is a bit out of my price range earth mamma. I make do with Aldi's. the one that comes in a 500 gram brick. I like both, the regular and the mild. Best as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Homesteading 01-15-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,037
Posted By bookwormom
howdy Allen:) I have never been able to see...

howdy Allen:)

I have never been able to see an advantage to town living. Physical activity is healthy (work) and we enjoy what we are doing. Okay, I can not jump off the pick up like I used to...
Forum: Food 01-15-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,606
Posted By bookwormom
I had never been to Meijers, the next one is in...

I had never been to Meijers, the next one is in Bowling Green, way too far. But a friend talked me into it, we went 'to town'. I hate those huge stores, the same thing in 35 variations, rows and...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 12-29-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,058
Posted By bookwormom
Happy birthday, congratulations. Girl or boy?

Happy birthday, congratulations. Girl or boy?
Forum: Livestock/Horses 12-29-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,811
Posted By bookwormom
We have done that and had some get their head...

We have done that and had some get their head stuck.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-29-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,582
Posted By bookwormom
would not be doable here, the only thing you can...

would not be doable here, the only thing you can pick up are pop cans. Where do you live? Europe?
Forum: Recipes 12-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,116
Posted By bookwormom
that has been our method, too, for many years....

that has been our method, too, for many years. except I use goat milk, which works just as well.


If you have some curdling again, throw it in the blender and add something fruity to it. What is...
Forum: Breads & Grains 12-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,074
Posted By bookwormom
I hear you ruby. I use a knife and pine board, ...

I hear you ruby. I use a knife and pine board,

the vita mix I use for "magic potion".

toss in green things, carrots, whatever is on hand and in season and mix it up.
Right now I use a...
Forum: Frugal Living 12-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,958
Posted By bookwormom
And, what did you reply?

And, what did you reply?
Forum: Prayer Requests 12-28-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,297
Posted By bookwormom
what a relief. You have been through a lot. ...

what a relief. You have been through a lot. prayers and blessings.
Forum: Breads & Grains 12-28-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,074
Posted By bookwormom
I am on my second vita mix and use it about every...

I am on my second vita mix and use it about every day. I also have a flour mill. Wonder something or other, I like it a lot, too. The flour comes out warm, too, just right for the yeast, which...
Forum: Your Homestead 12-28-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,407
Posted By bookwormom
We are somewhat in your age bracket, except I am...

We are somewhat in your age bracket, except I am 6 years older.
I figure it is important to move the body and we do work like 4 -6 hrs per day. It is all how you look at it. We live pretty...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 12-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,333
Posted By bookwormom
https://meadowcreature.com/broadforks I...

https://meadowcreature.com/broadforks

I don't think I have seen a link for it, if there is, excuse the redundancy. the price sure has gone up.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 12-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,355
Posted By bookwormom
:) :) great, hope things go well.

:)
:)
great, hope things go well.
Forum: Frugal Living 12-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,958
Posted By bookwormom
yeah, skin a flea for it's hide and tallow. I...

yeah, skin a flea for it's hide and tallow. I know a few. When it is no longer honest though, I draw the line. I am sure that kind of stuff pushes up prices, too. Just like shop lifting.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 12-28-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,811
Posted By bookwormom
thank you for pointing that out, it needed to be...

thank you for pointing that out, it needed to be said.

Considering that I have to pay for it, we avoid round bales. Since we made a feeding station along one side of the shed with keyhole...
Forum: Plants 12-02-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,867
Posted By bookwormom
Have you actually done that doc? J don't know...

Have you actually done that doc? J don't know about bermuda grass, but Johnson grass does not succumb to round up. I doubt that putting plastic on top of it will kill the roots. It has thick roots...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 12-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,333
Posted By bookwormom
you are not going to pitch anything with this...

you are not going to pitch anything with this fork.
https://meadowcreature.com/broadforks?gclid=CNi8rNLMqMICFSgV7Aod2SAAdg

This looks like the spitting image of the one DH got me last year. Only...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 11-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,355
Posted By bookwormom
Oh I know he could if he could reach up that hi. ...

Oh I know he could if he could reach up that hi. I have been nagging the guys to fix some kind of ramp for him to stand on, but then she won't stand in front of it. It is a royal pain.
Forum: Recipes 11-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,682
Posted By bookwormom
you can use a stanley thermos jug. Before going...

you can use a stanley thermos jug. Before going to bed put in grain, add boiling water. In the morning you have hot cereal. you can cook beans, too, but they have to be boiling hot before putting...
Forum: Conversations 11-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,716
Posted By bookwormom
Thank you for explaining that. I think I would...

Thank you for explaining that. I think I would use oven cleaner on the skillet.

http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Power-Dissolver-32oz-Bottles/dp/B00J9SITBQ

Is that the stuff? I have never seen it.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 11-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,355
Posted By bookwormom
Amaranthine you moved to south america? Please...

Amaranthine you moved to south america? Please tell about it.

we are trying to have our dextr bull breed our jersey cow and he just is too short. she gets so impatient with him.

I would...
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,716
Posted By bookwormom
Just squirt a bit of palmolive in it and some hot...

Just squirt a bit of palmolive in it and some hot water. The amish store has a pot scraper that works wonderful, it is made of plastic. but you could use a piece of credit card or hotel key as well....
Forum: Energy 11-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,251
Posted By bookwormom
I have never had my front loader stink and I have...

I have never had my front loader stink and I have used one since 1979. During that time I have gone through several.

what you do is you leave the door open . Of course it gets smelly if you...
Forum: Homesteading 11-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By bookwormom
Why? they did not destroy it. I am sure it has...

Why? they did not destroy it. I am sure it has been used by now. You just need some long ladders to get it off the top. Looks like harmless fun to me. Unless you fall off a ladder.
And some...
Forum: Financial 11-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,465
Posted By bookwormom
you are not getting any interest keeping it in...

you are not getting any interest keeping it in the bank. If it looses it's value it makes no difference where it is.
Forum: Humor 11-03-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By bookwormom
voting

Subject: Vote with care .


While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at...
Forum: Conversations 11-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By bookwormom
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/robert-le...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/robert-leone_n_1651829.html

here, maybe he was related to this guy.
stranger things have happened. (no I am not serious)
Forum: Homesteading 11-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By bookwormom
I think some folks were trying for the Guiness...

I think some folks were trying for the Guiness book of world records. Hope I spelled that right.
Forum: Homesteading 10-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By bookwormom
Actually I find the round Haufen method the...

Actually I find the round Haufen method the fastest so far. No corners to fool with. I used and screwed nothing. I put a stake in the ground, tied a piece of baling twine to it and scratched a...
Forum: Plants 10-25-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By bookwormom
call the electric company, see if they have wood...

call the electric company, see if they have wood chips you can have. Do not use them fresh. I could use a couple of dump truck loads. woodchips will hold weeds in check for a while. And they...
Forum: Conversations 10-25-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,641
Posted By bookwormom
My husband always carried a pen in his shirt...

My husband always carried a pen in his shirt pocket and often had ink stains. Hairspray did the trick every time.
Forum: Homesteading 10-25-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By bookwormom
we had to cut a bunch of trees, oaks mostly, and...

we had to cut a bunch of trees, oaks mostly, and have a lot more wood to process. this is probably the best method to have it stacked, drying, etc. and not need a shelter. We have to make several...
Forum: Homesteading 10-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By bookwormom
stacked firewood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugl43rZr6DI

I guess if I had nothing else to do. since I do, mine looks a bit like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL5488F4222B4F4F31&v=a6PJMH_9ijg
...
Forum: Plants 10-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By bookwormom
I do the mowing in between with corn. okra and...

I do the mowing in between with corn. okra and the raspberries. But otherwise I have beds with three rows each. Impossible to use a weedwhacker. Beans and purple hull peas grow a dense cover and...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 10-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,427
Posted By bookwormom
good advice there. Unfortunately there are...

good advice there.
Unfortunately there are those who try to pass their problems on to somebody else. Keep us posted.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By bookwormom
Hi Bonnie Lass, welcome to the forum. :)

Hi Bonnie Lass, welcome to the forum. :)
Forum: Plants 10-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By bookwormom
Good post but there are weeds and there are...

Good post but there are weeds and there are weeds. And then there are a couple of really bad grasses.
I have tried your approach and it has killed my plants. they were just muscled out.
I have...
Forum: Homesteading 10-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,037
Posted By bookwormom
Welcome on board. It sounds as if you have your...

Welcome on board. It sounds as if you have your head on straight and are moving in the right direction. Hang around. Ask specific questions if you have any. somebody is bound to have a...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,050
Posted By bookwormom
You will wind up with cooked juice. Cranberry...

You will wind up with cooked juice.
Cranberry will work fine.
You can put anything in the juicer, how it turns out is a different story. I grew up with steamjuicers. Mother made a lot of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,655
Posted By bookwormom
my Dad bought me a Stihl, it weighs only 6...

my Dad bought me a Stihl, it weighs only 6 pounds. I wish it would come in pink so nobody would want to use it. DH has had a Husquvarna for close to ten years. He used it a lot when we had so many...
Forum: Health 10-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,970
Posted By bookwormom
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/no_author/its-t...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/no_author/its-the-worse-strain-of-ebola-ever/

watch what the professor on the video has to say.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,168
Posted By bookwormom
well eat me for a tater.... News to me. How much...

well eat me for a tater.... News to me. How much experience do you have growing horse radish as an annual?
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,353
Posted By bookwormom
comfrey

I promised a comfrey start to several people. Please contact me if you want one.
Forum: Frugal Living 10-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,531
Posted By bookwormom
Life style. If we lived differently we could not...

Life style. If we lived differently we could not afford it.
We are waiting with bated breath for the Elio car to come on the market. DH signed up for it a couple a years ago. 85 miles to the...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,168
Posted By bookwormom
8 years ago I planted one and now I have 20, or...

8 years ago I planted one and now I have 20, or more. I have not counted. and I have given lots of them away. Your soil looks nice. I hope you planted it out of the way. It sneaks in where you do...
Forum: Conversations 09-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 45,362
Posted By bookwormom
It's true, Health is wealth, you all take care. ...

It's true, Health is wealth, you all take care. Here is a trick for those wanting to try. dilute H2O2 to 2%, put in a nasal spray bottle and spray a mist and inhale it. It has knocked bronchitis...
Forum: Conversations 09-14-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 45,362
Posted By bookwormom
these days are just beyond words. air is like...

these days are just beyond words. air is like champagne, blue sky, wearing a shirt, sky so blue...
I ate lunch out on the porch with company, then made straw berry ice cream.
Rearranged the...
Forum: Conversations 09-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,503
Posted By bookwormom
just awful

It's beyond me why someone would do that.
Here is the story:
We have a neighbor who paid for his land, lived in an RV, worked a low paying job and scrimped to put up a big quonset hut. He...
Forum: Forum Help 09-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,654
Posted By bookwormom
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 09-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,579
Posted By bookwormom
welcome on board. Your fruittrees sound so...

welcome on board. Your fruittrees sound so exiting.
Forum: Health 09-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,029
Posted By bookwormom
hi Eugene, I see this is your first post. ...

hi Eugene,
I see this is your first post. Nice to have you stop by. Where are you from? Are you a homesteader?
You do not need peppermint oil in the oil, just use sunflower oil or olive oil...
Forum: Homesteading 09-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,560
Posted By bookwormom
thank you. We have tried frontline and it did...

thank you.
We have tried frontline and it did nothing. was kind of pricey, especially since it was ineffective.

we have two GPs, that will be tough to dip. But I would prefer that than give...
Forum: Conversations 09-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,515
Posted By bookwormom
pregnant at 51

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26491928/pregnancy-in-middle-age

Not that it is my business.... what do you think ladies? (and gents of course)
Forum: Homesteading 09-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,560
Posted By bookwormom
worst year ever for ticks

In spring we hardly had a tick, I thanked the chickens free ranging around, But the dogs came in with pie cherry sized ticks. I stepped on one on occasion and splattered blood all over the floor....
Forum: Homesteading 09-10-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,053
Posted By bookwormom
Well I am glad to hear it Sundust I sort of...

Well I am glad to hear it Sundust

I sort of had the vision of the covered wagons going west making a circle for protection. As it is, we had our son move in with us, I hope he finds a job, but...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 09-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,476
Posted By bookwormom
Welcome and good luck to you. are you living on...

Welcome and good luck to you. are you living on a homestead or is the big search commencing?
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-06-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,618
Posted By bookwormom
In the washing machine, what an idea. Except we...

In the washing machine, what an idea. Except we have a front loader. A cement mixer should work too.
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,880
Posted By bookwormom
We need Drs. I had to go to the Dr. here in our...

We need Drs. I had to go to the Dr. here in our little one traffic lite town. the old Doc is getting old and he has a young Dr. from India working with him.
I need to go to a cardiologist, who is...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,045
Posted By bookwormom
thanks for sharing the pictures. I have never...

thanks for sharing the pictures. I have never seen purslane in such abundance. Do you plant it?
What do you use the juice for?
Forum: Self-reliance 08-23-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,585
Posted By bookwormom
Smile Thanks for explaining. It's good to have a Dr. in...

Thanks for explaining. It's good to have a Dr. in the house.
Forum: Recipes 08-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,704
Posted By bookwormom
Gulash is originally from Hungary....

Gulash is originally from Hungary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goulash

This is how I make it, learned it from my mom.
equal parts of cubed meat and chopped onions.
You brown the meat and add...
Forum: Food 08-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,914
Posted By bookwormom
The fruits are safe to eat, obviously, but the...

The fruits are safe to eat, obviously, but the leaves are poisonous. there are weeds of the nightshade family too. We are plagued by bull nettle that has awful stickers and unfortunately is not...
Forum: Pets 08-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,812
Posted By bookwormom
Where do you live? 130 bucks... . for one worm. ...

Where do you live? 130 bucks... . for one worm.
We had a similar story with screw worms. They usually infest cattle, but this was a neighbors dog.
My neighbor called and asked what could be the...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,826
Posted By bookwormom
Interesting. and welcome. Tell us more about it....

Interesting. and welcome. Tell us more about it. what do you mean by produce? You do not drink brussel sprouts, do you?
Forum: Self-reliance 08-19-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,585
Posted By bookwormom
your body fat? I'll give you some of mine.

your body fat? I'll give you some of mine.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,410
Posted By bookwormom
Well well, someone else from Alaska, hearty...

Well well, someone else from Alaska, hearty welcome.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 08-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,036
Posted By bookwormom
perilla mint

Took me a while to figure it out, but that is what it is. A new pasture weed that kills cattle. Does anyone here have any experience with this weed? We are mowing it and hoping to keep it from...
Forum: Conversations 08-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,717
Posted By bookwormom
advertise it on craigslist. Put it in little...

advertise it on craigslist. Put it in little bags. You have way too much for one household to use, whether in soap or meat rubs or tea.

I grow peppermint and I have about a quart or so of...
Forum: Conversations 08-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By bookwormom
Amen to that

Amen to that
Forum: Food 08-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,861
Posted By bookwormom
I have been shopping Aldi so long, I never got...

I have been shopping Aldi so long, I never got used to coupons. I guess coupons take up time and that is something they save on at ALDI. The girls there are the fastest in town, and I like that they...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,075
Posted By bookwormom
welcome joejeep. sounds like my kind of town.

welcome joejeep. sounds like my kind of town.
Forum: Food 08-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,547
Posted By bookwormom
haha and no this is not a tan, it is rust....

haha
and no this is not a tan, it is rust....
Forum: Food 08-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,547
Posted By bookwormom
Did you say lots of rain...??? Ugh... I just...

Did you say lots of rain...???
Ugh... I just picked raspberries (red) for my cheese cake. So dry, everything is shriveling up. we can't water it all.
there were chanterelles in early June...
Forum: Food 08-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,547
Posted By bookwormom
one of my fondest memories, rain jacket, gum...

one of my fondest memories, rain jacket, gum boots, basket on arm, small knife, off into the woods.
OUr favorite food (at least in summer)
coarsly mashed new potatoes with chives and

my mom's...
Forum: Pets 08-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,142
Posted By bookwormom
seed ticks/ never seen the like

our two Great Pyrrs do get around and we are surrounded by woods, brush, pasture.

Okay, I have a light colored tile floor in the hall way. We noticed spots on it that look like freckles, lots of...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,021
Posted By bookwormom
wishing you good luck.

wishing you good luck.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,361
Posted By bookwormom
be welcome, best wishes.

be welcome, best wishes.
Forum: Food 08-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,547
Posted By bookwormom
looking at those mushrooms... trip down memory...

looking at those mushrooms... trip down memory lane. Russula were/are our favorites. Just pull off skin and fry them on a skillet, sprinkle salt on them, everything else is too much and just ruins...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,937
Posted By bookwormom
you bet we will. Welcome here, pull up a chair.

you bet we will.
Welcome here, pull up a chair.
Forum: Homesteading 08-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,950
Posted By bookwormom
I think I have to move to Alaska. My cole crops...

I think I have to move to Alaska. My cole crops were a flop, total loss.
the corn was decent, now we are eating catelope. No blackberries. Red raspberry bushes are loaded, but we need rain, badly....
Forum: Conversations 08-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,698
Posted By bookwormom
speaking of feet. I have two pairs of...

speaking of feet.

I have two pairs of Birkenstocks, a red pair and a blue pair, otherwise almost identical. Went to the store and in front a chicken roaster had a stand, I occasionally took a...
Forum: Conversations 08-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,560
Posted By bookwormom
you got to be kidding. I think you need to do...

you got to be kidding. I think you need to do that when you are still in shape and can make a go of it. When it will save you money, when you can share a car, go on outings together that you are...
Forum: Homesteading 08-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,424
Posted By bookwormom
thanks bearfoot, but what we call turkeymites...

thanks bearfoot, but what we call turkeymites here may well be what Ozarkslady calls seed ticks. You get them by walking into a place where there are hundreds. Like a clump of grass somewhere along...
Forum: Homesteading 08-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,424
Posted By bookwormom
turkey mites and lint rollers

it is that time of year again. Poor DD, she got peppered good on the second day here.
Best to nip them in the bud, but how.
We had been using scotch tape, but that takes a long time, catching...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 08-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,485
Posted By bookwormom
Please elaborate on 'simple population dynamics'....

Please elaborate on 'simple population dynamics'.

And how do they know what amount is too small.

We have two hives. then one was empty. No idea what happened. Just gone. If they had...
Forum: Self-reliance 07-31-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,875
Posted By bookwormom
OUrs has been in use for more than ten years. I...

OUrs has been in use for more than ten years. I made ours fancy with a cute painting on the front, to get grandson's mind off of it, who was three at the time. It fits into a niche made for it and I...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 07-30-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By bookwormom
Welcome on board. Hey, I have distant relatives...

Welcome on board. Hey, I have distant relatives in Wis. always wanted to go there.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 07-29-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By bookwormom
you can write a book, oh my gosh. Hope things...

you can write a book, oh my gosh. Hope things are going real well foryou in Scotland.
I would love to see pictures. I just looked at Dorset on the map. welcome back by the way.
Forum: Health 07-27-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,806
Posted By bookwormom
glad to hear that Ozarks Lady. Hope you have...

glad to hear that Ozarks Lady. Hope you have another really good night tonight.
Where did you get that oil?
Forum: Health 07-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 41,651
Posted By bookwormom
Thanks OZarksLady. Actually, at present I am...

Thanks OZarksLady.

Actually, at present I am doing just fine. My left knee was bothering me for a while last year. Twice the size of the other, painful.
I learned some simple exercise to do...
Forum: Conversations 07-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By bookwormom
white flag

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Brooklyn-Bridge-White-Flags-Investigation-Cellphone-Surveillance-Social-Media-DNA-268507692.html

I don't understand, why all this commotion and waste of money...
Forum: Health 07-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,194
Posted By bookwormom
lets post success stories, shall we?

I scalded myself yesterday, front of thighs, big blister on top of foot.
DD rolled burdock leaves with a rolling pin and applied them. The pain quickly subsided. I put a bandage on to keep the...
Forum: Health 07-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 41,651
Posted By bookwormom
comfrey tincture to rub on, one drop of poke...

comfrey tincture to rub on, one drop of poke tincture internally for a couple of months. does it work? It did for me. six quarts of milk today and no pain.

Cost, a bottle of vodka to make...
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