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Forum: Education/Homeschool 03-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,807
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
We homeschool. Kids are 8, 6 and 2. Would love to...

We homeschool. Kids are 8, 6 and 2. Would love to see more traffic on this subject here.
Forum: Animals 03-23-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,760
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Any aggressive roosters should be culled...

Any aggressive roosters should be culled immediately. Go to the stew pot or to some place where they won't be in regular contact with people. We have very sweet roosters who don't crow a lot, eat out...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 03-20-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,325
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Same here. I thought it would be a little...

Same here. I thought it would be a little presumptuous if I created a FB group; hope one of the older members will.
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 03-20-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,325
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
LOL! :lol:

LOL! :lol:
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 03-19-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 35,325
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I wish I had discovered this forum earlier. I...

I wish I had discovered this forum earlier. I have been to too many forums that were simply toxic. The last one before this, I quit in tears. I didn't say goodbye or delete my account or fight with...
Forum: Animals 03-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,760
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Setanta, from our experience hens that "decide"...

Setanta, from our experience hens that "decide" to go broody will sit even over an empty spot, but placing a few dummy eggs in the nesting box may encourage broodiness. We've used ceramic, cheap...
Forum: Conversations 02-26-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,172
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I live overseas so could never subscribe to the...

I live overseas so could never subscribe to the paper edition, but these are still sad news. I hope the magazine keeps afloat in its digital form. However, for us as Orthodox Jews paper really is...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 02-09-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,344
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Thanks, everybody. Thank you, Oliver, for helping...

Thanks, everybody. Thank you, Oliver, for helping me punch the manuscript into shape in the past months; and thank you, Don, for the tip-off that made it all possible!
Forum: Conversations 01-24-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,016
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
:-(

I haven't been here very long, but these are sad news. This forum is the most no-nonsense, rational, useful, productive and friendly place I know online. I hope it keeps running. Thank you, Oliver....
Forum: Animals 01-14-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,690
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Thanks so much for the replies, everyone! This is...

Thanks so much for the replies, everyone! This is definitely something we'll look more into, depending on how much land we have at our disposal once we move. We don't know where yet, or when, and...
Forum: Animals 01-12-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,690
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Any beekeepers out there?

Hi there! We're currently looking into beekeeping and I've been wondering if there are any experienced beekeepers out here willing to share their tips and tricks (of course we're also reading all we...
Forum: Financial 01-04-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I don't live in the US and don't have much of...

I don't live in the US and don't have much of anything useful to contribute except that it sounds like a very annoying and frustrating situation and I hope it never happens again. When things like...
Forum: Food 12-22-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,987
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Persimmons and myrtle berries, mainly. We've got...

Persimmons and myrtle berries, mainly. We've got plenty of myrtle berries here, but they tend to be somewhat astringent. Cooking helps, but it's not a perfect solution. I might try pre-soaking....
Forum: Food 12-20-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,987
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Removing astringency from fruit and berries

Hi there, I've been wondering if any of you have a good tip for removing astringency from tannin-high fruit and berries. Would soaking/cooking help?
Forum: Humor 12-03-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,096
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
"You have freedom of choice concerning growing a...

"You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.":haha:
Forum: Animals 11-28-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,480
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Wow, this does sound off-putting! I heard they...

Wow, this does sound off-putting! I heard they don't use nesting boxes, either.

By the way, if anyone cares to try and tell if ours is a male or female, I put a photo up on my blog:
...
Forum: Animals 11-27-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,480
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Hmm. Yes, the one my husband brought home is a...

Hmm. Yes, the one my husband brought home is a bit wild. I guess if we ever hatch some keets we'll keep this advice in mind!
Forum: Animals 11-26-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,480
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Raising guineafowl

My husband found a sad guinea languishing in a cage in a pet store and decided to rescue it and bring it home. I was never really into guineas, but now I've been won by this bird's quirky visage and...
Forum: Humor 11-20-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,078
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I don't live in the US or Canada, but this is...

I don't live in the US or Canada, but this is still hilarious. :D
Forum: Conversations 11-08-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,601
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
This is true, but most people just give you a...

This is true, but most people just give you a blank look when you start explaining. Usually they either get it to begin with or they don't no matter what you say.
Forum: Conversations 11-03-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,601
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I can relate to a lot of what folks are saying...

I can relate to a lot of what folks are saying here. When my husband and I show people our chicken coop, or serve them something we've grown in the garden, we often get a bright "how nice!" but I can...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 10-31-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,913
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I'll definitely do that, thanks!

I'll definitely do that, thanks!
Forum: Breads & Grains 10-30-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,784
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yum

I do wish my husband weren't this suspicious about sourdough. I'll have to smuggle in some one day and make a genuine slow-rise bread, I'm sure this'll win him over.
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 10-30-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,913
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Working on new self-reliance book

Hi there! I've been away from the forum for a while, due to a combination of the Jewish holidays (which took all October), some sickness in the family and working on several projects. It's good to be...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 10-05-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,165
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I actually sat in front of the screen for a whole...

I actually sat in front of the screen for a whole minute, thinking "Huh?" and then "OK, troll..."

Although, unfortunately, the results of the elections will affect not only those who live in the...
Forum: Member Photos & Announcements 09-27-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,340
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
He could have taken all of them home if I allowed...

He could have taken all of them home if I allowed it. ;-)
Forum: Member Photos & Announcements 09-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,340
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
"I've got me lots of puppies"

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/picture.php?albumid=196&pictureid=800

Israel playing with our neighbors' litter of puppies.
Forum: Conversations 09-11-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,242
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I do hope they do it, Don, and that it isn't too...

I do hope they do it, Don, and that it isn't too late. I'm certainly prepared to help in any way I can to keep the site running, and had told the same to Dan Adams in my email.
Forum: Conversations 09-08-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,242
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Here is the reply I got from Dan Adams, the...

Here is the reply I got from Dan Adams, the founder of Earthineer:

"it came down to 2 things - the financial strain and emotional/time strain has been a lot.

The site costs around $800 a...
Forum: Conversations 09-07-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,242
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Honestly, I can't imagine how this fabulous...

Honestly, I can't imagine how this fabulous useful site can not have enough traffic...
Forum: Conversations 09-07-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,242
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Earthineer closing down?!

Today I received a group email from Dan Adams, the founder of Earthineer, informing everybody that the website will be closing down. I was so disappointed to hear that. Earthineer has been a...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 09-07-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,165
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
That's probably because of his long hair. :o)

That's probably because of his long hair. :o)
Forum: Conversations 09-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,908
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Oh no. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way...

Oh no. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way as you're going through this hard time. May it all end well.
Forum: Education/Homeschool 09-04-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,165
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yes, it certainly is!

Yes, it certainly is!
Forum: Education/Homeschool 09-02-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,165
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Young homestead helper

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/picture.php?albumid=195&pictureid=798

Hands-on education begins early around here. In this photo, Israel (19 months old) is feeding the chickens. He loves...
Forum: Arts & Crafts 09-01-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,097
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Very timely!

This comes at a very good timing for us. We're just working on staining/sealing the deck at our new cabin. Thanks for the useful tips.
Forum: Frugal Living 08-26-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,909
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yes, and obviously there are plenty of...

Yes, and obviously there are plenty of weak-minded people, otherwise advertising would go out of business.
Forum: Frugal Living 08-23-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,909
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
We personally don't have a TV, and every time I...

We personally don't have a TV, and every time I happen to be at my Mom's, who always keeps her TV on, I'm bombarded by commercials and wonder how people can take it. After about 5 minutes I'm seized...
Forum: Prayer Requests 08-22-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,443
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
What an outrage. I wonder how many families who...

What an outrage. I wonder how many families who had lost loved ones get such notifications.

My thoughts go with your daughter and her family.
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 08-19-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
My two eldest are only 7 and 5, but I guess it's...

My two eldest are only 7 and 5, but I guess it's not too early to begin learning business management!

I'm not sure exactly if or how they had actually spoken to their kids. I just know that...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 08-18-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yes, they certainly are burned out, I'm afraid,...

Yes, they certainly are burned out, I'm afraid, and no wonder. I do wish I could help them in practical ways on their farm, but my youngest is only 19 months old so it's really not an option. I can,...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 08-17-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yep. Exactly. The longer you do things in a...

Yep. Exactly. The longer you do things in a certain way, the more difficult it is to switch your mindset.

Yes, they do have a customer base which appreciates their fresh, natural, organic produce....
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 08-16-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I think this forum could help them a lot, but...

I think this forum could help them a lot, but they hardly have time to spend online... or answer their phone... or shower or sleep, it seems. They really are working around the clock, but instead of...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 08-16-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Update

I just wanted to update and let you know that we've tried to broach this subject with our friends and I'm afraid they are so set in their ways as to be wary of any change. They are doing very badly...
Forum: Plants 08-11-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,311
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Don't recognize this plant, but personally I...

Don't recognize this plant, but personally I wouldn't put any trust in buying anything from the Ukraine. Good luck with finding out what it is.
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 07-31-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,179
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Thank you. I do hope this book has a future.

Thank you. I do hope this book has a future.
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-31-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I typed a huge response the other day and then...

I typed a huge response the other day and then there was a glitch in the internet connection and it all vanished... bummer.

Anyway, I hope we can persuade our friends to incorporate some of these...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-27-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
That's a good idea too. They could put up some...

That's a good idea too. They could put up some ads to spread the word. Many local people appreciate and enjoy their produce and I'm sure many would love to buy from them on a more regular basis.
...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-26-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Your advice makes plenty of sense - now, I didn't...

Your advice makes plenty of sense - now, I didn't actually pry into the minute affairs/considerations of their business, but my guess is that they are reluctant to outsource the selling to someone...
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 07-25-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,061
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Needed: ideas for more efficient farm sales

This is for our friends. They own a small family-run organic farm, and sell mainly their dairy products, artisan sourdough breads and seasonal produce such as dried cherry tomato spread, fruit...
Forum: Water 07-24-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,211
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
My husband loves fish and we've been wanting a...

My husband loves fish and we've been wanting a garden pond for a long time now. Our house situation is currently unsettled, but I do expect we'll set up one of those once we're a little more stable....
Forum: Homesteading 07-22-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,084
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I have heard it's possible to make jam entirely...

I have heard it's possible to make jam entirely without sugar simply by using very ripe fruit and boiling it down, but this way you get less product. I personally have never tried that yet.
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-21-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,756
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I just love the chicken coop. It looks so sturdy...

I just love the chicken coop. It looks so sturdy and sheltered! I really want something like this (only larger) instead of our flimsy coop. Will have to show this to my husband.
Forum: Homesteading 07-21-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,084
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Don, I'd give this a shot but my husband is very...

Don, I'd give this a shot but my husband is very wary of stevia. He has read some stuff about active components in stevia which might be potentially dangerous if overdone. I really should sit down...
Forum: Homesteading 07-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,084
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Terri, thanks for the tips. I don't normally use...

Terri, thanks for the tips. I don't normally use NutraSweet, but might give it a try. Yesterday I made fig jam without lemon juice; you're right, it does help cut out some sugar from the recipe.
Forum: Homesteading 07-19-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,084
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
It sure sounds as though you're eating well! I'd...

It sure sounds as though you're eating well! I'd love your recipes for sugar-free ice-cream and pie. I'm in a constant uphill struggle trying to reduce the family's sugar intake. It's really hard to...
Forum: Financial 07-17-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,132
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I love thrift stores and have found some great...

I love thrift stores and have found some great finds there: clothes for the children, blankets, household supplies, used books... thrift stores are always my first choice when I need something. Also,...
Forum: Animals 07-15-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,468
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
We've had some de-beaked hens before but I didn't...

We've had some de-beaked hens before but I didn't notice any unusual sounds. Perhaps I wasn't paying very close attention though. It does sound possible in theory.
Forum: Frugal Living 07-15-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,909
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I also wanted to add that if an economy hinges...

I also wanted to add that if an economy hinges upon over-spending and debt, I think that kind of economy is not sustainable and I'd be glad to contribute to its demise (and the birth of a new kind of...
Forum: Animals 07-15-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,468
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
From your description it's a little difficult to...

From your description it's a little difficult to understand what is going on. However, from my chicken-raising experience I know that when things go wrong with chickens, they go wrong fast. If this...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-13-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,909
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
So here is what I wrote back: "That is an...

So here is what I wrote back:

"That is an interesting point and one I never seriously thought about before reading this comment - mostly because we frugal, re-using-repairing-recycling,...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-12-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,909
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Are we ruining the economy?

(Please excuse me if this is the wrong board!)

I'd like to share with you a comment I received on my blog. It was one of those things that are like a splinter under your skin; it's annoying, hard...
Forum: Homesteading 07-12-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,623
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Terri, in my book that counts as saving money,...

Terri, in my book that counts as saving money, because if you had to buy all you eat at the grocery store you'd pay a lot more, right?

And anyway, good food = investment in health, which is among...
Forum: Homesteading 07-11-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,623
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Tell me about it!.. There are so many things we...

Tell me about it!.. There are so many things we hold back from doing because we are unlikely to stay here very much longer. However, we did choose to start a vegetable garden this year, and we tend...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-11-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,851
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Certainly, I love my roosters. They are capital...

Certainly, I love my roosters. They are capital for warning the hens about hawks.
Forum: Homesteading 07-10-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,623
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Yes and yes and yes. Just what I meant. Four...

Yes and yes and yes. Just what I meant. Four years?? Wow!

Something to hold us back in our homesteading efforts has been our frequent moves. We've lived in 4 houses in 8 years and possibly will...
Forum: Homesteading 07-10-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,623
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Wow!

What great responses. You put my thoughts into words much better than I did so myself! I think I didn't explain myself very clearly; when I say "pay off", I don't mean actually make money. I mean...
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-10-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,004
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
No, doc, it's just that English isn't my first...

No, doc, it's just that English isn't my first language, so I try harder for correct grammar and spelling. :o)

I only have a vague notion of who William Tell is.
Forum: Homesteading 07-10-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,623
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
When does homesteading begin to pay off?

OK, yes, I realize it's not all about money. I mean, financially, it probably makes sense never to have children, grow flowers or keep pets! Growing your own food isn't just about being frugal. It's...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 07-10-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,179
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Thank you! I never thought of the Hansl&Gretel...

Thank you! I never thought of the Hansl&Gretel story while I was writing, but it really is the same idea, only in a dystopian setting.
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-10-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,004
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
How cool to meet old friends!! I completely get...

How cool to meet old friends!! I completely get what you're saying about it being hard to follow many blogs. I only follow a handful now, because it really is overwhelming and being on the computer...
Forum: Homesteading 07-10-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,287
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
MotherCharlotte, thank you for sharing your...

MotherCharlotte, thank you for sharing your insight. I do agree it's all about getting along, in general. However when my husband was unemployed and at home a lot, there was some friction. It isn't...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-10-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,851
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
I get what you're saying, but we actually love...

I get what you're saying, but we actually love hatching our own chicks. Another consideration is that here we don't have large reputable hatcheries, and private breeders are often untrustworthy and...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-07-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,851
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
We've had ex-battery hens in the past, too. I...

We've had ex-battery hens in the past, too. I have never seen anything more pitiful. It was very rewarding to see them recover and start behaving like proper chickens.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-07-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,851
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Heirloom chickens or crosses?

When we started down the chicken road, I knew next to nothing about these useful birds. A chicken is a chicken and it lays eggs, and that's about it, I thought. Soon enough, however, we learned that...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 07-05-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,179
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Wild Children (my dystopian novel)

For many years writing was a guilty pleasure for me, but with my husband's encouragement I started to take it more seriously and currently I'm trying to get published. It also helps now to have an...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-05-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
LOL! I never made the connection between...

LOL! I never made the connection between "caprine" and "capricious"... until now! Makes perfect sense.

I think the difference between "entertaining" and "pain in the galoot" depends not just on...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-05-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Doininalaska, that's something I hadn't thought...

Doininalaska, that's something I hadn't thought of at all! Indeed, a wether would do just as well for fiber.
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-05-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,004
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Websites & Blogs 07-04-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,004
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Our journey towards a simple life

https://domesticfelicityblog.wordpress.com/

I'd love it if any of you take the time to visit my blog, where I write about our journey down the path towards a simpler, saner, more self-sustainable...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-04-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Oh and something else... what I'd really, really...

Oh and something else... what I'd really, really love beyond anything is goats who'd work both as dairy and fiber goats. Is there such a thing? Perhaps crosses between dairy and fiber breeds? I tried...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 07-04-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,342
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Flipnosis

Anyone here read Flipnosis, by Kevin Dutton? My husband picked it up for me at the library and I'm just transfixed. I'm learning so much about how my mind works!

"This book is about a special...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 07-03-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Doninalaska, thank you so much for sharing your...

Doninalaska, thank you so much for sharing your insight. We live in a hot climate, but summers can be brutal too - dry everything and very little pasture.

Sher, how fun that you got into goats. I...
Forum: Homesteading 07-01-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,287
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
EarthMama, thanks for sharing. I do realize my...

EarthMama, thanks for sharing. I do realize my husband is still going to work, but it will be a major adjustment for us anyway. I am kind of excited, though! Eventually, working from home will enable...
Forum: Homesteading 06-29-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,287
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Doc and coaltrain, thank you for your replies. It...

Doc and coaltrain, thank you for your replies. It is reassuring to know some couples do well being together more than common. I hope we find the proper balance for us.
Forum: Homesteading 06-28-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,287
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Adjusting to homestead life

I have a question that is more about emotional/social adjustment, less technical.

Ever since before my husband and I married, we knew we wanted me to be home for the children and homeschool (when...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-28-2016, 10:58 AM
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Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
That's for sure! Thank you for your reply. I...

That's for sure!

Thank you for your reply. I would rather have goats, TBH, among other reasons because their milk is also fit for drinking, not just cheese.

Oh, I meant to say sheep are easier...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-28-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
That's for sure! Thank you for your reply. I...

That's for sure!

Thank you for your reply. I would rather have goats, TBH, among other reasons because their milk is also fit for drinking, not just cheese.
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-28-2016, 04:42 AM
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Views: 8,605
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Raising goats or sheep on little to no pasture

Hello! I'm new around here, so please feel free to correct me if this is the wrong place or if this topic had already been discussed in another thread.

So... our story: we used to keep two dairy...
Forum: Food 06-24-2016, 10:35 AM
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Views: 6,774
Posted By SmallFlocksMom
Wow, I can't help but envy you a little! We...

Wow, I can't help but envy you a little! We currently don't have goats and I miss that wonderful fresh milk so much. If I had plenty, I'd make yogurt, yogurt smoothies, ice-cream. As well as cheese,...
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