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Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,049
Posted By EarthMama
I think this is one of those times that you've...

I think this is one of those times that you've just gotta let the authorities fight the battle for you. I'd be on the horn to Animal Control until they were so SICK of me calling that they'd have to...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 05-31-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,616
Posted By EarthMama
Believe it or not, I grabbed an old Nancy Drew...

Believe it or not, I grabbed an old Nancy Drew book from the bookshelf here. "The Mystery of the 99 Steps". Nancy never fails to entertain me. I've been reading her books since I was a youngster.
Forum: Homesteading 05-31-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By EarthMama
Leera, first off let me offer my condolences to...

Leera, first off let me offer my condolences to you. The death of a marriage is like any other death... and it hurts.

This subject is such a passion of mine, I feel like shouting my response...
Forum: Homesteading 04-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,875
Posted By EarthMama
It's been nearly 2 years since this thread...

It's been nearly 2 years since this thread started. How are things going for ya'all? Is hubby home now?
Forum: Homesteading 04-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,427
Posted By EarthMama
Congratulations. Would love to see/hear an...

Congratulations. Would love to see/hear an update since you've been on your land almost a year now. Enjoy!
Forum: Education/Homeschool 04-08-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,042
Posted By EarthMama
We homeschooled 25 years. High school seems to...

We homeschooled 25 years. High school seems to be the stumper for most folks, as they get cold feet when thinking of trying to homeschool through 12th grade. We did for all 3 of ours so I'm open...
Forum: Conversations 03-05-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,991
Posted By EarthMama
Just tell your friend to make sure the chipper he...

Just tell your friend to make sure the chipper he wants to buy is big enough for the job he wants to do. My chipper was $3K, takes limbs up to 5" in diameter, and does the job lickety split. Which is...
Forum: Your Homestead 08-08-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,436
Posted By EarthMama
Nice place... looks like home. Hope all is going...

Nice place... looks like home. Hope all is going well. I'll read down the thread to see if there's been any updates.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OK, just checked & you haven't logged-in since May...
Forum: Homesteading 08-08-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,427
Posted By EarthMama
Good for you, Spiritbear. Much happiness... and...

Good for you, Spiritbear. Much happiness... and peace.
Forum: Conversations 08-08-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,249
Posted By EarthMama
Cool as all get-out here in Indiana. It was 52...

Cool as all get-out here in Indiana. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 3am. Lots of sun, however plenty of rain, and little humidity. To think that summer's sweltering heat is gone for the year...
Forum: Conversations 08-08-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
Now that Dave has made it clear that the yearly...

Now that Dave has made it clear that the yearly anthologies will still be printed, I think most folks feel better. No, we won't be able to get a bi-monthly magazine but we will be able to get a...
Forum: Conversations 03-01-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,886
Posted By EarthMama
[QUOTE=Wildapple;426367]And I have never seen so...

[QUOTE=Wildapple;426367]And I have never seen so many people with "anger management" issues. QUOTE]

I haven't either, Wildapple. I truly do believe it's something in the proverbial water, as the...
Forum: Conversations 03-01-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,886
Posted By EarthMama
This was posted last July... and things have only...

This was posted last July... and things have only gotten worse. Sad!
Forum: Conversations 03-01-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,713
Posted By EarthMama
Same thing in the northern part of the state,...

Same thing in the northern part of the state, Ciderman. Thunderstorms for hours last night. Even a tornado warning for about half an hour, although no wind materialized. Daylilies are up about 4"...
Forum: Food 02-28-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 62,384
Posted By EarthMama
No, you don't want to buy fresh fruit,...

No, you don't want to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, or meat from Aldi. At least I don't anyway.

But their toilet paper, paper plates, napkins, oatmeal, salt, pepper, flour, sugar, olive oil,...
Forum: Conversations 02-28-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,765
Posted By EarthMama
I use test strips but not that kind. What a...

I use test strips but not that kind. What a generous offer tho, on your part. Hope someone steps forward who can use them.
Forum: Education/Homeschool 02-21-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,382
Posted By EarthMama
I love Rainbow Resources catalog. It's a...

I love Rainbow Resources catalog. It's a fantastic resource for ALL SORTS of wonderful programs, curriculums, stand alone books, educational games, etc. Google them & they'll come up. We're 25yr...
Forum: Conversations 02-21-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
I saw someone else, on Claire Wolfe's website I...

I saw someone else, on Claire Wolfe's website I believe, ask about John Silveira. Claire said (if I remember rightly) that there's one article from him floating around elsewhere but other than that...
Forum: Conversations 02-20-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,304
Posted By EarthMama
What kind of "stuff", Bill? Just...

What kind of "stuff", Bill? Just curious...
Forum: Conversations 02-20-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
Me too! I just saw something on Self Reliance's...

Me too! I just saw something on Self Reliance's webpage that says Jackie will continue to write for their magazine. But since it's published only 4x per year, how much space can Jackie actually...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 02-16-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,826
Posted By EarthMama
What knitting project are you currently working...

What knitting project are you currently working on, ozarkslady?

I've very recently "discovered" rug hooking (not latch hook). I recently bought an Oxford punch needle to try punch needle rug...
Forum: Prayer Requests 02-16-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,316
Posted By EarthMama
I'd like to know how you're doing too,...

I'd like to know how you're doing too, silvergramma. Please update us as soon as you are able. I'm praying!
Forum: Conversations 02-16-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,597
Posted By EarthMama
I'm with you, Anna. I never get cabin fever, as...

I'm with you, Anna. I never get cabin fever, as such. If I do, I just take a walk outside for awhile... then come back in & make myself a cup of tea.

We haven't had nearly enough snow here in...
Forum: Conversations 02-16-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
My brothers used to own a printing company. They...

My brothers used to own a printing company. They sold it when they got ready to retire. The cost of paper and shipping has been inching up for years. The decision Dave made to discontinue the...
Forum: Conversations 02-13-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
I pray it doesn't, Terri, but you never know. ...

I pray it doesn't, Terri, but you never know. Since the Kindle edition of Backwoods Home is going to continue, maybe not.
Forum: Conversations 02-13-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
http://www.backwoodshome.com/saying-goodbye-to-bac...

http://www.backwoodshome.com/saying-goodbye-to-backwoods-home/
Forum: Conversations 02-13-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
The information came from Dave Duffy, Tim. The...

The information came from Dave Duffy, Tim. The last edition is the Nov/Dec 2017 issue. All subscriptions will be fulfilled with subscriptions to the paper edition of Self Reliance.

...
Forum: Conversations 02-13-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,150
Posted By EarthMama
Unhappy BHM to stop publishing paper edition

I can't believe it. A world without the paper edition of Backwoods Home magazine.

Another era... will be gone!

I respect the decision but will mourn the loss all the same.

:cry:
Forum: Homesteading 07-01-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,875
Posted By EarthMama
SmallFlocksMom, my husband has been working from...

SmallFlocksMom, my husband has been working from home since 2008. The Fortune 500 company he works for closed their office that hubby worked at for 25 years & rather than travel over an hour each...
Forum: Conversations 03-13-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,034
Posted By EarthMama
Thank you Colorado! Your words are much...

Thank you Colorado! Your words are much appreciated. Have a restful Sunday!
Forum: Prayer Requests 03-11-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,822
Posted By EarthMama
The passing of a mother is always hard but in...

The passing of a mother is always hard but in some circumstances it's even harder. I'm sorry things happened the way they did but I believe they happened the way they were supposed to. Your mom...
Forum: Prayer Requests 03-11-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,303
Posted By EarthMama
Prayers. What a sad thing. :(

Prayers. What a sad thing. :(
Forum: Conversations 03-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,034
Posted By EarthMama
So sorry to hear about all the sadness, troubles...

So sorry to hear about all the sadness, troubles & inconveniences in your lives, everybody. My sympathy & thoughts go out to you all. :heart_red1:

I haven't logged-in in awhile. Just no gumption...
Forum: Food 02-02-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,037
Posted By EarthMama
No truer words, Bob! Amen!! :)

No truer words, Bob! Amen!! :)
Forum: Homesteading 02-01-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,139
Posted By EarthMama
Yep! Made me so mad cos our septic system was...

Yep! Made me so mad cos our septic system was absolutely positively fine. We didn't need a bigger tank for my lil ole mom! But because the new county inspector said we did, we had to do it or not...
Forum: Homesteading 02-01-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,749
Posted By EarthMama
Ruby, the books aren't coming from the Amazon...

Ruby, the books aren't coming from the Amazon site but from this Gutenberg site. It's a weird setup. Click on one of the links Doc provided & you'll see what I mean. It lists the link that is...
Forum: Homesteading 02-01-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,139
Posted By EarthMama
That's a good point, Lurch. I hadn't thought of...

That's a good point, Lurch. I hadn't thought of it from that angle.
Forum: Homesteading 02-01-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,139
Posted By EarthMama
When we added-on to our house so that my elderly...

When we added-on to our house so that my elderly mom could come live with us, the whole "county inspectors" deal had just gone into effect in our county... 3 months before we broke ground. :mad:
...
Forum: Homesteading 02-01-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,749
Posted By EarthMama
Doc, would you happen to know how I'd download...

Doc, would you happen to know how I'd download one of these books to my Kindle? This website provided Kindle versions of their books but when I click on downloading the Kindle version (just to see...
Forum: Frugal Living 01-31-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,134
Posted By EarthMama
Maybe these things are why you're having trouble...

Maybe these things are why you're having trouble selling your condo right now, Connie? Efficient windows are probably one of the biggest things perspective buyers look at. At least we do. And...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 01-31-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,931
Posted By EarthMama
Me too, Annie. Husband's employer pays for our...

Me too, Annie. Husband's employer pays for our internet cos he works from home here. But the minute they require him to drive-in to work & stop paying the internet bill, our internet is gone. I...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 01-31-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,931
Posted By EarthMama
I just bought a new set of rabbit ears after not...

I just bought a new set of rabbit ears after not having reception tv in our house for several years. They were $5 brand new from Amazon. Maybe it's time for a new pair of ears, Connie. Despite being...
Forum: Food 01-31-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,037
Posted By EarthMama
What a beautiful dog, coaltrain! Absolutely...

What a beautiful dog, coaltrain! Absolutely gorgeous! :wub: I love dogs... and cats... and... :D In fact, I feel safe to say that I like animals more than most people I've met in my lifetime... and...
Forum: Food 01-31-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,037
Posted By EarthMama
My husband works from home so it's easy for us. ...

My husband works from home so it's easy for us. No matter what the leftover is, he eats it for lunch one day during the week. Sometimes he might have a plate of heated-up cauliflower w/ butter,...
Forum: Health 01-31-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,019
Posted By EarthMama
I agree with you, Connie. It doesn't have to be...

I agree with you, Connie. It doesn't have to be a $9,999 funeral if the estate doesn't have the funds to do so. But if a mother's son goes into the funeral home & arranges for $9,999 worth of...
Forum: Health 01-31-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,019
Posted By EarthMama
I'd have been responsible in my own head & heart,...

I'd have been responsible in my own head & heart, Selena.... and sometimes that's what matters most.

My mom was 90yo when she died & had lived a good, long, and faithful life as a wife,...
Forum: Homesteading 01-30-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
Here's the website (I think) for the Association...

Here's the website (I think) for the Association of Realtors listings in Wisconsin. Might this be more helpful?

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Wisconsin?source=web

I noticed...
Forum: Your Homestead 01-30-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 22,694
Posted By EarthMama
Regarding all of you who raise chickens & turkeys...

Regarding all of you who raise chickens & turkeys & that sort of thing.... have any of you ever heard of The Chicken Chick? She has a website & I'm tellin' ya... if you go away from that site not...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-30-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,790
Posted By EarthMama
Kachad, how are things going by this time? If...

Kachad, how are things going by this time? If you get the chance maybe you would like to update us. Will keep praying.
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-30-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,608
Posted By EarthMama
Yes, life surely does go on, doesn't it...

Yes, life surely does go on, doesn't it MYellowRose. That's what my daddy always used to say: "You can't stop the hands of time, honey. Time waits for no man."

Time will soothe the hearts so...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-30-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,392
Posted By EarthMama
How did both you & your daughter fare, m37? I...

How did both you & your daughter fare, m37? I read that some places got 33" of the white stuff while others didn't get quite as much as predicted. Hoping you & your daughter were both at the low...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-30-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,293
Posted By EarthMama
In this ole life we always take the "happy" where...

In this ole life we always take the "happy" where we can find it & when we can get it, don't we, Annie. I'm so glad for your daughter, you & your whole family. May the "happy" course continue for...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-30-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,294
Posted By EarthMama
Praying right now, Bob!! Such a heavy cross to...

Praying right now, Bob!! Such a heavy cross to carry. Please keep us updated on your girlfriend's brother as you are able.
Forum: Homesteading 01-30-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,691
Posted By EarthMama
Stickbowhntr, what we've done in the past is...

Stickbowhntr, what we've done in the past is simply get stuff (that needs to be thrown away) in one room such as the garage. Then get those big 30-gal heavy black garbage bags & start filling them...
Forum: Homesteading 01-30-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,036
Posted By EarthMama
Yep! That realization never hits more closer to...

Yep! That realization never hits more closer to home than when you watch your 14 year old laying in the bed at a children's hospital after she's had a cerebral hemorrhage. The realization that not...
Forum: Homesteading 01-30-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
Ohhhh, I think I know what you're saying now,...

Ohhhh, I think I know what you're saying now, Connie. You're saying that when you look at properties that are NOT listed with MLS, the descriptions don't list the acreage, property taxes, etc. Now...
Forum: Homesteading 01-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,036
Posted By EarthMama
I'll know I died during the night & went to...

I'll know I died during the night & went to heaven, Connie! :D *lol*
Forum: Homesteading 01-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,371
Posted By EarthMama
We definitely live on a "path" per se..... as...

We definitely live on a "path" per se..... as country paths go. But we're at the end of one, with 15 acres of woods behind & around one side of us & farm land behind & on the side of that yet. No...
Forum: Homesteading 01-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
Wrote my last post before reading this one from...

Wrote my last post before reading this one from you Annie. We're on the same page in our thoughts about all this. :)
Forum: Homesteading 01-29-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
Rubyyarn, I'm sorry you first use of Google Maps...

Rubyyarn, I'm sorry you first use of Google Maps was so disappointing (how your old homesteads have changed). That's always disheartening. I wish the new owners would always love a place like the...
Forum: Homesteading 01-28-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,036
Posted By EarthMama
These are some of the wisest & truest words I've...

These are some of the wisest & truest words I've ever read, Doc! Thank you for sharing them. What a perfect way to describe aging.
Forum: Conversations 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
Amen! :D I don't work outside the home & my...

Amen! :D

I don't work outside the home & my middle name is "hibernate". *lol* Hubby works from home so he gets to stay in his pajamas all day, if he wishes. Next best thing to "retirement", I...
Forum: Conversations 01-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,302
Posted By EarthMama
Yep, I do too, Wyobuckaroo. Preparedness doesn't...

Yep, I do too, Wyobuckaroo. Preparedness doesn't keep roofs from collapsing under the weight of the snow nor does it keep the elderly from freezing to death when their power goes out for days & they...
Forum: Homesteading 01-27-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,036
Posted By EarthMama
What a great question, Suzy! Connie & I & some...

What a great question, Suzy! Connie & I & some others were talking about a similar topic when Connie asked the question whether they should update their condo before selling it. The topic kind of...
Forum: Homesteading 01-27-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,371
Posted By EarthMama
I *really* enjoyed reading your story, Connie! ...

I *really* enjoyed reading your story, Connie! What an adventure you've had with this condo... and the sale of it. Lordy!! I can see why you want OUT. It sounds like a really nice place tho, for...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
Pretty pretty pretty, coaltrain! Thanks for the...

Pretty pretty pretty, coaltrain! Thanks for the glimpse into your world.
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
I see both your points, Selena & CrossRoads. It...

I see both your points, Selena & CrossRoads. It more than likely is the employer & not the employee. I just remember my Dad (RIP). He'd go to work no matter who said what & no matter what the...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 01-26-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,816
Posted By EarthMama
Welcome Ithaca37. Glad you made it here. You...

Welcome Ithaca37. Glad you made it here. You will enjoy.
Forum: Health 01-26-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,019
Posted By EarthMama
We paid my mother's funeral bill before the...

We paid my mother's funeral bill before the funeral was even over. We had to take out a loan to do it but that's just the way I am. I pay for services rendered & it bugs me not to do it. I think...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-26-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,392
Posted By EarthMama
Stay safe, m37!! Please keep us updated as you...

Stay safe, m37!! Please keep us updated as you are able, ok? Where are you... in the thick of things or on the outer fringes? Are you in the 20-30" of snow area?
Forum: Homesteading 01-26-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,371
Posted By EarthMama
Connie, you've gotten a lot of really good advice...

Connie, you've gotten a lot of really good advice to your initial post. I don't know what I can add except personal experience.

We're in the process of "fixing up" our place to try & sell in the...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
I ponder that every once in awhile, coaltrain......

I ponder that every once in awhile, coaltrain... the fact that people think the world just won't make it for another 24 hrs if they don't show up for work. I just don't get it. Will they feel like...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
Freshly washed & air-dried blankets (sheets too)...

Freshly washed & air-dried blankets (sheets too) are just about the finest thing on the planet, aren't they, Annie. I gave away my dryer to a needy family who wanted one quite some time ago. Now I...
Forum: Homesteading 01-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
Connie, I don't know if you've tried this yet...

Connie, I don't know if you've tried this yet but... type in the address of the place you're interested in, at google-dot-com. The first "result" with be a Google Maps map of the area but in the...
Forum: Homesteading 01-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,189
Posted By EarthMama
My thoughts exactly, Connie! We had two...

My thoughts exactly, Connie!

We had two realtors who worked together years ago... they were married. Anyway, they were go-getters. I'd call him or her in the morning, expressing interest in a...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,302
Posted By EarthMama
What about this storm, eh?

When I read words like "historic" & "will remember for a long time to come" when associated with an impending blizzard, which is reportedly supposed to dump 20-30" of snow onto an area... well... it...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,392
Posted By EarthMama
Praying for East Coast

Everyone on the east coast.... just wanted you to know I'm praying for you as the impending "historic" blizzard is heading your way. May the Lord keep all of you safe & help you to ride out this...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
My daughter's in-laws live in Massachusetts. Her...

My daughter's in-laws live in Massachusetts. Her father-in-law commutes to Boston & it takes about an hour. Just to give you an idea of their location. Anyway, they're predicted to have a...
Forum: Conversations 01-25-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,122
Posted By EarthMama
CrossRoads, I think you can download a Kindle...

CrossRoads, I think you can download a Kindle Reader free, onto your computer, and then you could get Annie's book electronically & wouldn't have to pay the delivery fee or wait until the $35 order...
Forum: Conversations 01-25-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
I didn't know this, Connie. I will check it out....

I didn't know this, Connie. I will check it out. Thank you!
Forum: Conversations 01-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
Does "surcharge" mean "premium increase"? I take...

Does "surcharge" mean "premium increase"? I take it that it does, eh?

And what if your premium increases & they say it's just a "coincidence" that you had an accident or a claim the previous...
Forum: Conversations 01-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
I hope you don't think I'm playing "tit for tat"...

I hope you don't think I'm playing "tit for tat" on this subject, coaltrain, but it doesn't matter how long you've been with an insurance company. Your agent is just a puppet to the big...
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-24-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,504
Posted By EarthMama
What a tragic thing to happen. :-( Praying!!!

What a tragic thing to happen. :-( Praying!!!
Forum: Prayer Requests 01-24-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,293
Posted By EarthMama
Hallelujah!! Thank you, Almighty God! \o/ \o/ \o/

Hallelujah!! Thank you, Almighty God! \o/ \o/ \o/
Forum: Food 01-23-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,020
Posted By EarthMama
I just discovered The Coffee Fool-brand of coffee...

I just discovered The Coffee Fool-brand of coffee & I really like it. Much better than any other I've tried. I'm really impressed.... and I don't impress easily. :-)

Here's a link if anybody...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 11:30 PM
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Posted By EarthMama
Thank you, coaltrain. Left my two cents on both...

Thank you, coaltrain. Left my two cents on both threads as well.

PS~ When I wrote my last post, in answer to one of yours, I ended with... "it is what it is". And now I see that you have that on...
Forum: Books/Poetry/Member Fiction 01-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,350
Posted By EarthMama
Annie's book truly IS a wonderful read. I think...

Annie's book truly IS a wonderful read. I think everyone should get it & give it a whirl. You will be inspired & resolved to know that you can indeed handle anything that comes your way. Thanks...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,191
Posted By EarthMama
Annie's book is a great GREAT book. Chock full...

Annie's book is a great GREAT book. Chock full of wisdom & resolve. A must-read for everyone.... homesteader or not!
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
Thank you for the link to the free Kindle book,...

Thank you for the link to the free Kindle book, coaltrain! I appreciate it.

Yeah, I thought homeowners insurance would cover our meat too but come to find out we had $2,500 deductible (to save...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
Yes, I do like the whole milk powders too. I use...

Yes, I do like the whole milk powders too. I use the Peak-brand of whole milk which is probably real similar to this one, OzarksLady. Trouble is that we use about half a gallon per day and the...
Forum: Breads & Grains 01-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,790
Posted By EarthMama
My godmother used to live right around the corner...

My godmother used to live right around the corner from us when I was growing up. She was a widow so us kids & all her sisters (my mom being one of them) used to try to go over there as often as we...
Forum: Food 01-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,487
Posted By EarthMama
I have an old aluminum contraption that was my...

I have an old aluminum contraption that was my mother's from years ago. It's a 4-cup size.

There's the bottom part that holds the finished coffee, the next piece that holds the grounds, the next...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
Does anybody use dehydrated foods? That's what...

Does anybody use dehydrated foods? That's what makes up the bulk of our diet. I buy from Emergency Essentials online (am I breaking any "laws" on this board by mentioning the company? I hope not......
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,141
Posted By EarthMama
I've been gone from this forum for awhile but I'm...

I've been gone from this forum for awhile but I'm glad I'm back. Cos most of you folks think & live the way we do. You won't find folks who think like above just anywhere on the internet! And...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
Here in northwest Indiana I'm waiting for "the...

Here in northwest Indiana I'm waiting for "the big one" of the season too, coaltrain. Maybe after last year's horrible winter, mother nature is going to take it easy on us this time around. I...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,737
Posted By EarthMama
Ohhhhhh .... how much I dislike too much rain! I...

Ohhhhhh .... how much I dislike too much rain! I honestly would rather have 3 ft of snow. Which isn't uncommon here in northern Indiana.

I hope you fare alright, Annie, and the rain stops soon!
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,122
Posted By EarthMama
Yes, I do believe all you've said is true. If...

Yes, I do believe all you've said is true. If all of us didn't have a survival story to tell (or two), we wouldn't be here.

I typed the above as I sit here with a water pump that's clicking off &...
Forum: Conversations 01-22-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,122
Posted By EarthMama
TXAnne's book...

Annie, just wanted to let you know I just got done reading your book "A Widow's Walk...." and thoroughly enjoyed it. So inspiring!

I hadn't logged-on to this forum since last October & haven't...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 10-31-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,919
Posted By EarthMama
Chuckling as I'm reading through this thread...

Chuckling as I'm reading through this thread (pardon the pun).....

:D
Forum: Conversations 10-31-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,636
Posted By EarthMama
I haven't tried the Nestle NIDO powdered whole...

I haven't tried the Nestle NIDO powdered whole milk but I do use the powdered whole milk by Peak. I buy it thru Amazon. But I keep it for special things when I want a rich milk. Otherwise we drink...
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