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Old 01-21-2009, 12:20 PM
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Hi, I'm a married 40-something homeschooling SAHM of four. I'm a country girl and have had horses all my life. I do some gardening and have been knitting and crocheting for years. I like to do things for myself and decided to step up the pace considering the current economic climate. DH and I own ten+ acres in VA and I have six horses. This spring I'm expanding my veg garden and buying six chickens. I'm considering a couple of feeder pigs and a Jersey cow in the future. I look forward to learning a lot from the folks of this forum.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:21 PM
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:11 PM
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Hi, I'm a married 40-something homeschooling SAHM of four. I'm a country girl and have had horses all my life. I do some gardening and have been knitting and crocheting for years. I like to do things for myself and decided to step up the pace considering the current economic climate. DH and I own ten+ acres in VA and I have six horses. This spring I'm expanding my veg garden and buying six chickens. I'm considering a couple of feeder pigs and a Jersey cow in the future. I look forward to learning a lot from the folks of this forum.
Howdy and welcome to this wonderful forum. I hope you jump in and chat about whatever strikes your fancy. There's plenty enough being discussed on every topic you can think of.

I'm a 50-something married SAHM who's been homeschooling for 18 years so far. Our caboose (11) goes to a homeschooling co-op everyday during the week, from 8:30am-2:30pm, cos I'm just gettin' too old to keep up with a pre-teen anymore. *lol* So she gets her energy out at the co-op.

I have a garden but no cattle or anything even remotely resembling. Just one inside rescued kitty, altho we've had plenty of house pets in the past. My mom just died last October so we're still recuperating from her care. It was a long haul but we're glad she's at peace now and that we did what we could for her.

I'm a bit of a liberal, I suppose you could say... but am pro-life and didn't vote for Obama. *ha-ha* So what kind of liberal that makes me, I have no idea. I'm just real liberal on everything else, I guess.

Again, welcome.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:37 AM
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Thanks for the welcomes! I look forward to learning a lot here.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:40 AM
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EarthMama, We've been homeschooling for 16 years. Time flies when you're . . . really, really busy.
My DD is 11 and she is my "caboose", too.
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EarthMama, We've been homeschooling for 16 years. Time flies when you're . . . really, really busy.
My DD is 11 and she is my "caboose", too.

What a small world after all, as the ole saying goes, eh?

Time flies... indeed. ;D

How old are your kidlets? Mine are 26, 21 & 11. The 26 year old is married and gave us our first grandbaby about 4 months ago. I'm watching her today & tonight. What a joy!
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:19 AM
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What a small world after all, as the ole saying goes, eh?

Time flies... indeed. * ;D

How old are your kidlets? *Mine are 26, 21 & 11. *The 26 year old is married and gave us our first grandbaby about 4 months ago. *I'm watching her today & tonight. *What a joy! *
Mine are 21, 18, 13, and 11.
Congrats on the granddaughter -- 4 mos. is a great age -- they're old enough to interact with you, but they're not crawling all over the place yet.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:13 AM
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;hi there,,,glad to meet ya,,, i too have six horses...not all ridable at the moment still some training to do .. we got them as a means of alternative transportation we managed to get a home made cart then a custom made sleigh/wagon combo that looks hopefull.. we bouht that just as snow started in and havent been able to try it out yet as the harness havent been bought yet,, we are working on that
i crochet quilt and sew,, do photography, garden canning.. am 51 years old.. two kids grown and gone and one grandchld
we are hoping to have chickens in the future and a milk cow as well as dairy goats
we've been collecting information on making use of milk for cheese making and other things
hoping to eventually get a spinning wheel and sheep and maybe a floor loom
we have wood burning victorian cookstove inkitchen and barrel stove in basement.
have also discovered some good berries growing nearby and got permission to pick them
would love to swap recipes and ideas..with you.. thanks
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:52 PM
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My horses have always been for trail riding, but if TSHTF, a couple of them will become driving horses. I have a pony that would be a good driving pony. My kids have outgrown him and he's only 10 y.o.
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knitty - Welcome! I graduated HS in Manassas in the early -70's....I remember Virginia fondly - it is such a pretty state! ;D
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Hello and welcome from the great state of Texas,
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