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by Growing Mama
Sun May 25, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens in NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Chickens in NZ

My lovely husband has finally agreed to me having a couple of hens for eggs which is wonderful, and he is even building them a chicken tractor so the idea is that they will weed the various areas of our garden. I need some info, ideas of good books to read? Anything really!
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Reusable nappies need help
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

shae wrote:Hi Growing Mama! :cooldude:

Hello there, thought it might be you!!!
Small world this internet isn't it!!
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Reusable nappies need help
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

Check out this helpful site www.thenappynetwork.org.nz it contains a forum as well with plenty of reviews for the various nappys. I use pockets over night with either a knitted soaker or a funky bumz cover.
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: I'm back .......with some news!
Replies: 37
Views: 5872

mrsflibble wrote:my mate refers to c sections as "taking the baby through the sunroof".


jutst thought I'd share.

Another one is "vaginal bypass"
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: What a scan!
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

That sounds great. My Jack was due on the 27th and manage to hold out until the 31st (06) which makes for a great party at New Years!!! Enjoy the time and plan a low key christmas!!!
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Favorite foods
Replies: 16
Views: 3487

Lil's fav at the moment is plucking my carrots out of the ground, rinsing them under the tap and eating them. I have had to plant more as she isn't letting them reach a decent size and there aren't going to be any left for us to eat, but really I am not complaining. She also loves cottage cheese and...
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi Again...
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Hi Again...

I visited here a wee while ago, got a bit busy and havn't been around. Now i have some questions and have been doing a bit of reading so here I am, back again!!!
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: NZ Vege Thread!
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

NZ Vege Thread!

thought this might be a good idea, all you kiwis, share and tell what you are planting out now that we are heading into our winter! I am planting 100 garlic cloves, 60 bulbs to eat, 20 for next years stock and 20 failures. I have just planted some trays of salad greens and have plenty of brasicas in...
by Growing Mama
Sat May 24, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: playgroups and reusable nappies
Replies: 31
Views: 4402

In NZ people would kick up a major fuss if refused. I must check with DD preschool on their stand. She is toilet trained (3), but using cloth is becoming very "normal" here in NZ, over half the people in antenatal classes are saying that they intend on using cloth. We recently ran a cloth nappy info...
by Growing Mama
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: When t harvest yams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Hey mine are grown in tyres and I think they are starting to die off now and I have heard they are ready to harvest in May? I think I mgiht have read it in Lynda Hallinans new book, "homegrown". will let you know how I get on.
by Growing Mama
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Preparing for a winter garden
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Hey, I wil ask my Dad. He made an amazing portable cloche/plastichouse thing that is huge but moveable with about 4 people. Next time I am there I will take some photos for you. I am sure there is a certain grade. He used one kind that the shop said would be fine and then some winds ripped it apart....
by Growing Mama
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: eco menstrual stuff - boring for men
Replies: 133
Views: 35066

I just have one mooncup and that is fine. I don't really know why you would need two? I also use some cloth pads that a friend made me for overnight but I am going to get some more because they are just so much more comfy the disposable ones.
by Growing Mama
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: I have 20kg of tomatoes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

MsWildFlower wrote:
Growing Mama wrote: I have done quite well with mine, and my Dad grows them like a pro and next time I see him he is going to have a big pick and give me about 20kg of them! I am soooo excited about it.
Skite. :lol:
I can share? :wink:
by Growing Mama
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Preparing for a winter garden
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Hey Ms Wild Flower, have you got a copy of Linda Hallinans Homegrown? You need it! It is the bestest. I have sown heaps of winter crops, and am consistently putting in brasicas (I have a war going with the butterfly). Basically whenever I plant out brasicas I plant seeds. I have got a large crop of ...
by Growing Mama
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: I have 20kg of tomatoes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

well done! jealous of such harvests when we up here are in the hungry gap! I roast tomatoes with olive oil, with some garlic cloves, then blend.. that alone makes a great pasta sauce. I have done quite well with mine, and my Dad grows them like a pro and next time I see him he is going to have a bi...