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by kathleen
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Mastitis
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Mastitis

Acupuncture worked miracles on my mastitis!! Got rid of it overnight with one treatment. Wicked.
by kathleen
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?
Replies: 19
Views: 2734

Re: Birth-to-potty or sized nappies?

Hi! Seems like a million years since I've posted (I have a 10 week old little guy!). I use fitted cloth nappies, I'm in NZ though so the brands are obviously going to be different. I bought 4 from different makers to see which I liked the most, my favourite are made by Honey Child over here, I think...
by kathleen
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bokashi & Tea Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Bokashi & Tea Bags

Whoops, I always put the teabags in the bokashi & have never noticed any problems!! I tend to buy organic herbal tea which maybe comes in teabags which biodegrade more easily??
by kathleen
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Anyone else expecting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1961

Re: Anyone else expecting?

I was til last Friday!! Baby Jarvis was born a week ago yesterday :) We'd planned a homebirth but needed extra help so ended up in hospital, but worth it to have a beautiful little boy in our lives :flower:
by kathleen
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Water-retention quick fixes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1544

Re: Water-retention quick fixes?

Nettles nettles nettles! Lots of nettles! I don't like the taste so I mix nettles & peppermint together, yummy & effective. Even stopped me having water retention when I was pregnant :)
by kathleen
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes in a polytunnel?
Replies: 18
Views: 6177

Re: Grapes in a polytunnel?

Maybe make sure that when the fruit is almost ripe that there's enough airflow going through - you wouldn't want your lovely grapes getting spoiled by rot & if it's nice & warm & humid in there rot would just love to set in.... Also keep an eye on the canopy, grapes are very susceptible ...
by kathleen
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: kia ora hello
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: kia ora hello

Welcome from another 'ish' kiwi :flower:
by kathleen
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: HOT!
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: HOT!

It sure is scary, they just said on the news over 100 people have died...so sad, I burst into tears watching the telly...sending love & strength to everyone over there. The heat seems to have finally broken over here (gisborne nz), and now it's raining which is a great improvement. Thanks for po...
by kathleen
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: HOT!
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: HOT!

It's just gone 7pm and still 28 degrees here...and being 7 months pregnant is making it feel like about 280 degrees!! I've been sitting with my feet in a bucket of cold water, very effective :flower: This time last week it was 38 though, I'm happy it's not that hot again!
by kathleen
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: women's health again; menstrual stuff...
Replies: 51
Views: 2834

Re: women's health again; menstrual stuff...

My husband couldn't stop laughing the first time I had mine in a pan on the stove!! I was a bit apprehensive when I first got mine, but as soon as I figured out how to operate it I was hooked - although I ended up only getting to use it for one cycle before finding out I'm pregnant, but will be back...
by kathleen
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No water!
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: No water!

Mesh gutter guards should keep anything mysterious out of the water - we have to be super careful as it's our drinking supply - my lovely husband gets up on the roof every few weeks with a scrubbing brush and gives all the guttering a good scrub. Lucky too that we live on an organic/biodynamic prope...
by kathleen
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No water!
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: No water!

Ha ha, you're dead right, I'm on the (very dry) east coast of NZ :wink: . Good point, you don't want to make your garden a bog!! I liked the idea of using it to flush the loo, a cunning use of mucky water.
by kathleen
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for glass jars
Replies: 23
Views: 4927

Re: 101 uses for glass jars

String Dispenser - poke a hole in the top & out comes the string! No more tangles :flower: . (my mum's cunning plan!)
by kathleen
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No water!
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: No water!

I know just how you feel with no water - but ours is for the opposite reason! We've had hardly any rain in ages & only have rainwater tanks at our place! We did have a lucky spell last week when it rained for a day or so, but it's still pretty tight - if you need to run your water til it's clear...
by kathleen
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: how do you dry homemade pasta for storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: how do you dry homemade pasta for storage?

We hang it over the laundry drying rack! Put a teatowel underneath to catch anything that drops, but it does the trick & there's lots of room for lots of pasta :mrgreen:

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