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by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Wassail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Wassail?

Thanks MKG - yep, you can betcha I won't be dragging my ass around at sparrow fart o'clock without some decent alcohol in my hand. But having never mulled anything before, I appreciate the tip. As will my liver. It is kind of de-motivating being on the other side of the world and hearing about every...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Wassail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Wassail?

As in singing to ones crops, trees and animals in order to promote a bountiful harvest? It is the winter solstice coming up here very soon, and the kids want to wassail our animals, gardens and crops. But my knowledge ends at what they tell me on Victorian Farmer. Anyone have more knowledge? What to...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue May 20, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home educators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3351

Re: Home educators?

We are pretty isolated here, not many homeschooling families nearby (we live rurally) and even fewer that we click with in terms of philosophy. In fact, none within an hours drive. It must be great to have such a close support network. Would your two be interested in becoming pen-pals with my two of...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Wed May 14, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home educators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3351

Home educators?

Are there any other home educating parents on here who want to chat? Feeling a little bit isolated in this area at the moment. There are plenty of home educating people out there, but not so many I am finding who are also trying to deal with all the animals, gardens, etc... at the same time. Love it...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Mon May 12, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean seeds.
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Bean seeds.

Just wanted to say that I love bean seeds. :mrgreen: They are impossible to confuse while the seeds are drying, as they are all different colours and shapes. Sigh. They make me go all mushy. Unlike the damn pea seeds who all look the bloody same when the kids mix them up.........
by Chaldeonmenthe
Mon May 12, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Satisfaction.
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Satisfaction.

Oh yes. The satisfied feeling just never goes away. Successful seed saving also has the same effect on me. I will protect my seeding plants just like I protect my own young.
by Chaldeonmenthe
Wed May 07, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slug patrol...lets do it!
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Slug patrol...lets do it!

Why is it that all the resident animals here never do what they are supposed to? I have seen our frogs with earwigs practically crawling over their feet, not even looking at them. :angryfire: Maybe someone just forgot to tell them. I'll get right onto that.
by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue May 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slug patrol...lets do it!
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Slug patrol...lets do it!

Earwig control measures required here. They are so plentiful, even the chooks and ducks are sick of eating them! How does one train their frogs to eat earwigs then? Reverse psychology?
by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue May 06, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what are you foraging today
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: what are you foraging today

Mulberries and carob pods! People actually crossed the street away from the 'ferals' (me and my three kids) playing in the carob and filling up bags full. Apparantly people just don't get nearly as excited as me (happy dances and hyperventilation) about scrounging free produce. Or more to the point,...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self sufficient 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: Self sufficient 2014

I am working on new skills this year. Each week I plan to learn a new skill, or at least to start the learning of. This year so far I have started kefir, am learning basic crochet, and am making my own apple cider vinegar (from the kids cast off apples and peelings). Not major things, but all skills...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Don't waste heads and feet!
Replies: 22
Views: 7259

Re: Don't waste heads and feet!

I love the theory, and in fact have been collecting lots of recipes over the years for all the grizzley bits. But, when push comes to shove, nope. Not a hope. I am too indoctrinated in the 'yummy' versus 'yucky' societal thinking about our animal parts, and quite frankly am not willing to step outsi...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes
Replies: 40
Views: 18329

Re: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes

Ohhh, rag rugs! My latest obsessive hobby. I had the colours all picked out and cut up to make a winter themed one, then winter came and went and between three homeschooled kids and the farm it just didn't quite get made. Now it is Spring and I have to tweak some of the colours to make a Springy one...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling more connected
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Feeling more connected

Glad you are getting balance in your life sleepyowl, sounds like being connected to the seasonal rhythms is really helping your health. The trigger for me was keeping bees, as I started to look carefully for what is flowering and when which I had never really noticed before. In the last 12 months I ...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Potty pause ( Elimination Communication )
Replies: 11
Views: 5670

Re: Potty pause ( Elimination Communication )

I have never practised 'EC' as such, but all of my three young'uns have kicked around without nappies on during the day since wee babes. The eldest girl toilet trained herself (day and night together) at around 15 months, literally without any prompting from me, and the second (boy) started crawling...
by Chaldeonmenthe
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?
Replies: 20
Views: 2488

Re: What do you love most about being a bit self sufficient?

Well said Oldfella. I love feeling connected, whether with the process of growing, preparation, animals, whatever. However hippy it sounds, I love knowing that the only hands and energies that have touched many products in my home and body were loving ones. I love the look on others faces when my 2 ...

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