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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Hi folks, I am still relatively new to gardening even though I grew up on a farm and weeding was my main chore as a kid. I should have paid more attention to the planting and preperation process LOL! Anyway I am mostly a grazing gardener and I love a salad garden so I built two small (4x10)...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored it until Fall and am applying a layer to the garden bed...
  3. Health and beauty
    My 8-year-old still wears a pull-up at night. We've tried a lot, but...any suggestions?
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    30 September 2011 Peparing Garlic Bed 30 September 2011 Peparing Garlic Bed Garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 25 of October 2011. Preparation was in a slightly raised bed for containment and good drainage. Procedure: A layer of city supplied compost, rototilled into the underlying...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    9 April 2011 Garlic Bed 9 April 2011 Garlic Bed The garlic bed was planted on 9 October 2010. All 196 cloves survived the Winter well, and growth has commenced. The mulch will be left in situ to maintain a constant moisture. Garlic takes no care, except maybe add a little water if the Summer is...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    As if there isn't enough in the world to worry about, now there's the bed bug issue. I know they've been found in new-retail stores, too, but are there any special precautions you take when you buy from a second hand store or CL? I used the walmart bedding spray (I think it's actually designed...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    22 September 2008 New Garden Bed Prepared. 22 September 2008 New Garden Bed Prepared A new garden bed was prepared. (About 8 by 25 feet)The underlying soil is clay. The pictures depict the procedure. First the sod was removed with manual kick sod cutter. The underlying packed clay was hand...
  8. Health and beauty
    well its been a hard month and the longest time i.ve ever had a cold/flu but im up and about -lost 23 lbs with this flu--thanks for all the well wishes-need to get back in my grove again but will take it easy for a few days yet---hugs to all fv and their familys
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored it until Fall and am applying a layer to the garden bed...
  10. Health challenges
    I struggle to force myself to go to bed in good time, so I'm starting a challenge to encourage myself to focus on getting more sleep. Why is sleep important? Sleep is essential to good health as it refreshes the body and the mind. If you get enough sleep regularly every night you will feel...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    28 September 2010 Preparing garlic bed. 28 September 2010 Preparing garlic bed. A garlic bed was prepared for planting about the 20 of October to allow the garlic to overwinter. It is a raised bed 8 feet by 8 feet, which will contain over 200 cloves. The area can be a wet, so the raised bed is...
  12. General Chat
    Well, I have started freaking myself out about bed bugs. So much that any misquito bit I immediately think I have bed bugs. Then I talk myself down and tell myself that is not the case. I think what has me thinking about them more is that I am traveling to NYC and they have been having more...
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    ok, it's new to us..lol He's grown out of his toddler bed, so we decided it was time to step it up to a twin. Went online (craigs list) and found someone selling a bed frame & mattress, (that was in her guestroom since she bought it last year and never used) for $40 total. I was super excited...
  14. Home Environment
    This is an extra-long story that has gone on for about 2 and 1/2 years so I'll spare you the details. I will let you know that we have burnt mattresses and furniture, tried multiple over the counter products, slept on couches for weeks, and prayed so much I feel guilty continuing to ask...
  15. Home Environment
    Little Miss has had her box spring and mattress sitting on the floor for years now. She was getting big enough to need a bed frame. She was also old enough to know what she wanted. LOL Head board and foot board. "Girly" but not so much so one would out grow it.:nails: We looked for months...
  16. Family
    This started about a couple weeks ago. He will take naps in his bed during the day, but at night has to be between me and dh. At first he would crawl in bed with us around 1 or 2am. Didn't mind that, because he would sleep in with me in the morning. Now, he screams bloody murder if we try to...
  17. Home Environment
    I am trying to figure out how to make a footboard for my queen bed. I want to use a bookcase, but cannot find any the right size (60 wide by approximately 36 high) I have NO SKILLS in this area at all - I am thinking I could make the upholstered HEADBOARD I want (I've watched enough HGTV to...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    Well in my wanderings on craigslist a few days ago, I came across a post that a lady not to far from me, was wanting to thin out her strawberry bed and was looking to either sell or do a swap / barter deal. I emailed her. I have no idea what the value of the plants are. I think I have some...
  19. Laundry
    Do you all know what I am talking about??? The ones with the elastic around it?? I have the hardest time folding them and making them look nice to put them away and I have like 20 of them. What do I do with them?!
  20. Pets
    we have a beagle that for whatever reason makes a big mess of his bed. he has to sleep on something soft or he won't go to sleep. so after buying him pet beds that end up getting messed up and not being able to wash them because they don't fit in the washer, I bought him a regular bed pillow. He...
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