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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    There are so many skills I want to learn that I would need several lifetimes to learn them all! What do you want to learn to do? I want to learn how to: grow some type of oil seed and press my own cooking oil successfully grow strawberries make a quilt knit socks hydrotherapy and therapeutic...
  2. Freebies
    Join your favorite Sesame Street characters as they learn, play, and grow. Elmo and his friends explore an exciting range of topics, from getting ready for school to discovering the wonders of learning with music. So sing, dance, and Learn Along With Sesame. Explore topics such as: Talk, Listen...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    I know this seems like a strange request, but let me explain. I have never cared for pork, in any of it's many forms. My family is Jewish, and I admit I have sometimes blamed my dislike of bacon (because, let's face it, nearly everyone likes bacon and it's weird not to) on that, but that's not...
  4. General Chat
    spinoff from another thread: http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/140538-how-do-i-help-friend.html how did you learn housekeeping? to some people it comes naturally, to some it has to be taught.
  5. Family
    So you know how you will tell them to stop something or they will break it? Well... Our 1915 house has no lock on the bathroom door. So there have been many lessons on "knock first and respect privacy?" For years this had worked for the most part Once in a while a child will want to ignore...
  6. Careers
    I'm interviewing for a full-time term appointment as a Mathematics Instructor next week. This semester I have been an adjunct instructor for chemistry, which is my first teaching experience (I've TAed before and tutored before, but this is my first time being "the man"). I want to be prepared...
  7. Sewing
    So, I am really interested in learning how to sew so that I can make things for my house, like curtains and pillows and stuff like that. I don't currently have a machine and am not sure what kind I should get. I must add that I have never, ever used a machine before so I am not sure what to look...
  8. General Chat
    :dis: She had i think was the flu. She never gets sick. When she does it hits her. Lost her voice,sore throat its all in her chest now, Well she was here last Tuesday for the day and thats the day she said was kinda really chilled and had a slight fever. Well she left a present.I could tell last...
  9. Frugal Living
    12 Important Financial Concepts You Didn't Learn in School Interesting article, although I wonder if people here already know more about these concepts than the average person. I still found the simple, concise descriptions helpful.
  10. Kitchen Basics
    The thread that mentioned people going to the food banks not knowing how to cook things that they had available there made we wonder . How did you learn to cook?
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    So we are moving.... From Denver city center, nice friendly but a bit yuppish neighborhood. We are moving about 30 miles away into a heavy pine forest. We are excited about the move, thrilled with the post card perfect setting, but lost on what to do first. We need to order seeds, we have...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Being an apartment dweller in Canada makes gardening tricky. Where would I go for good information regarding container gardening? Something a complete beginner can comprehend.
  13. Question and Answer
    I've always wanted to learn to throw pottery. It seems like it would be a really nice way to make a set of custom dishes. Perfect wedding, Christmas, birthday presents hand crafted with love and a few bucks worth of clay etc. But I always seem to put it off, "it's probably too hard", or "costs...
  14. Blog
    One Way To Find Out When contemplating whether to do something or not, a plucky voice in our heads may say, "You never know until you try." This is time-honored wisdom that encourages us to be game rather than to hold back. It reminds us that it is only through experience that we learn about...
  15. Third Agers
    With age comes wisdom.. supposedly anyway. So what are the really useful and meaningful things you've learned as you've gotten older? I've learned that it's not rude to say no.. and mean it. And that you don't have to be mean saying it, there are a million nice ways to say no. "Oh, that sounds...
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    Hi folks, I am new to this group but a long time off-grid homesteader. I live in a solar cabin I designed and built myself for under $2000. I use solar electric for water pump, lights, tvs, laptop and gadgets. Propane for fridge, stove, furnace, and OD water heater. I use a solar composting...
  17. Preparedness and Survival
    Hi folks, I am new to this group but a long time off-grid homesteader. I live in a solar cabin I designed and built myself for under $2000. I use solar electric for water pump, lights, tvs, laptop and gadgets. Propane for fridge, stove, furnace, and OD water heater. I use a solar composting...
  18. Sewing
    I signed up for a beginner sewing class. It starts this Thursday night. We're gonna learn the basics and make a pair of PJ pants. I had to get a sitter 'cause the class starts at 4 PM and ends at 6 PM. I borrowed my mom's Pfaff machine since she won't be using it while she's in Yellowstone...
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