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  1. I have enough bites right now to test all the...

    I have enough bites right now to test all the remedies! So I'll do my own experimentation.

    I haven't had a bee sting in a while, but have used plain old mud in the past. Works very well.
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    How frustrating, pinkytoe. I can't tell you the...

    How frustrating, pinkytoe. I can't tell you the number of times I've left doctors' office with no more information than I went in with.

    I've been tempted to say "Since you didn't do anything for...
  3. Hi Rachel, I feel for you! I am a college...

    Hi Rachel,

    I feel for you! I am a college librarian and am taking my first summer off in about 15 years - it's heaven. Of course I'm still getting all the emails about what I'm supposed to be up...
  4. I forgot about Lava soap - my mom used to make us...

    I forgot about Lava soap - my mom used to make us wash with it to prevent poison ivy reactions (I use Tecnu if I think I've been exposed.) I've never heard of it for bites - good to know!

    I need...
  5. Insect bites and itchies - how do you treat them?

    Does anyone have any alternative/DIY ways of dealing with bites and rashes?

    I used to use hydrocortisone when I had bites, poison oak, etc. but I have found that good old calamine lotion works...
  6. Thread: Surgery

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    Blessing and best of luck to you!

    Blessing and best of luck to you!
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    Oh no! But, it is great when there is a simple...

    Oh no! But, it is great when there is a simple diagnosis and cure, isn't it?
    Are you on a restricted diet now?
    I hope you are able to somewhat enjoy your down time.
  8. pcooley - I also need a lot of sleep, ideally...

    pcooley - I also need a lot of sleep, ideally 9-10 hours per night. I always have. I have made getting quality sleep a top priority (I have my own room because my dh snores) but it is still difficult...
  9. ANM, I like your style of doing gratitude lists!...

    ANM, I like your style of doing gratitude lists! I light a candle each night while I make a list. Somehow the act of lighting a candle seems to set my time off, or create a sort of sacred space where...
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    I agree, these stories are very motivating! ...

    I agree, these stories are very motivating!
    Aroha, my dd is 15 and has a hard time with organizing and letting go of stuff. Any tips to encourage teens?
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    Bau - I think you're probably right about the...

    Bau - I think you're probably right about the snares; I'll study up on that. Maybe I just have an urge to shoot something, even if it's an old beer can. It happens.

    Kaylr - I've never tried a...
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    Sounds fun! What's with the cow/UFO stickers?? ...

    Sounds fun!
    What's with the cow/UFO stickers??

    It sounds like you and SiouxzQ may have crossed paths, too! (See her thread.)

    ANyhow, nice to have you back!
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    Slingshots?

    Does any here use a slingshot? I used to be pretty good back in high school with my old wrist rocket. I'm thinking of taking it up again, just for target practice (I've never done any hunting, but,...
  14. Sounds like a fantastic trip (tho' the storm...

    Sounds like a fantastic trip (tho' the storm sounds scary)!
    It wasn't too hot for hiking at Moab?
    I'm curious as to what kind of tent and other equipment you use - we're looking into getting rid...
  15. I have a gnome :)

    I have a gnome :)
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    Aroha - I'm planning on doing a little wicker...

    Aroha - I'm planning on doing a little wicker fence this winter, and I'm hoping it will sprout into a hedge - what do you bet it won't?

    I've learned to use my pine needles as mulch. Silly, I have...
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    That's a great idea Spartana. I don't like having...

    That's a great idea Spartana. I don't like having an over-full pantry myself, as things tend to get overlooked and go to waste.
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    Hi Aroha! Welcome!

    Hi Aroha! Welcome!
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    Thank you Cathy! I always love to see your pretty...

    Thank you Cathy! I always love to see your pretty photos.
    Did you plant the milkweed or does it just grow on your property? I got some seeds but they didn't germinate.
  20. My neighbors do have beautiful gardens, and I...

    My neighbors do have beautiful gardens, and I have learned a lot about gardening from them.

    I'm working on getting my landscaping together. My garden has been a hodge-podge of permaculture...
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    I'm so sorry that you have lost a friend, and at...

    I'm so sorry that you have lost a friend, and at such a young age.

    I think it's wonderful that he was able to choose his own secret spot - in so many places burial in highly regulated.
    Where I...
  22. What a great experience for them Catherine!

    What a great experience for them Catherine!
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    I went through the masses of old writing,...

    I went through the masses of old writing, drawings, and paperwork that had gotten out of hand. I organized my little file cabinet. I had a moment of intense anxiety the night before because I thought...
  24. Thread: Apology

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    Very gracious Spartana. I didn't even notice the...

    Very gracious Spartana. I didn't even notice the upset, but I do appreciate your coming forth.
    :)
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    If it were me, I wouldn't do it. That's not an...

    If it were me, I wouldn't do it. That's not an invitation, that's like being drafted for crying out loud.
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