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by mooretrees
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 597
Views: 154079

Re: the animal's journal

Fantastic progress! A mostly completed house is right around the corner. Any permaculture books you recommend? I've got Gaia's Garden and have liked it so far. Also, maybe the former ffj could be a resource for chestnuts? I think chestnuts are native to the american south and I wonder if he's got ac...
by mooretrees
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE
Replies: 63
Views: 4351

Re: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE

Cool to hear about the permaculture workshop! Really excited to hear what you learn and are able to implement.
by mooretrees
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Incassaforte encore AMA interview
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Incassaforte encore AMA interview

I'm also curious how you and your wife met, I always love relationship origin stories. Also totally understand if that's not an interesting question. Here's my 'real' question; what do you think of this recent (maybe it's been going on longer?) trend of turning to indigenous people for ideas about h...
by mooretrees
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 667
Views: 172372

Re: m741's ERE Journal

There are so many areas in the national forests in the West that have great camping spots that free, away from people and not too hard to find. Just got to drive down some forest service roads and explore a bit. Bring water and a good map and you will be set.
by mooretrees
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just Gravy
Replies: 114
Views: 12776

Re: Just Gravy

Holy cow! Poor little man. Poor you! I'm glad he's recovered, sounds so awful to see your little one so sick. I feel that if you think moving in with your mom is worth it, then it's worth the stress of living with her. One of my sisters lived with our parents for years. It was really beneficial for ...
by mooretrees
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 362
Views: 81240

Re: mooretrees journal

Those books sound very similar indeed. The Inuits are presented as a culture that is extremely patient with kids and has the belief that of course they'll be messy/loud/wild etc, they're kids! I think with praise I used it as a confidence booster/acknowledgment. Plus, that's just what other parents ...
by mooretrees
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE
Replies: 63
Views: 4351

Re: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE

Nice progress with water and electricity! What vaccine did you get, 12 weeks seems very long in between shots. I'm used to the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines and their timeframes are more like three/four weeks respectively.

Hope minimizing and health and all you projects keep progressing!
by mooretrees
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 258
Views: 15640

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I know this reads like I am harkening back to simple notion of comparative advantage, but really I am doing the opposite because the range of activities that a human can engage in that lie in the realm between frugal home economics and managing stock market investments is HUUUUUUGE! I mean, anythin...
by mooretrees
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 362
Views: 81240

Re: mooretrees journal

@7w5, I hadn't thought of that connection. Also, someday I'd love to hear the story of your forum name. @Vaikeasti, thanks! I feel like there's still so much to learn, do, and get better at. Baby steps! I've started a good parenting book, Hunt, Gather, Parent. It's been really interesting so far. Ba...
by mooretrees
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 858
Views: 126359

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I've watched the Wheaton thread with interest and some lack of understanding too. For some folks it seems like increasing their Wheaton level IS the goal. I know it's more than that, but I don't really get it. I don't really care what my level is, and I've never found too much in common with the cha...
by mooretrees
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 112
Views: 12889

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

Hmm, salt and chilies sounds really good, thanks! I knew you'd be the one to chime in with good suggestions :D
by mooretrees
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 112
Views: 12889

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

I clabbered whole unpasteurized milk recently. It's really too fermented, but not bad. I added honey to offset the intense fermentation flavor, but it's not that tasty. I'm hoping someone has some suggestions for how to use it so it doesn't go to waste. It really needs to be mixed in something or di...
by mooretrees
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling

Nice! With nice weather approaching big plans can now commence!
by mooretrees
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 186
Views: 16797

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

It really feels like the documentary project is simmering in the background for you. It's cool that you've got some much time and interest to listen/learn from your dad. So many good memories. Do you have him on any recordings? I can't tell you how many times I've wished I could listen to my favorit...
by mooretrees
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling

My primary advice is to just go do it. You have the gear, are more competent with bikes than I was on all three of my tours and have some fitness base. I did my first tour on an old 10 speed I found near a dumpster. The next tour I added a few lower gears and that was amazing. I think any mountain b...
by mooretrees
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just Gravy
Replies: 114
Views: 12776

Re: Just Gravy

Ha, I was just thinking of doing that same thing-get up early and have some time to myself. I can get some time in the evening, but I'm so brain dead its not really the same. I'm a morning person for sure. Sounds like really good progress on ending the relationship and protecting your kids from the ...
by mooretrees
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 565
Views: 129684

Re: Lemur Journal!

Pretty cool update Lemur! I hope the increased work stays interesting.
by mooretrees
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 507
Views: 159701

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

davetheram12, any specific Pilates videos you would recommend?
by mooretrees
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 362
Views: 81240

Re: mooretrees journal

Feb Spending: Food Home: 557.93 Food out: 66.75 Bills: 238.50 Animals: 369.44 Vehicles: Ins: 42.37 Fuel: 75.19 Books: 30.73 Garden: 23.74 Entertainment: 16.97 Hobbies: 88.26 (violin lessons and candle wick) Gifts: 66.94 Clothes: 46.74 Electronics: 32.99 Health: 287.27 Total Out: 1943.82 Total In: 22...
by mooretrees
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 362
Views: 81240

Re: mooretrees journal

@dp, I haven't heard of Progressive Muscle Relaxation before. I'll check it out. I get your point. My basic good-naturedness is not something I work on, so it's kinda weirdly prevented me from focusing on concrete skills to maintain emotional stability. I do think it's the same with money! One area ...