Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Rachel--24

Omg...i Might Be On To Something

Recommended Posts

Yes, Thank you, Donna--gauchos. I was trying to think of the word to tell Andrea. I bought a pair of wide-legged capri pants this summer--I don't know why they weren't just called gauchos because that's what they look like! Very comfortable. My summer 'uniform' is a t-shirt or sleeveless top, capri pants and Birkenstocks. That's how I'm the most comfortable :D I guess I'll live in the ho-hum section of Rachelville--kind of in the middle of town.....

Update on my water challenge! Doing really well so far. I think I am on to something with this. Whether the filter uses wheat or coconut--for me it dosen't matter--I'm sensitive to both. I hope it keeps up, though--I've had a lot of good false starts before :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes, Thank you, Donna--gauchos. I was trying to think of the word to tell Andrea. I bought a pair of wide-legged capri pants this summer--I don't know why they weren't just called gauchos because that's what they look like! Very comfortable. My summer 'uniform' is a t-shirt or sleeveless top, capri pants and Birkenstocks. That's how I'm the most comfortable :D I guess I'll live in the ho-hum section of Rachelville--kind of in the middle of town.....

Update on my water challenge! Doing really well so far. I think I am on to something with this. Whether the filter uses wheat or coconut--for me it dosen't matter--I'm sensitive to both. I hope it keeps up, though--I've had a lot of good false starts before :unsure:

we will have our own well in the commune....perfect water all the time and no filters!

Patti you won't have to live in the ho-hum section because there won't be one! :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celia--There were a lot of small cracks and holes from taking down pictures and stuff to fill. It's a pretty big room with a bath room and they both have cathedral ceilings. Since we're painting everything from the ceilings down, my husband wants to go thru and make the walls perfect before we paint. He's doing this part all by himself--I'm not in the room at all. When it settles, I'll vaccum and get rid of the bag. I'm also sleeping in the guest room tonight to be safe. Wouldn't it be funny if this spackle had no wheat in it? I don't know (not listed) so I'm playing it safe ;) I actually like to paint--I edge and he rolls :D

Our town definately has to have a fresh water spring!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the idea of a fresh water spring....those are extemely hard to come by if the land around them even exists anymore.

I we have sections, we'd be in the double ho-hum side according to most of you.

Patti,

I prefer to roll and my hubby does great with the edging. I always get paint on the ceiling or edging where it's not supposed to be. :huh:

Hubby's comment: I agree but is sure does give the room character. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
As long as you're dressed. :P That's Rachelville's rules.

I do wear dresses and skirts BTW and I dress modestly when I'm out. If you're more comfortable in other things I'm not going to knock you for it (as long as your dressed). I'm definately not into nudist colonies...do those things even still exist? We all need to live with our conscience and try not to offend others at the same time...a delicate balance to say the least.

LMAO!!

all of a sudden I've become a hippie nudist?? :lol::lol:

Hehe...I'm definately neither one of those! Remember...I did say I love clothes! Just not the long dresses and bonnets. <_<

They look good on the Mennonites I see at the grocery store....but cant see myself ever wearing anything like that. :blink:

I'll stick to my ballcaps and overalls. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We need to live where there is a quality doctor, just in case I get pneumonia again - he he. Can I have my wine cooler in the kitchen. Don't drink it often enough and it stays forever in the cooler.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LMAO!!

all of a sudden I've become a hippie nudist?? :lol::lol:

Hehe...I'm definately neither one of those! Remember...I did say I love clothes! Just not the long dresses and bonnets. <_<

They look good on the Mennonites I see at the grocery store....but cant see myself ever wearing anything like that. :blink:

I'll stick to my ballcaps and overalls. ;)

Did I say that?! :lol::lol: No I'm not Urkel either. :lol:

I've always thought the mennonites dress looked neat and tidy.

So let see, I can send you shopping for me right? I hate shopping, unless I can shop online. :o I know, so unlike a girl to not like shopping, but I'm sure you'll recover from the shock. :blink::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My husband and I love to take day/weekend trips to Lancaser, Pa. It is such beautiful country, and a lot of Mennonites and Amish people live there. Their farms are so picturesque--it looks like a painting!

OMG....this is sooo how I picture it in my head!! Well...probably cause thats what I recall it looking like on TV. :ph34r:

I love shopping...can we have our farm within a couple of hours of a shopping mall, lol. :lol:

:lol:

See....now this is where I'm torn. <_< I want the picturesque landscape with the green hills, flowers, and serenity... but then we HAVE to have the mall right on the other side of the hill or I might die!! :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Husband (Mitch) narration following:

If you are fortunate enough to live on a farm with a shopping mall in the not to far distance, that would be the ideal thing. You could either have someone else do your shopping or do it yourself. This works well especially around birthdays and christmas. In other words if you have someone else do your shopping it'd be like farming out that task. Or if you do it yourself, you'd be farming out the gifts. So you see, farming and shopping have a lot in common. :wacko:

My add on:

Mitch drives semi so he can haul back all the stuff you buy. :lol:

Mitch's addon: Say...it sounds like farming, shopping and truck driving all have something in common. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We need to live where there is a quality doctor, just in case I get pneumonia again - he he. Can I have my wine cooler in the kitchen. Don't drink it often enough and it stays forever in the cooler.

go to the "it's official we don't need men any more" thread - - - they are looking for a single fabulous Celiac doctor for me.....I will accept that but would prefer the man to be a single fabulous VETERINARIAN - - maybe we can find both.... :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
See....now this is where I'm torn. <_< I want the picturesque landscape with the green hills, flowers, and serenity... but then we HAVE to have the mall right on the other side of the hill or I might die!! :o

Yah, maybe if it's a big hill we won't see the mall and people won't try to infiltrate our cult farm with glutenous thoughts and we can still get our shopping fixes.

Hum, alcohol, well I don't drink much anymore...I'm a cheap date...half a glass and I'm tipsy...we'd better have a "drunk shack" somewhere on the property. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also hate shopping but there must a good nursery, a Target and a Marshall's or TJ Maxx within 45 minutes, and we won't need to shop for food as we will have an entire team of celiac chefs to not only cook the food but forage for it and BRING it in for us :rolleyes:

We'll have computers so we can shop online for everything :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting back to the Amish/Mennonite thing--there's also the Bruderhof (the brotherhood)--a group similar to Mennonites located close to Pittsburgh. They also dress very conservatively, and they seem to place high value on education and the Arts. Many of them take violin lessons (and probably other instruments), and I see them come to Symphony Concerts when we play in their area. The children are always extremely well-behaved, and the older children behave very kindly and responsibly toward the younger children.

I used to have this sort of fantasy about taking my family and staying with one of these groups for a summer to help them with their work in exchange for room and board. I like their work ethic and would love to teach my children about what hard work and self-sufficiency is really like!

Problem #1: We are Jewish, and they may dislike that.

Problem #2: The Amish would certainly not want me visiting them, at least with my violin, as singing hymns is the only music allowed (playing musical instruments is not, it's considered fancy).

Problem #3: Gluten...unless there is a celiac family we could stay with!

But just imagine the life lessons one could learn...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andrea--your Mitch is a hoot! I think he'd get along great with my husband. Actually sounds like something Mark would have said :D So your husband drives a semi? My older son drives for a national trucking company (not a semi, though) My husband works for the same company--but in the office here in South Jersey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Andrea--your Mitch is a hoot! I think he'd get along great with my husband. Actually sounds like something Mark would have said :D So your husband drives a semi? My older son drives for a national trucking company (not a semi, though) My husband works for the same company--but in the office here in South Jersey.

It's hard to find someone with a sense of humor like Mitch's :P . Mitch's reply...at least I drive a semi and not the good humor trucks. My reply...He drives flatbed locally but it's anywhere from 8-16 hour days. Maybe being on the road all by himself contributes to his sense of humor. We had a church member that has since moved that was right in with him...like two peas in a pod. He was actually best man at our wedding. Mitch's reply...That pea thing, that confirms that farming and trucking have something in common. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:o

Yah, maybe if it's a big hill we won't see the mall and people won't try to infiltrate our cult farm with glutenous thoughts and we can still get our shopping fixes.

ROFLMAO

Yeah...we defintaley cant have glutenous thoughts invading our nice gluten free, corn free , msg free, sulfite free, casein free cult farm!! :lol:

Too much civilization and you never know what could happen. We'll have to keep our cows on leashes or they might wander over to the mall where some teenager may decide it would be great fun to tip them!! Or even worse....feed them gluteney foods!! :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:o

ROFLMAO

Yeah...we defintaley cant have glutenous thoughts invading our nice gluten free, corn free , msg free, sulfite free, casein free cult farm!! :lol:

Too much civilization and you never know what could happen. We'll have to keep our cows on leashes or they might wander over to the mall where some teenager may decide it would be great fun to tip them!! Or even worse....feed them gluteney foods!! :o

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Those damn teenagers! How dare they!! Maybe we could add some geese to our farm to patrol the boundaries. They're so fierce and mean that our cows would be afraid to wander past them! :P

Cissie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My dad once threw a knife salesman off our front porch...not nearly as exciting as throwing a rock star off the front porch, but it was all we had, lol. :lol:

Oh, Donna, you poor deprived girl, I'm so sorry! :( If only you had lived in Memphis! We had a gracious plenty, enough to go around for sure! :P

Cissie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so moving to the cult farm when I get back from Australia :lol:. I'm not milking any cows, but I guess I'll expose myself to the dangers of the other side of the hill, at least once in a while, to do the shopping...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bah forget the mall, thats what olnie shopping is for, and we can always send Mitch out with is truck to the nearest town to get stuff once a month.

Im all for the attack geese guards! great idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm not milking any cows, but I guess I'll expose myself to the dangers of the other side of the hill, at least once in a while, to do the shopping...

:lol:

Mango...

I'm going with you over the hill for sure!! Count me in for the shopping. :D

I'll milk the cows too!

hehe....see I cant be voted off the farm if I'm doing the shopping and milking now can I...even if I dont wear bonnets I'm good for some stuff. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What a diverse group we have here.... it's so wonderful :) We have all different nationalities, come from all different cultures have different spiritual beliefs and we all get along so well. Most of all we all care about each other.... I'm so proud of us :)

I think it was Ursla that pointed it out a while ago, all of us have gone trhough medical heck to get here, and that serves to bind us as a family.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Im all for the attack geese guards! great idea!

Yeah...the geese idea was brilliant!

Too funny. :lol:

Its good to know we've got all bases covered on the farm. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...