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Anne

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Yes, those are ramps! Mine are popping up too. https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/5930e6c0-6e42-4829-a95e-135151429053.jpeg

They are wonderful sauteed, or creamed like you would do with spinach. They freeze well if you blanche then first, too. I also like to make ramp butter, chop them really fine and just mix them in raw with heavy cream, a pinch of salt and a little bit of lemon juice. Mix and mix and mix until all the fat and liquid is separated and you have delicious green butter and buttermilk. The buttermilk is great in biscuits… Damn, I love ramp season.

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In my opinion, yes. They’re like really garlicky spinach. I spotted them in the woods behind my house when I was taking a second tour trying to decide between this and another place… They were the tipping point.

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They’re a great find, I hope you like them!

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Sweet sleepy babies! Thanks for sharing ❤️

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… If it’s three days or less, do you just not brush your teeth?

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Did you keep him? I had 4/6 of a straight run be roosters a couple years ago, but they killed one of my hens and had to be culled.

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The heater is necessary until they’re properly feathered, they need to stay around 95°F right now. That will be adjusted down around 5° a week until they are comfortable at room temperature. I don’t actually know how long they would last without it, but it’s obvious when they are miserable and cold. They all snuggle up together in a little clump and when they first came home they were very lethargic until they warmed up. It was about a 4 hour journey for them from the hatchery to home without heat.

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That sounds like it would tickle!

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I have to admit, I only posted because I was cracking myself up over that yolk.

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I only have one child, because she tried to kill me.

Going through the complications, the hospitalizations, the stress on my marriage, the fear and the sorrow and the anxiety… At the time it was all devastating. But then I held my healthy, beautiful daughter and I knew we had both survived it all. There was, of course, the natural biological rush of hormones and happy chemicals to ease labor and promote bonding. For me though, there was also a feeling of invincibility and adrenaline, like I had survived jumping off a cliff after a long tortuous hike to the top of a mountain. I don’t know how else to describe it.

Sure it could have killed me, but it didn’t!

Then factor in that for any woman, people will always ask when are you having another one? Peers at Mommy and Me, family members, old ladies at the grocery store, it’a a deeply personal decision and people treat it like chatting about the weather. Other Mom’s would tell me their birth stories and say but ‘it was all so worth the pain’ and I’d think, maybe I’m a wuss. Maybe I’m not as good of a mother as they are.

Think, too, of all the other stupid shit humans do that might kill them. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Do you drink? Cross the street without waiting for the traffic signal? Drive or ride in a car? And if so, what did you get out of it? You could have risked your life, or someone else’s, for nothing.

These women are risking their lives, but they’ve survived this ordeal before. And in return, they bring a new life into the world!

I still wouldn’t do it again, but I can’t blame any mother who does.

Anne,
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Those aren’t ads, Coca-Cola™ is just so crisp and refreshing that we can’t help talking about it naturally!

Anne,
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The most absurd thing I’ve seen a man refuse to do because of toxic masculinity is just scroll past an innocuous comment without replying a bunch of misogynistic bullshit.

What are some productive things to do when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep for a few hours?

I’m looking for suggestions that zombie-me could follow through with. The problem is I can barely bring myself to get out of bed, let alone do a useful task. It just wastes typically 2–5 hours of my life as I wait for tiredness to finally (re)take hold.

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I did cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia years ago, and at the time had the same issue with waking up and then laying in bed for hours trying to get back to sleep. It led to a horrible cycle of anxiety about whether I’d be able to sleep, which of course made it harder to sleep. The most important rules are to try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day. If you’re awake in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep after ten minutes, get out of bed and do something quiet with no screens. I recommend hand washing dishes, dusting, or folding laundry. This is productive, calm and quiet, and boring enough that you will be happy to go back to bed when your body says you’re ready. When you start doing this, you’re going to be even more tired during the day. Just suffer through it, don’t take a nap and don’t try to counteract it with caffeine or other stimulants! That will only exacerbate the cycle of insomnia. I also recommend keeping a journal of when you go to bed, every time you wake up, and when you’re finally up for the day. You might find that you naturally wake up less if you give yourself a different bed time window.

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I’m graduating this month at 31 and my friend, you have made a great decision for yourself! It’s incredibly difficult as an adult, but it’s going to feel completely worth it when you’re at the end. You’ll open up a new world of job opportunities, and if you ever have kids or take on a mentor type role for one you will be a living example for them to get through it too. I spent the first two years of college making jokes to my classmates about doing it a decade too late, but now I’m owning it. Those whipper snappers should try doing it alongside a full time job and a kid and a house with a currently flooded basement!

You’re going to do great. And, even if you don’t do great, all you need to do is PASS. That’s okay too!

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No, they are screwing with you!

Or I’m banned from the same instance, IDK.

Anne,
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This seems like a really predictable correlation…

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My daughter refused to sell her teeth, she still has them in a little jar. She fully believed in the tooth fairy, but didn’t think the transaction sounded fair.

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This is my favorite trick for getting them to go to bed early (free range) and to get them all in one spot for a quick health checkup. It’s the only way they’ll stay still long enough to inspect feets and butts.

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Oh, I hadn’t thought that peafowl could be white but of course that makes sense. She wouldn’t be wild then, someone must be missing their pet! I wish I had tried harder to get close to her, these seem to be expensive birds and I don’t think she’ll fare well here. Our woods are riddled with predators…

I’ll ask around with the neighbors and take a walk to look for her before it gets too dark.

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