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Old 04-02-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Holy Cannoli, Gand! I wonder how they do it, is there a schedule? Nigh shift?

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It is MUD season in the North! Hooray! Just got my shoe stuck in the mud on a path around a pond while walking the dogs. Must soon take them for their "spring cleaning" drive-thru dog wash. Then they'll get all mucked up all over again, lol.
Shoes? What are those? I haven't worn a shoe since November.


Jean_ji, my neighbor shears and has no one to take the wool. They have one sheep, Matilda. She mows the lawn for them. He's (the neighbor) also single and lonely, this could be a bad plan........

 
Old 04-02-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Waterville
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I belong to that sub culture, it's always interesting. Vegan knitters work with non animal fiber, either out of personal convictions or allergies to animal fibers. Shearing animals for fiber is acceptable to me other than practices used by some Australian breeders. As far as the plant based fibers, many are produced using a rayon type extrusion process that isn't very environmentally friendly.

Silk production kills the silk worm although there is a silk sold by a company doesn't kill the worms, for a higher price of course. There is even organic wool, I'm leery of that claim and again it is higher priced. I wanted to grow a cotton plant, but they are not allowed in FL, or any cotton producing state because of boll weevils.

I've processed a sheep fleece; washing, carding and spinning it to use in weaving and knitting. It was interesting to do, but labor intensive. I'm happy buying processed fiber but still spinning it. Spinning can be a very meditative activity, it is for me. I belong to a guild in NY and one in FL, both have many members, I'm always happy to find others that love all things fiber.

There is wool fiber and yarn produced called super wash that does not felt. The fiber is processed dissolving the microscopic scale structure, which is what grabs together and felts. Of course there are sheep breeds that have fleeces that are more difficult to felt too.

Oops, sorry, my passion is showing.
Fantastic! I love all things fiber. I have never spun on a wheel, but I have tried spindling. I have bought almost all my roving from etsy and wow, some fascinating wool people there. Since I don't like to knit, I am more into the felting arts. I do have a quantity of superwash pencil roving that I was planning to use for a type of hooking - cannot for the life of me recall the proper term right now.

Needless to say that upon retiring and relocating, the bins and bins and bins of fiber will come with.

Btw, I think that the vegan objection to silk is the exploitative use of the organism's product. Similar to humans using cows milk for food or draft animals for pulling/carrying loads.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I don't want a crown.

I want a tiara. A diamond one.
Get a diamond inlay in that crown. Bling!
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I would rather be outside during one than inside.
In California, building codes make it safer to be inside than out. The code doesn't try to keep your building undamaged, but instead to keep the occupants undamaged.

In an older building in a non-earthquake-prone area, I agree that outside (away from trees and power lines) seems safer.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Modern dentistry is not painful except very briefly when getting the local injection(s). Why do you need courage? I have never felt the need for courage. Going to the dentist is analogous to going to any other appointment - CPA, dropping off a car to have it worked on, meeting in connection with work, etc.
My left brain knows this. Even my right brain believes this. But my lizard brain freaks out. Nitrous or Valium, or don't touch me!
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I was told I needed peridontal (sp?) treatment (scaling) years ago . . . and I started researching everything I could about dental health and what alternatives there were to accepted regimen.


Salt water rinses are one of the best things we can do to help eliminate gum disease.

I floss.

I swish coconut oil around in my mouth for 1 min. every day after brushing and using a salt water rinse.

I have switched to a tea tree oil toothpaste.

Flouride is poison.

Root canals can be very dangerous and bacteria can be left in the tooth/jaw.
My former dentist was a family dentist and they mostly served military families, who are always short of money. So his inclination was first to do the least expensive reasonable treatment. When we started showing signs of periodontal ails, he said to first use the antibiotic (I think) mouthwash for six months. That worked, so no need for deep cleaning then.

We're doing low sodium lives (heart and blood pressure history on all sides of the families). Does salt water rinse work with that? I loathe mouthwash, but I wouldn't mind a salt water rinse.

Yes, root canals can be dangerous. But so can other treatments. Ya' pays yer money and ya' takes yer chances.
 
Old 04-03-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Hate using this phone....more next week
 
Old 04-03-2014, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Umbria is in North Carolina!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!

How was the trip?
Are you okay?
 
Old 04-03-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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My left brain knows this. Even my right brain believes this. But my lizard brain freaks out. Nitrous or Valium, or don't touch me!
Nitrous oxide is the best thing for anxious people at the dentist.

I sat there having a tooth pulled and I didn't have a care in the world.
I wasn't giggling, I wasn't being goofy, I just didn't care.
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