Thursday, February 2, 2012

MoOOOOooved!

We've moved, seeing as our life has moved from gardening to parenting we started a new blog.  Join us on our adventures, in the house, in the dirt, in the diapers.


The Outnumbered Mommy

-Theresa-

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cloth buns


Look at those bottoms. Want to know what I see?  Money.  My husband still sees a mess.  I see cloth diapers as an investment.  My husband still refers to disposables as 'Real diapers' and cloth diapers as 'hippy pants'.  He agreed to using the boys Christmas money to start a cloth diaper stash, only after I showed him some math.  We were spending $40 per month on diapers and wipes BEFORE our newest addition arrived, a newborn could have easily doubled that number.  DN arrived in November and our family gave us lots of disposable diapers, but one wonderful cousin gave us some gDiapers. We easily had two months worth of disposables, but because I have been using the gDiapers on him during the day we still have unopened boxes stacked in the closet.  I have already noticed a difference at the store.  I don't have to make a separate trip to BJ's for diapers and wipes.  It's also easy (surprise!).

Our diaper routine is smooth. The diapers for JD (2years) are all stacked in the bathroom, so if he has an accident we go to the bathroom, the liner goes in the sink for a rinse, and the gPants get re-stuffed with a new liner while he goes potty on his big boy potty.  He is much more aware of being wet in the cloth diapers and more likely to tell me when he has to go, he is doing great potty training and stays dry most of the time.  DN (2mo) has a changing station set up with his diapers and a box of cloth wipes in the living room.  Once he is all changed his soiled liners go into the bathroom to be rinsed.  I keep a laundry basket in the shower to collect the dirty diapers, wipes, underwear and clothing (CJ still has accidents).  I end up doing a load a day with diapers, which keeps me motivated to do laundry (one of those things I always put off). 

I am using gDiapers primarily, I have four medium and two small gPants and 6 of each size liners, I also have six custom covers and nine liners I picked up on etsy, I can't go a day without doing laundry because I run out of small liners but once DN wears medium I'll be fine for two days. We still put all three in disposables at night because I just don't see gDiapers being able to handle the night time volume.  Once I get a wet bag for upstairs I will diaper DN overnight.  I still need to research and pick out a good overnight diaper for JD & CJ so we can eliminate that disposable diaper too.

If you are interested in trying cloth wipes for free follow my cloth baby wipe tutorial over on instructables.

New Year, New Outlook

Blogging about a vegetable garden kind of stalls out late summer and doesn't pick up again until spring, because well, it's boring. 

"I picked some more tomatoes today, I threw them at the chickens, because well I am sick of tomatoes at this point and can't spend more hot days in the kitchen canning."

This year I am changing thing up.  Our garden will be just as involved, but we are going to branch out into our other green adventures. I plan to make at least one change in our lives every month this year, something frugal, something green, or maybe something that is both. 

By the end of January I would like my children to be 100% cloth, no more disposables on the little bottoms!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter



Being pregnant during the summer is not fun.  I worked in my garden as little as possible, but still managed a nice harvest.  Plenty of green beans, pepper rings, salsa and pickles are put away in the pantry and baggies of mixed veggies in the freezer.  We moved some plants into our south east facing window for the winter, the peppers are doing well.  I have some random pictures I have taken of our harvest on my cell phone (kids managed to break my camera not long after my last post)  I have been sharing some of my recipes and other projects on Instructables. Including my favorite hot pepper rings and apple pie filling!

And I can't end this post without a picture of our newest addition to the family, Baby Nic-Nick...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hot Hot Hot!

But the tomatoes are starting to turn red!  Only about a week away from tasty fresh salsa goodness!

Let me tell you, being 6 months pregnant is not fun in the summer, the weeds are taking over but I just can't sit out there in the sun and take care of the problem, well, next summer maybe I'll be able to do more, or able to con my hubby into helping more with the garden.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Holy Forks... Rain Again?!?!

It seems every time I head out to the garden we have more cucumbers, less tomato plants (damn hornworms) and it rains as soon as I start getting into things.  I spray 'worm be gone potion' (orange peel & vinegar) and it rains, I dust with DE and it rains.  I can't win. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today I found little green plum tomatoes on the plants that self seeded.  YAY! That means more salsa!  I am hoping some cherry tomato plants may have self seeded too *fingers crossed*