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Forum: Gardening   05-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
Thankfully we got 1.5 inches of rain yesterday!...

Thankfully we got 1.5 inches of rain yesterday! Now our garden will take off. I've been watering but it's not the same as rain. It's been so dry here.
Forum: Infertility   05-12-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By makinleesmom
Thanks ladies. Well I don't know if I will get...

Thanks ladies. Well I don't know if I will get my beta today or not. My nurse forgot to email me the orders yesterday. So IF she gets my message at 8 and sends them to me then I probably will not...
Forum: Gardening   05-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
How is everyone's garden doing at this point? ...

How is everyone's garden doing at this point?

Our peppers & tomoatoes are slowly starting to take off. We've had some cooler weather lately & no rain. My cucumbers, squash, & zucchini look...
Forum: Infertility   05-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By makinleesmom
Yesterday we received great news. My beta came...

Yesterday we received great news. My beta came back 1185 at 14dp5dt or around 20dpo. This was our 3rd FET cycle and we transferred our last 3 embryos (grade A). The first one ended in a m/c at 5.5...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   04-07-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,373
Posted By makinleesmom
I'm in Caldwell so that's too far for us....

I'm in Caldwell so that's too far for us. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Gardening   03-29-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
I went ahead and planted what I had started...

I went ahead and planted what I had started indoors. I am however waiting 1 more week before I plant my tomatoes, peppers and all other southern summer veggies like squash, eggplant, cucumbers,...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   03-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,373
Posted By makinleesmom
Just curious if anyone found cow share or...

Just curious if anyone found cow share or resource in North LA? I'm banging my head against a wall around here. Everyone has cows but not dairy & they certainly are not milking. I had a source but...
Forum: Gardening   03-18-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
We do grow garlic and onions. I plant onion...

We do grow garlic and onions. I plant onion starts in Jan. for a summer crop and Sept for a winter crop. Garlic, yes I have some in the ground put I have never gotten a big hearty bulb before...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By makinleesmom
Do you think it's boring or more in a slump? I'm...

Do you think it's boring or more in a slump? I'm having these feelings more and more lately myself. However, I'm not sure if it's because I'm boring. LOL. My life however is boring. We live in a...
Forum: Gardening   03-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
Right, that's what I was just told. I guess this...

Right, that's what I was just told. I guess this year we will have to add hoops to our bed so that I can grow those things this fall/winter. Really bummed because I spent most of the winter...
Forum: Gardening   03-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By makinleesmom
I thought I would start a thread for those of us...

I thought I would start a thread for those of us living in the deep south.
I thought I had everything worked out for planting this spring but after speaking again with my grandfather & another...
Forum: Gardening   03-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By makinleesmom
You can use any type sand. Play sand should be...

You can use any type sand. Play sand should be fine.
Forum: Gardening   03-11-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,027
Posted By makinleesmom
There are several vidoes on YouTube that show...

There are several vidoes on YouTube that show you how to make them from rubbermaid tubs. Also we have the Can O'Worms from Planet Natural and it works well. We keep ours in our garage year round out...
Forum: Gardening   03-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By makinleesmom
Genvieve Basil loves the heat. We are zone 8 and...

Genvieve Basil loves the heat. We are zone 8 and I rarely plant our basil before May. Direct sun, heat, & lots of water is what works here.
Forum: Gardening   03-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By makinleesmom
We had this same problem a few years ago and...

We had this same problem a few years ago and what we did to fix it was 2 things:
1. we mixed in 1/4-1/2 sand for drainage
2. made sure our beds were level

The sand made a huge difference in the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-05-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By makinleesmom
There is a smoked trout pate that I can find at...

There is a smoked trout pate that I can find at whole foods sometimes that I don't mind. The ingredients are similar. I think I'll try to find some smoked trout on localharvest.org and make my own...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-05-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By makinleesmom
Thank you for the reply. I will amp up our...

Thank you for the reply. I will amp up our Shrimp intake to 2x week. We actually love it and can get it fresh or either frozen within days of being caught. Crab will still have to be a splurge...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-04-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By makinleesmom
We eat a traditional foods diet and have for...

We eat a traditional foods diet and have for many years as I was primarily raised on this type of diet even though we didn't have a name for it. However, once TTC our first child I was dx'd with...
Forum: Infertility   09-20-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By makinleesmom
Thanks. I really hope that is what it is. I'm...

Thanks. I really hope that is what it is. I'm waiting to hear back from my nurse to see if they will let me take my Beta early.
Forum: Infertility   09-20-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By makinleesmom
This was not a fresh IVF it was FET so there was...

This was not a fresh IVF it was FET so there was no HCG used in my protocol at all. Hoping it was just a fluke test.
Forum: Infertility   09-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By makinleesmom
After 1.5 years of TTC #2 I am 8dp5dt (FET). I...

After 1.5 years of TTC #2 I am 8dp5dt (FET). I took a HPT 2 days ago and got a BFP. This morning I took another and the line is lighter instead of darker. I still have 5 days until my beta and I'm...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By makinleesmom
I just bought and received some sprouted/sifted...

I just bought and received some sprouted/sifted wheat. I wonder how it will work as a replacement for unbleached white? I purchased the sifted because it's supposed to be lighter for cakes and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-26-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By makinleesmom
I'm trying to make yogurt. I ordered cultures...

I'm trying to make yogurt. I ordered cultures from Culturesforhealth.com and received them. I added per directions 1 tsp to 1/2 cup milk and set out. It says to let it set 24-48 hours for the first...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-25-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By makinleesmom
Thank you. I felt I was missing something or...

Thank you. I felt I was missing something or doing something wrong. I have always baked bread but you hear so many stories on how white flour is so bad for you that I assumed I was missing something...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-25-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By makinleesmom
What are you using when the NT & WF recipes call...

What are you using when the NT & WF recipes call for unbleached all purpose flour? Brands? Organic? Wheat? I'm currently using unbleached white flour (Gold Metal I think) because it's all we can get...
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