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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,119
Posted By Bensmommy
With DS- 6 months, then was told to wean by his...

With DS- 6 months, then was told to wean by his gastroenterologist because he was "allergic" to my milk-- HUGE mistake-- don't ever fall for that one!
With DD- almost 4 years.  She self weaned in a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bensmommy
I'm so glad we have our girls out back...

I'm so glad we have our girls out back http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chicken3.gif

They go from the nest to the fridge (because we generally have a surplus and I can't keep that...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   05-18-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,185
Posted By Bensmommy
For those of us with heavy metal issues, the...

For those of us with heavy metal issues, the risk is toooooo great for breakage. We're sticking with regular bulbs until LCDs get better.
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-10-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Bensmommy
Because the fermented CLO is a "food" and not a...

Because the fermented CLO is a "food" and not a "supplement" they are not allowed to label with IU, etc.

Here's a page to help you with the conversion:...
Forum: Gardening   01-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Bensmommy
Chickens!...

Chickens! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Gardening   01-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Bensmommy
Aloe hates "wet feet" and traditional potting...

Aloe hates "wet feet" and traditional potting soil can hold too much water. There is special soil for succulants. Also, think tropical--- they need sun! An aloe inside will be a sad...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Bensmommy
Ugh- we slid off the TF bandwagon when I had to...

Ugh- we slid off the TF bandwagon when I had to return to work. Now I'm convicted to make it all work together (TF + work) despite it seeming rather overwhelming!

My son (very picky- ASD kid with...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bensmommy
They make nice stew and soups. I don't care for...

They make nice stew and soups. I don't care for the meat in sandwich style, but rather still in the "wet method" that they were cooked in. Hen's don't put much energy into their meat, since they are...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-03-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
  Smokers
Views: 426
Posted By Bensmommy
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif When I saw the title of your post, I thought you were looking for TFers that were smokers!!!! I thought, "That's a strange thread..."...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Bensmommy
Yep, we also avoid soy (even go to great lengths...

Yep, we also avoid soy (even go to great lengths to get organic soy-free feed for our chickens!). As for raw milk- we love that it is a whole food (even adults can live with it as their sole source...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-28-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Bensmommy
Recipe please????!!!! I love clotted cream!

Recipe please????!!!! I love clotted cream!
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Bensmommy
The things you mentioned sound real good. The...

The things you mentioned sound real good. The hardboiled eggs are fabulous and will keep for a week if refrigerated. I you drink milk, bring a gallon of raw milk, or some kefir or kombucha. Rotate...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bensmommy
It freezes very well. We buy it in bulk and...

It freezes very well. We buy it in bulk and freeze all the time. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-08-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Bensmommy
Yes, raw milk is completely "self digesting". It...

Yes, raw milk is completely "self digesting". It contains the enzymes necessary to break it down with or without your digestive enzymes. If you are severely lactose intolerant, then allowing the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bensmommy
I was the only kid in my school that ever ate...

I was the only kid in my school that ever ate liverwurst!!!! I love it http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif US Wellness makes a very yummy liverwurst. My 3 year old eats it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Bensmommy
Yes, even pasturized butter from grass fed cows...

Yes, even pasturized butter from grass fed cows would be yellow at this time of year. I'd inquire...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-08-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bensmommy
Cook with it or feed it to my chickens! They...

Cook with it or feed it to my chickens! They about trample me when I bring out a bowl of sour milk http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif:
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-24-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Bensmommy
What part of Florida? I'm in Central Florida...

What part of Florida? I'm in Central Florida (the Tampa Bay Area) and have some contacts in this area for grass-fed, pastured meats. Let me know if that will help!
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-21-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bensmommy
Eat to hunger but use the best food you can...

Eat to hunger but use the best food you can create! Nutrient dense is the way to go. Your body will hold on to stores while you EBF; you'll loose some weight, but not nearly all of it. Once the babe...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-18-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
  Turnips
Views: 203
Posted By Bensmommy
Blanch them, then freeze. I do this with...

Blanch them, then freeze. I do this with collards from my fall garden. If you have a foodsaver (sucks out the air), that's what I do-- blanch, plunge into ice water (to stop the cooking), pat dry,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-18-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Bensmommy
I'm not a mom with a heart kid- bless you...

I'm not a mom with a heart kid- bless you women!!!- but I am a nurse that has worked NICU/CVPICU, so please allow me to chime in, if you will. I agree with all about the no feeds, open chest,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-18-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Bensmommy
Sounds like it's time for ya'll to get some...

Sounds like it's time for ya'll to get some backyard chickens! We've got 5 and are rolling in eggs. The chickens are great around the kids and a hoot to watch.

We have an Eglu Cube as our hen...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Bensmommy
Um- I'd probably skim the top and still use the...

Um- I'd probably skim the top and still use the broth if you truly think it could have been splashed with soap. If there is no soapy taste, then I'd still cook with it. I tend to live on the edge,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-29-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bensmommy
If you have animals, give them some! They love...

If you have animals, give them some! They love sour milk!
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-26-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Bensmommy
Raw homemade kefir, strawberries, blueberries,...

Raw homemade kefir, strawberries, blueberries, frozen banana, raw honey.

Super simple, but it get's my kids to drink kefir!
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