It's been a long time since I shredded, salted and stored two cabbages in my new crock...now we get to see if there's anything edible inside!!!!
First I soaked up all the water from the rim...
One of my other Christmas gifts was a hand cranked stone grain mill. This mill is called the "Wonder Mill Junior Deluxe". It came with stone and steel burs. The stone is for grains and the steel is for oily things such as peanuts. Yes it makes peanut butter!
Tera and Byron helped me mill enough hard red organic wheat berries to make one loaf of bread. Eeeks...I needed Byron and Tera's help. I'm sure we'd eat less bread if I had to do this daily. We'd probably have no need to watch our weight either! My abs would be as rock hard as Brennen's (That's my nephew...I'm scoring brownie points.") Whoa those women back in the day worked hard....It's no wonder they'd rather haul their grains to the local mill!
I am excited about having this though. We can mill grains if we'd like and my girls think it's great fun! I think...it's great that they can have fun while learning a whole boatload of useful things. Tera insisted on milling most of it. She smiled the whole time. I wonder how long it would last if I woke her up each day to this chore.
Speaking of Tera, she is such a sweet (most of the time) practical sensible girl Her name Tera (meaning earth) is so appropriate for her. Her feet are really grounded. I'm very proud of her desire to be independent and her fearlessness in learning new skills. Saturday I awoke to her rattling around in the kitchen. She had unloaded the dishwasher and was making breakfast. All on her own she made skillet fried potatoes and onions, fried eggs and biscuits. We ate the biscuits with some pure cane syrup my Mother bought for me recently from her hometown, Jayess, MS. Yep...pronounced - J - S. When I was young I spelled it that way!
(look at my micro seed blocks all planted in the back)