You asked for it, now you got it! Here’s a review and tutorial of me showing you how to mill wheat into flour using my Vitalmill grinder. I use hard winter white wheat. If you are not sure which kind of wheat to get, you may want to revisit my Red Wheat Vs White Wheat post.
I made some pumpkin puree this evening to freeze for making pies and mostly pumpkin bread and I thought I’d post a how-to. It’s actually fairly simple to make the puree but I try to do it as easily as possible.
Many of my readers I’m sure are already the homesteading type. As I mentioned in my last post, I have been trying to get really intense on little ways to make or save a little money here and there so we can put it towards our goal of living on the homestead. We have the property, but no job in the area and not a whole lot more than water on the land as of yet. This past summer we put a little money into getting a bunch of trees cleared from our homesite, and we invested in a good Stihl chainsaw. The chainsaw is awesome, I might add – I can still lift it to cut, though I am a bit too weak for my own comfort. But it is a nice powerful saw and still usable for me if I ever had to take over the tree-cutting-down duty from Mr. Hot Stuff.
Something that I wanted to share and maybe it’s just me wanting to put thoughts to paper. I work at a credit union as a lead, which means if there are any big problems with people’s accounts I get to muddle it all out. Given that, and also the fact that I also trade currency on the foreign exchange market, I get a pretty good glimpse of what’s happening financially. And I will tell you – the last few years have been scary. Our credit union has been repossessing a lot of BMWs and Mercedes. People have saddled themselves into $700-$1000/month car payments and are suddenly out of a job. Can you imagine? a $1000/month car payment!
Well this last weekend was great! Sorry about the long absence… no promises that it won’t happen again, either 🙂 I just don’t have time while I’m still working but the good news is we probably only have another 6-9 months to go before I can officially be a STAY HOME MOM and won’t that be great! I’m pretending that I’m one today… my little sister got married early last week and I took the entire week off last week and also today.
I got myself a nice new Piteba oil expeller and this post will show me using to to make hand pressed pumpkin seed and sunflower oil. Here’s the machine. It’s imported from Holland… oddly enough this sort of tool is not easy to get a hold of here in the States. It is, though, quite reasonably priced even to pay for it to come from Holland.
Hi everyone! Long time no see, eh? OK well the truth of the matter is that my job basically sucks the life out of me these days, leaving me listless at the end of the day and no energy to do anything creative usually, especially not blogging. The light, however, has appeared at the end of the tunnel – Mr. Hot Stuff is done with school in about 5 months. Woohoo!
Sorry about the long absence, all my faithful fans 🙂 There was a small IE problem at work and when it was “fixed” for some reason I can’t get blogger to come up, and since that was where I did most of my posting… well.
Well, not fully away, but mostly. We get WIC from the state which helps us a LOT right now. We go through probably 3-4 gallons of milk a week. I was so excited last month when I posted that there is now local fresh milk in the stores from the SPOKANE’S FAMILY FARM. The stuff is fantastic, tastes great, low-heat pasteurized… I can’t wait to make cheese from it.
The other day I was at the grocery store and I needed to get milk. I was walking through the aisle and as I was approaching the milk section I noticed something different. A strange new brand of milk was next to my normal Darigold. As I walked closer, I started to be able to make out the words on the label.