Sarah commented to ask me two questions. Leave it to technology... but when I clicked to reply back to her comments, my computer opened up 30 of the same windows and I had to shut down in order to get it to stop opening more windows! Sadly, I've lost the comment and questions. But they were so worth answering! I'll have to post my two very brief answers:
What kind of grain mill do I use?
I have a K-Tec grain mill that I bought five years ago. It still works like a dream. But, it is very loud, and so I do my milling in the garage. I have been around Whisper Mills over the years. If I my K-Tec ever dies, I will probably buy a Whisper Mill. You'll laugh at this: before we bought the K-Tec, we had a Corona hand-cranked mill that I anchored to the coffee table with pads to prevent it from denting the wood. It was HARD work, but we had to make do with what we had! When I was pregnant with Spiderman, we finally scraped up the money for an electric mill. We were in grad school... we had to be very, very frugal!
What kind of milk do we drink?
We buy certified raw milk from a dairy nearby us. We have been drinking "real milk" since Rainbow was diagnosed with failure to thrive at her one year check-up (2001). At the time, we were vegans but saw a need for real milk in our lives. Check out www.realmilk.com for more information about raw milk. It has been a desire of mine to blog about why we don't drink homogenized milk... there is so much to blog about! One step at a time, right :)