Something I've been doing for years is grinding my own grain for our breads, muffins and pancakes. It doesn't take that much more effort (especially with an electric grain mill) and the taste is spectacular. I experiemented for months and months, making all my breads by hand, to find just the right recipe to use with my grain so I've put in my time and I know that if called upon, I've got the skills. But OH the convenience, OH the smell, OH the joy of fresh baked bread waiting for you in your Zojirushi bread machine at 7:00 o'clock in the morning. (Especially when you found the Zo in the thirft store for $15.00) Ok, so if I was the kind of mom my great grandmother was, I'd be up at 5:00am making it by hand so it would be ready at 7:00am but sometimes you just have to compromise on the little things. When my little girls come bounding into my bed in the morning, pounce on my head and say, "Mommy, it smells so good!", I thank God for my Zo, roll over and snuggle. Life is good!
I am a Christian wife, vegetarian mother, home school mom, foster parent and natural crafter who has incorporated the Waldorf lifestyle into our home. I fill my days with educating, sewing, knitting, spinning, crochet, dyeing, bread baking, or gardening and no day is complete unless I've created something. I believe in natural toys for the kids, very limited tv and hands-on learning.