A) Esther responded back by email with raw milk link: (buy local, whole foods)
- www.realmilk.com -contains directory of local cowshare farms
- Also highly recommended this site for healthy eating/living www.westonaprice.org
Note: At our last Waldorf Meetup group, the other moms and I
were discussing unpasteurized milk and where to get it.
After our hike in the woods, we've been going back to Esther's farm house
and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate made with the raw milk she gets. Delicious!
B) Facebooked Mary about where she used to get her fresh milk, wanting a farm that came recommended and trusted.
- They got theirs from Hedgebrook Farm- www.hedgebrook.com ; group share instead of private share, so would need to rotate pickup amongst 6 families :( would prefer to responsible for my own milk. Celeste's milk pickup is the same way and I wasn't really interested in that model.
- 1 gallon of milk a week
- One time fee of $60 for share; one time fee of $20 for jars & lids; monthly boarding fee of $28. Money collected quarterly
- Works out to be about $5.25/gallon (after the one time fees of course)
C) Made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch with the homemade bread I made on Day 6. There's a sense of pride in using/eating something you made yourself. I tell you, I was walking a little taller and feeling all puffed up, lol :) (healthy, homemade)
Note: Our day 6 bread making.
The 2 loaves on the left were made by scratch by my 9 year old daughter, Anna,
without ANY assistance. They're a honey wheat. Pretty awesome, huh?!
She's got more skills than I did at her age, that's for sure.
The one on the one right was mine~ a simple wheat bread recipe
from Laural's Kitchen cookbook. Attempt one in making this bread.
***I felt so proud using MY homemade that I made myself. I was all puffed up**
D) Began making heart and star Christmas ornaments from old fabric. (sewing, handmade, resourceful)
It's the fabric that keeps on giving :)
E) Continued worked on Christy's wool felt baby booties, began embroidery designs.
F) Husband brought home the beeswax and honey! (local, small business, organic)
Note: One of the ladies at my husband's work has a little side business beekeeping:
Lunsford Bee Farm. At our Waldrolf Group on Monday we will be making
hand dipped beeswax candles!!