DustyTrails wrote:Do you grind your own grain?
Why on earth are you in Oakland and what part.
Not really...a few handsful in the coffee
grinder when some wheat volunteered, and again later when I wanted to try toasted barley tea. I probably should
do more of that eventually, but a greater priority now is to grow more of my calories. I'm going to see how much I can get from a small area that's mostly potatoes and another that's mostly alliums, this Winter.
I'm a city
person! I grew up in the countryside, and all but the worst parts of Oakland are safer than my tiny hometown. In general, I find people
here less vicious (both senses: less fierce, and less corrupted by vice). I'm in Temescal...the food and coffee are excellent, and the content of the conversation can be almost as good as this forum. I also rationalize it in terms of the energy
I save living in a mild climate with needs available within walking distance and a local
electric grid driven to such a great extent by wind and hydroelectric power.
"the qualities of these bacteria, like the heat of the sun, electricity, or the qualities of metals, are part of the storehouse of knowledge of all men. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none." SCOTUS, Funk Bros. Seed Co. v. Kale Inoculant Co.