Wondermill Junior Deluxe Hand Grain Mill Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson on March 19, 2013

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spring-into-sustainabilityWelcome to the Spring Into Sustainability Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and The Frugal Greenish Mama. Members of the Green Moms Network are excited to bring you great prizes to encourage your family to live a more sustainable lifestyle, all valued at $25+ .

Our hosts have 2 great grand prizes! I am hosting one of the grand prize giveaways of a Wondermill Junior Deluxe hand grain mill valued at $219.95. Enter below. The Frugal Greenish Mama has an awesome gardening package valued at $262.90 sponsored by Earth Easy and Humble Seed. Enter here. After entering my giveaway and the grand prize giveaways, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form to enter more great giveaways. Good luck!

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I have been enjoying the ability to make my own flour over the past several months. I originally got a Wondermill electric grain mill and instantly fell in love.

wondermill-fresh-ground-flour-labeledI keep it in my kitchen and use it all the time. Here are some of the recipes that I have created with it:

However, I was also intrigued by the ability to make my own flour without using electricity, so I was excited to receive a Wondermill Junior Deluxe hand grain mill to try out. The hand grain mill can also grind more things than the electric mill can.

The Wondermill Junior Deluxe hand grain mill is a very high-quality, versatile grain mill that can:

  • Grind flour faster than any other hand mill
  • Crack grains or produce pastry fine flour with one pass
  • Grind spices, herbs and oily grains (like flax or coffee)
  • Make smooth and delicious nut butters

You can see everything both mills can grind on WillItGrind.com.


When I opened the box, this was the contents. The mill was mostly assembled. There were just a few things for me to do.

wondermill-hand-grain-mill-boxIt was relatively easy to assemble the rest of the pieces. The directions were pretty easy to follow as well.

wondermill-hand-grain-mill-setup

You need a sturdy table or counter with a longer edge to clamp the grain mill to, or a location where you can mount the grain mill permanently. It really does need to be mounted well, or it is more difficult to turn the hand crank. Our counter (pictured above) is definitely not the ideal mounting surface for the Wonderfmill hand grain mill.

I was definitely impressed with how sturdy the grain mill is. It doesn’t have any plastic parts, and the only non-metal parts are the nylon hand grips, clamp and adjustment knob. It is very well made and durable, and I don’t see that I’ll ever need to purchase another hand grain mill. (It does come with a limited lifetime warranty.)

I like that the Wondermill Junior Deluxe only weighs 10 pounds (that’s half the size of its more expensive competitors), so it’s easy to set up, then store again for later use. Having a hand grain mill is definitely a great idea if you’re looking to add to your family preparedness storage.

If you’re looking to add a hand grain mill to your sustainable kitchen, I recommend the Wondermill Junior Deluxe. They are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Or you can find a list of other dealers here.

The Giveaway

One Happy Mothering reader will win a Wondermill Junior Deluxe ($219.95 value) during the Spring Into Sustainability Hop. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 erin m March 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

we make our own cleaners and we grind our own gluten free grains with an electric mill. I would love the ability to grind nut butters and flax
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2 Vicki Hale March 20, 2013 at 3:22 am

i live alone, so i substain by just buying the groceries I know I will use. Vicki

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3 Lori D.
Twitter: bohohippiemom
March 20, 2013 at 3:40 am

We have been revamping our diet as well as making greener and more environmentally friendly choices .

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4 Mary Beth Elderton March 20, 2013 at 3:52 am

We have been”cleaning up”our diet, reusing and recycling, and are transitioning from cfl to LED in our most used lights.

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5 Shannon@MishmashMama
Twitter: mishmashmama
March 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

I have a pound of wheat in my freezer right now, just waiting to be ground! I love making my own bread, and it’s so much healthier for my family.
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6 Becky I. March 20, 2013 at 5:12 am

We make almost all our food from scratch!

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7 Lorie H March 20, 2013 at 6:31 am

We do a huge garden and added grapes, raspberries and blackberries along w/5 fruit trees last yr. We have chickens so our eggs are fresh an organic.

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8 Dorothy Teel March 20, 2013 at 6:37 am

To make our life more sustainable we have been getting rid of the plastic grocery bags and using canvas etc bags. Not using paper plates etc.

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9 Gail Williams March 20, 2013 at 6:38 am

By not buying processed foods!

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10 Gena March 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

We just plowed up a spot for a huge garden and we’ve started composting!
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11 Alex Liz Robinson March 20, 2013 at 8:05 am

By growing our own food!

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12 Anne Perry March 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

We have a vegan diet and shop locally

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13 Rita L.
Twitter: rebelchick81
March 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

I am trying to go completely green!

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14 Donna Cheatle March 20, 2013 at 8:18 am

We have a huge garden and we can or freeze most everything from it! We also have started eating more fresh foods and less processed foods!

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15 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom March 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

We are making more and more DIY personal care products.
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16 Stephanie {Naturally Mindful}
Twitter: naturalymindful
March 20, 2013 at 8:30 am

We have many many changes lately but the most important is our diet, we are now grain-free, so I could really use this mill to make my own gluten-free flours!
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17 Amanda Alvarado March 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

We have started a small indoor garden. We’ll see if anything survives me! LOL I’m known to have a black thumb! I already killed a plant my mom gave me, the tomato seedlings and some flowers that started as seeds…all in the space of a month! We have since stopped buying seeds and started with small plants! LOL

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18 Martine S.
Twitter: WheyBeyond
March 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

No processed foods!

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19 kelly thompson March 20, 2013 at 8:54 am

i try to reuse glass jars from the store and other plastic things for the kids toys
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20 jeanette sheets March 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

stop buying processed foods

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21 Christina CG March 20, 2013 at 8:56 am

We also grind our own flour (best bread ever!)

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22 Leann L March 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

We are planting an heirloom garden this year & going to do alot of canning.

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23 md kennedy March 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

We are working toward living a more sustainable lifestyle bt buying bulk food as much as possible and avoiding pocessed, packaged foods.

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24 Joanne March 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

I would love to win this so I could grind my own grains!!

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25 Heather March 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

I do a lot of gardening, canning, freezing and drying my produce. I love baking breads and so want to start grinding my own flour!

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26 Ruth March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

A non-electric mill would be a great addition. You never know when we will need it!

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27 Karen D March 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

Eliminating processed foods & reducing energy usage. Walking whenever possible vs taking the car.

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28 Evie March 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

We are planting a garden this year, we use a lot more cloth products than disposable products (diapers, kitchen towels, and so on), eating less processed foods and making my own soaps and cleaners. :)

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29 Allyson Bossie March 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

We plant two gardens every year-one small one, one large one (small one is year round) that we preserve the produce out of. We also own free-range organic chickens, which are a renewable food source. We are currently working on a back up water source for our well in the event something unforseen occurs, and over all we just like to live as much as possible off of our own merrits
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30 Stephanie March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

I am trying to buy more stuff in a bulk and avoiding packaged foods when possible. This is a slow process but we are getting there!

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31 AnneJisca March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

We are moving to Africa in 2014, and I would love to be able to bring this along!!

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32 Karen Chaffin March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

We try to make our own mixes for cooking and we make our own laundry soap. We would love to have a grain grinder to make our own bread!!

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33 Kerstin March 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

A year ago we bought a home smack in the middle of a huge wildlife management area. So far we have installed a whole slew of raised vegetable beds, a fruit orchard, chickens, turkeys, goats, and rabbits. We are hoping that at some point we can be ‘self sustaining’ but we know on 2.5 acres of dedicated land, it’s going to be extremely difficult. We also do canning, juicing, dehydrating, freezing of foods. It has been a definite journey of learning. We even installed a clothesline to try to cut back on electricity usage. We’d love to have a mill that does not require power!

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34 Heather March 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

We make our own bread, beer (and use the grains for bread!), yogurt, ice cream, cheese… lots of composting for our victory gardens as well!
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35 Tammy L March 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

Healthy eating, working hard together and praising our risen Savior

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36 Carissa
Twitter: philsgirl4ever
March 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

I’ve wanted one of these forever!

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37 domestic diva March 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

We make most foods from scratch. This would be helpful.

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38 Lisa G March 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

We make everything around here!!! I grind my own grain, have sourdough and yogurt cultures I keep alive, we drink local raw milk and support ALL local farmers. In fact, I’m getting ready to welcome 7 different local vendors for delivery at my house for our foodclub here in town that I started last month!!
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39 Terri
Twitter: AtTheMapleTable
March 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

We have a large garden and makw our own cleaners

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40 holly March 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

We make almost all of our food from scratch and we have a growing family with 6 kids. This would be great!

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41 Emmy March 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

We are learning how to grind different things around here for our cooking and baking would love to win this to help in the process. We can a lot of stuff and are learning how to dry different in our food dryer. Been making mixes in jar to have on hand for meals.

Em

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42 Drea March 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

I would love to win this! We own the electric but it be great to have an option if we lost power for an extended time.

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43 Mary March 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

We are just starting out. Started to make more food from scratch, started food and water storage, just got some chickens and plan to try a garden the season.

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44 Lynda B March 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

We try to eat locally and in season as much as possible.
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45 Brittney March 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

Make our own cleaners, detergent, cloth diaper. eat organic/ local

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46 Rebecca
Twitter: studionoveau
March 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

We grow and preserve a lot of our own food, including a small indoor garden in our basement throughout the winter. We’ve also started making our own bar soap, sewing many necessary items (with upcycled fabric), and cooking from scratch about 90% of the time. Even our dog food and treats are homemade! Later this year we are hoping to adopt a baby so our preparations include buying (used) cloth diapers and clothing/supplies, as well as making many baby items. It’s been a fun challenge to work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

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47 carrie s March 20, 2013 at 10:11 am

Since my hubby got cancer we are turning our life all the wy around to being self reliant and making and growing our own stuff and feeling and looking a better life

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48 Michelle H March 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

I would so love to win. We have been cooking from scratch for many items in our meal planning. We are also exploring doing a garden. My husband brews his own beer and is working on growing his own hops all in an effort to be more self sustaining.

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49 darlarshannon@yahoo.com March 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

We do all of our own repairs, make our no-poo and laundry detergent and cook from scratch and can many foods.

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50 janet benthin March 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

I am just learning about living green!

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51 Jenna Burris March 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

i am becoming more and more passionate about this!. we garden, compost, use reuable shopping bags, make our own bread and baby food cloth diaper. I would love a wondermill. thanks so much for the giveaway!!!
jennifer burris

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52 Kelli March 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

I make my own cleaners and am moving toward a lot more homemade and DIY products.

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53 Christine T. March 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

We’re trying to cut out the junk and eat whole foods. I would love to be able to grind my own flour to make bread instead of using store bought flours. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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54 Pam O'Brien March 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

We are in the baby steps phase of purposeful preparedness, as well as moving toward traditional eating (WAPF-style). I would LOVE to win this grain mill. I so very much want to be able to grind my own flour for it’s nutritional superiority, and having the hand mill would also enable us to check one more preparedness item off our lengthy list. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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55 Sarah March 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

Great give away. Thanks for hosting it.

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56 leslie March 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

What perfect timing! I’ve been thinking about and researching a grain mill!

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57 Sarah March 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

I’m still learning about how to live a more sustainable lifestyle and applying what little things I can right now to how we live.

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58 Susan C. March 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

We make almost all our food from scratch, and grow a few things like tomatoes, peppers and herbs in our garden as well. I also make most of the cleaners and several of the body products we use. We are moving away (slowly but surely) from plastics, and we compost daily. We reuse and recycle, and have gone to much more natural healthcare methods. My father-in-law has a wheat grinder (a large one) and has ground wheat for me before, but he lives 6 hours away. I could sure use one of these little mills! Thanks for the opportunity!

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59 Sarah MK March 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

We have been making our own cleaners for years. I can like crazy to preserve food for our family, we heat our home with wood we cut down, I make all our breads, stocks, etc. We shop only second hand for our clothing, furniture, etc. We make quilts from our old clothing. We save our seeds and plant them the next year. We raise chickens for the eggs. One of the last things on my list is to be able to grind my own flour! Thanks for the giveaway!

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60 John Hutchens March 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

we fish alot and gather berries

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61 Nicole March 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

Bread is my favorite thing to make. I have been wanting a mill for a long time, and I would love to be the winner of this hand mill. I really prefer not to rely on electronic things just in case power is out.

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62 Melissa B March 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

I have been researching grain mills for a while now. Since they are a rather large investment for our household, I want to make sure I get the right one. The Wondermill Junior looks like it might be perfect for what I’m wanting. I love a multi-use tool!
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63 Simply Lea March 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

So glad that I found you! And thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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64 Katy March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

We garden and can, raise chickens and goats and heat our home with wood (that we cut and stack as a family)! :)
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65 Lydia H March 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I raise my own broiler chickens and butcher them myself with help of family. I have a garden and try to raise my produce to can or freeze. I would love to be able to afford a dehydrator, but we are working on that. I love to bake, so I bake good wholesome foods and we are trying hard to avoid the processed foods.

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66 Sarah P. March 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

We grow a garden each summer!

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67 Jessica Burden March 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Just had the most amazing homemade wheat bread (she grinds her own wheat!). So, now all I want to do is GRIND MY OWN WHEAT. Would love this!

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68 Mary G March 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

We are living a more sustainable life by planting a garden, raising backyard chickens, grinding our own grains, living preservative free as much as we can. And praying for God’s grace.

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69 Kathy March 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Planting a garden for the first time. Thrift shopping. And may try bartering.

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70 Rachel Roberts March 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

We are planting a large garden, raising chicken for meat and eggs, buying all our other produce and dairy products at the farmers market and blogging about it all at chic sustainability.wordpress.com
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71 Lydia March 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

This would be awesome for my prepping stash!
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72 Jennifer March 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

We try to make our own washing machine powders and such, as well as make as much of our food from scratch. We also recycle and have a backyard garden. A handmill would be a great addition to the baking we do!

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73 Mendy Boyd
Twitter: mendyboyd
March 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

We are gardening!
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74 Silvina March 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

We are just simplifying our lifestyle and focousing on the on the essential.
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75 Nicole U March 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I have gotten rid off our electric food processor and purchased a hand food processor. We also only use solar lights or oil lamps. I would love to win the hand grain mill!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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76 joanna March 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

one way is that we want to start grinding our own flour & rolling our oats

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77 Tanya March 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Have been wanting one of these for months! We’ve been getting rid of processed foods and replacing with natural, organic, and homemade.

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78 Trish M March 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

A WonderMill handmill = peace of mind

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79 Jess Miller March 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I switched to mostly heirloom seeds this year in the garden! Learning lasagna /no til gardening. Feed the soil naturally from your waste! Just got me some barrels for rain water collection. Just did my first batch of pressure canning! Always watched mom and just did the simple water bath canned goods before. Now I can really preserve!

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80 Beth F March 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Natural cleaners & eating more organic & nongmo & less processed foods!

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81 carol roberts March 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

i make homeade bread and pies and we put our fruit peeling around trees

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82 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
March 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm

We read product labels and try to buy products are are made with sustainable ingredients.
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83 amy jer March 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

we are using cloth diapers to be more sustainable.

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84 Doina March 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

We want to make our own bread and start a garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

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85 LaWanda Sutherland March 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

My family is trying hard to become self sustaining. We are almost debt free, have a garden, and have chickens for eggs & meat.

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86 cw March 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

we are not using any ziplocs….only reuseable containers

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87 catherine c March 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm

my family has been working towards more sustainability for about a year. we don’t buy plastic wrap, plastic baggies (I made some wet bags myself), straws (we now use glass and metal ones), we are now owners at the local co-op and it is our primary grocery store, and we carpool to work. one habit we haven’t changed yet is disposable diapers. my daughter is almost ready for potty training, so i will make the investment with the next baby for disposables :)
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88 Heather March 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

we increase the size of our garden every year!

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89 Mer March 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

We’re gardening. I’m really looking forward to this year’s garden, as I learned so much from last year.

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90 Kelly D March 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm

We are starting a garden this spring.

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91 Dawn R March 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

We grow our food and can it. We try not to spend $ on things that aren’t needed. We only go out to eat once a month. We don’t use credit cards. Our vehicles are older, but well maintained. We conserve on utilities- short showers, lights off if we aren’t in the room and we lower our thermostat in winter and set it higher in the summer. Weplan our trips to do multiple errands instead of making multiples trips. We have set a tight budget and we stick to it.

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92 Jamie March 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm

The Wondermill hand grain mill looks like a very high quality apparatus!

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93 Jamie March 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I am learning to use natural yeast in my baking.

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94 Sarah UmmYousef
Twitter: NaturesNurture
March 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

We’re making more foods from scratch, recycling, composting, and using/making natural home and bath products.
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95 Cheryl Rahkonen March 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

We make most of our own cleaning supplies and just recently I have started making my own lotions. We have started a food storage program for the family and will have a family garden this spring and summer. Also we recycle and reuse everything that we can.

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96 Gay March 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm

We have started a garden and are looking into getting chickens. I’ve also started fermenting and dehydrating some of our foods. Would love a Wondermill to grind my Einkorn wheat berries!

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97 Sarah Hayes March 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

we use as much stuff homemade as we can and reuse what we can

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98 helenfoster52 March 21, 2013 at 3:26 am

I just made the “cloth paper towels” without snaps this week. We also have a container garden….I made earth bags last week from burlap….hope they work well. I have wanted a Wondermill for about 2 years….I would love to grind my own flour. Thanks for the give a way.

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99 Sonia March 21, 2013 at 4:13 am

I grow my own ginger, garlic, and other greens.

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100 Brenda March 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

We make our own bread with fresh-ground flour, homemade soap, cleaners, laundry products, hairspray, etc. I have grown HUGE gardens in the past and bottles, frozen and dried food to preserve them. I hope to soon be able to have another huge garden as well as add the ability to grow our own food more completely.
I would also LOVE to keep bees!
Thanks for a chance to win!

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101 Mary Somerville
Twitter: maxfate
March 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

We are gardening more. This year I am going to try drying our veggies for the first time!

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102 Brenda March 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

Making all our food from scratch, including bread from fresh-ground wheat. Homemade soap, laundry products, hairspray, cleaners, etc.
I have, in the past, grown HUGE gardens and preserved the harvest by bottling, freezing and drying. I hope to have a place to garden again SOON!
I would love to have a small farm and raise as much of our food as possible – including keeping BEES!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Cheers!!!

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103 Edi March 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

We raise goats, sheep, chickens, and ducks. We grow organic heirloom fruits and vegetable and save our seed. We have just begun growing our own grains and are in the experimentation stage. I have an electric wondermill, but would love to have a handmill. We try to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We also are trying to educate ourselves on more and new ways to live a sustainable life.

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104 Madonna March 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I have planted a garden indoors waiting for it to be warm enough to transplant and we now make our own laundry detergent.
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105 victoria March 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

energy efficient appliances and bulbs :)

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106 polly March 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

trying to go as green as possible…not using plastic bags etc..our son & daughter in law raise chickens and have a beautiful garden

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107 Bianca
Twitter: pierogiemama
March 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Cloth diapering, cloth wipes, eco-friendly lunch packaging material, all natural laundry detergent & Smart Klean laundry ball, energy efficient house hold
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108 Jennifer Holovack March 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

We have a huge organic garden in the works this month..my husband is learning how to brew his own beer and im learning how to make my own breads :)

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109 Chasity Boatman March 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm

We have our own garden

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110 Summer March 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

We raise free range chickens, have a huge garden, line dry our laundry, use homemade cleaners, use cloth diapers, make our own home brew and wine, use an attic fan instead of air conditioning, collect water in rain barrels.

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111 Helen May March 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

We are currently using solar to pump water to our garden and for our use. We have 100 raspberry plants and are going to put in 150 strawberry plants sometime in the next week. Also have 8 apple trees and hope to put in more trees.

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112 Jessica
Twitter: jefishr
March 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

We have a garden, cloth diaper, and I make wool balls for the dryer.

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113 Jessica
Twitter: jefishr
March 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

We have a garden, cloth diaper, and I make wool balls for the dryer.

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114 terra March 22, 2013 at 7:01 am

we garden, can, cloth diaper, make our own laundry soap, use wool dryer balls, make our own bread, make many of our own cleaning supplies, and are getting chickens as soon as the snow melts.

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115 shannon March 22, 2013 at 7:03 am

Use cloth rags for everything from toilet wipes to shop rags to hankies. Buy local foods as a principal, from farmers and local producers. If it is not produced locally, purchase from the coop grocery. Use reusable bags for groceries and bulk goods. Eat mostly veggies. Eat mostly from our own yard in the summer and fall. Preserve extra bounty for use throughout the year. Use mostly vinegar and baking soda for cleaners. There’s always more to do, however, and grinding our own grains is a big goal. The biggest challenge is the cost of the grinder. Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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116 Jessica Dennis March 22, 2013 at 9:16 am

This would be a great thing to win!! I am on a gluten free diet and always need just a little bit of nut flours and other flours here and there. I keep nuts and whole grains in the house and having this would allow me to make my recipes and mill the grains as needed!

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117 Romina March 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

I wish we could garden but have no front or backyard to speak of. We do grow rosemary and basil in little pots, but that’s about it. The most we do is support companies that are sustainable.

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118 Talia March 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

We cloth diaper our son, and we have a pretty good-sized garden with vegetables, herbs, and berries.

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119 librarypat March 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

We have had a garden every year we have been married. What we do not grow, we try to get at the local Farmers’ Market. Our daughter has chickens and we get our eggs from her. As soon as I get rid of our peacocks, I will convert that pen to a chicken coop so we can raise our own. Along with our daughter, we share a calf and pig each year for meat. I can, freeze, and dry our produce and some that we dry.

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120 Betty League March 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

My family and I are working towards living a more sustainable lifestyle by planting a garden growing heirloom seeds. I have been looking at this mill on Amazon and put it on my wish list, which is located in my hubby’s ear. lol I am more likely to win this wonderful mill than having it appear from my wish list. So please, let me win this contest. Oh! Great review! thank you

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121 barnold barnes March 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

We are going to have a vegetable and herb garden this year

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122 elven johnson March 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

We are building a chicken coop.
I’m so happy, baby chicks!!

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123 Krystal G. March 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm

We garden and can/freeze the produce.

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124 Jacquie March 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

It seems like this is something every kitchen should have… There is nothing quite like fresh bread, especially when you have completed almost the entire process yourself!

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125 Dominique March 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

we recycle and will be planting a garden when it warms up

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126 Kelly March 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

I make all my own soap, lip balm, cleaning products. With regards to food we do not eat any processed foods, nothin with corn – HFCS. We grow most of our own fruits and veggies and shop at our local farmers market, we are also big supporters of raw milk and raw milk products.

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127 terri tillman March 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

i have tried to replace as many things as i can with homemade and natural products. i am careful not to waste water. i recycle and reuse as often as i can.

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128 desiree March 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

the old fashion way when i am giving deer or turkey we grin it up so we can get more out of it and then spice the way we need to

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129 LYLE CULP
Twitter: LYLE
March 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

IF WE SHOULD WIN THIS FANTASTIC MILL WE WOULD; MAKE CHESTNUT FLOUR, HAZELNUT FLOUR, OUR OWN WHEAT FLOUR AND CORN MEAL. I WOULD THEN BE ABLE TO PREPARE SOME OF THE OLD BREAD AND CAKE RECIPES FOR OUR FAMILY. I WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO GIVE FLOUR TO OUR CHILDREN THAT IS WHOLESOME WITH NO ADDITIVES.

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130 Megan Cromes March 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

eating more fruits and veggies.

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131 Denise L March 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

We grow some of our own food and compost everything we can!

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132 gala March 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

We make our own bread, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, grow some of our food

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133 KH March 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

We are trying to live simply and make our own foods from scratch, this would be an amazing tool to have in the kitchen! We also grow our own herbs and make our own bath/beauty products. Next on the list to learn is homemade laundry detergent and home ground flours :)

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134 Jacqueline Lowrance March 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

We are newbies to the sustainable living lifestyle. We are putting in a small garden, we use cloth diapers, we make our own laundry soap and toothpaste. We also make our own bread, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to grind our own flour. Talk about perfect timing for this giveaway! :) There are so many other things we want to be doing, but we’re discovering that this is a slow process!

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135 All Natural Katie March 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm

We are buying local and organic food, joined a CSA for a second year, and have our own small garden.
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136 Kelly Tanner March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

We are planting a garden for the third year in a row and are also planning to build a windmill.

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137 Kat Riley March 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm

We are recycling and making more of our food from scratch and growing more.

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138 Tammy March 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Growing our own food

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139 Brooke Adametz March 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

We’re expanding our garden this year!

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140 christine hammer weideman March 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

I bake and can most of our food

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141 Lisa March 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

We opt for local and organic foods when available. I also make most of our household, body and beauty products. If they’re not homemade (and naturally all-natural!), then they’re still from all-natural, non-synthetic ingredients.

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142 Kylie C March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am

We garden, have chickens, recently down-sized our home , and became a one car family!

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143 Chely frantzen March 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

We are making our baby care items and using cloth diapers!

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144 Heidi B March 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

We’re trying to go to some farmer’s markets to buy more local food!

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145 kim lazor March 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

We support local farming, eat more organic foods, and are making more natural choices for any products we purchase for home use-textiles, cleaners, etc. . We just purchased a water filter, and will be filling our own reusable water bottles, instead of purchasing plastic water bottles. We are also planting our own garden this Spring.

Thanks!

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146 Melanie Schemanski March 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Growing our own meat and processing it, and growing a garden.

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147 Judith Martinez
Twitter: juditupp
March 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

We’ve almost completely eliminated store bought goodies from our diet. If we want cookies, brownies, etc. they have to be homemade. We’re still using store bought white flour but baby steps!

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148 Scott Kirkpatrick March 29, 2013 at 5:41 am

We make our own bread but would like to take it to the next step and make our own flour too.

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149 Amy A March 29, 2013 at 6:29 am

Food gardens, medicinal herb gardens, raising chickens and turkeys and working towards raising bunnies and goats!

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150 Mary March 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

We don’t buy any processed foods, I grow and sell vegetables, and don’t use any commercial cleaners. We trade labor for meat with a friend’s farm. We are saving up to buy land to build a timberframe house ourselves, and have a little homestead.

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151 Theresa Borne March 29, 2013 at 7:54 am

We are starting to grow our own food and raising our own chickens. This year we are hoping to expand our garden to almost 4 times its original size and adding more trees to our mini orchard.

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152 LB March 29, 2013 at 7:56 am

Things we are doing: learning to can our own food, gardening, dehydrating food, alternate fuel sources for heat and cooking.

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153 Trisha W. March 29, 2013 at 8:29 am

We plant a vegetable garden in the summer.

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154 Tricia March 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

We make our own laundry soap and dishwasher soap. I have been grinding wheat to create flour and for baking bread for many years. We also have a large green house where we grow vegetable for canning. Our venison, tuna, beef, elk, and beans that are canned make up a large portion of our pantry.

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155 Matthew Little March 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I’m doing lots of open pollinated corn varieties for my first time this year. As a 4her this would be great for some of this year’s contests.

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156 jes March 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

My kids and I have gardened for the last three years. Not quite successful yet, but we haven’t given up. Last year for my son’s birthdays, we planted dwarf apples and a potted blueberry bush. We canned pounds and pounds of tomatoes too!

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157 golden storm March 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I make our own laundry soap and grow vegtables in spring summer

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158 Rhonda C March 30, 2013 at 3:22 am

We grow all our own veggies. Make homemade body products. Stay away from all the processed foods. We reduce, recycle, and reuse. we are making plans to buy land and homestead as soon as possible. we can and preserve foods to keep us out of the mass grocery as much as possible.

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159 Karen March 30, 2013 at 7:18 am

I must admit we are not doing everything we could or should to be more sustainable. I love my garden in the summer, recycle and reuse as much as possible like paper plates so at least we are doing a little bit.

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160 Catherine Palumbos March 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

I make my own soap and cleaning products.

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161 Christine M March 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

cloth diapers, wipes and pads
composting
led lights
organic as much as we can
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162 Victoria C March 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

We just started cloth diapering with our new baby. We are planning to make more changes but that is all I can handle for now :)

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163 Amy Tackitt March 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

we are cloth diapering our baby boy when he is born, i grow a lot of our own vegetables in the summer and can all summer and fall. we would love to be able to grow and mill our own wheat and we have been discussing getting a couple chickens. we try to buy local meat and produce when we can and we very rarely eat processed store bought foods anymore. our dream is to get some land to build a house on and have a small working farm :)

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164 Abbi G. March 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

We have 8 backyard chickens who gives us great eggs and also eat most of our compost.

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165 Jessica Sumner March 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

My 10 year old son has PDD (a form of autism) and we are working so hard to help him withy his eating that our whole family is changing our diet. We are starting our organic non gmo seeds this month and we will be planting them in our well planned square foot garden in a few months. My friend told me about this Mill just the other day but it was way out of my price range with our grocery budget going up right now. It looks awesome!!

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166 Alicia Stamm March 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I get my nephew involved with my gardening and I just started the family on composting (which got my dad thinking about more things to do with fruits so he bought a dehydrator which he loves!) when I get my own place I want to raise bees

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167 Kali Hees March 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm

We have a garden and bulk food storage

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168 Jaime March 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I just got done planting my heirloom seeds, and we just bought chickens. We’re trying to get more self-sufficient!
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169 Tryphena March 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

We have tried to cut out as much of the processed foods from our diet as possible. We have two little girls and we want them to be healthy through their childhood and the rest of their lives!

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170 Nicole D March 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

We raise our own meat in the form of rabbits and chickens. We have a small kitchen garden. We bake our own bread and use cloth instead of paper products including diapers!

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171 Megan March 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

We are starting a garden this year!
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172 Leanna March 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I do cloth diapering and want to start a garden!

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173 Rhonda Swetnam
Twitter: ColoradoVisalus
March 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

My family and I are growing as much of our own food as possible. We compost. We do not use processed food. We eat gluten free. We can and freeze food, and we re-purpose as many items as we can instead of recycling or throwing away.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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