Mom at home scientist

Ecology of my motherhood; analyzed, frugal, and (mostly) natural.


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From Pear Vinegar to Kombucha

My experiment this week was to use the mother (aka mushroom or scoby) from my pear vinegar I have curing to make kombucha. Kombucha is supposed to be a super healthy Russian fermented tea. I don’t know what kombucha usually tastes like, so my comparison there is mute. But, I can say it tastes like a weak fruit soda pop with a hint of tea and is delicious. I only let it ferment about 5 days, until the new baby was forming across the top, but YUM! I didn’t feel like spending money for a kombucha mother when I don’t even know if I would like it.

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Wait For It….

Although I may not be posting a daily blog, I am writing two¬†research papers which I will post here soon’ish. One is on feminism and food choice. The other is on the process of finding “safe” drug dosage recommendations and its relationship to aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. Then in my excess free time, I have been reading, The Raw Truth About Milk. I’ll fill you in on the raw milk info from that book that I found most interesting. Meanwhile, both of my children are teething.

Oregon Trail Dairies Deliver

I did a Google search on our family farm, Billanjo Dairy, yesterday and found this news article which briefly mentions our family raw milk dairy farm, along with several others. These are specifically ones in the Klamath and Rogue Valleys of Southern Oregon.


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Confessions of a Raw Milkactivist

I LOVE raw milk, from a cow. Satisfying raw milk tastes so delightfully cleaner and cooler than any homogenized or pasteurized supposed “equivelent.”
I grew up on a certified raw milk dairy farm in Oregon. I know the way to get somatic(disease causing) cell counts in natural raw milk lower than you can ever find them in pasteurized milk.
I hate governmental regulations on food that are not scientifically based. Why does anyone have the right or audacity to tell me that a food item isn’t good for anyone, but here… this phony we will advertise and promote, which also garners us income, we will endorse it.
Research continues to show and has always proven that CLEAN raw milk is healthier AND safer than pasteurized.
I will expound on this in the future… but I am just a bit annoyed today thinking about it… all I want to do is buy some milk that I don’t have to feel is similar to playing Russian Roulette… maybe this time it will still be alright to drink it…
Yes, I know I can get raw goats milk. I’ll drink it knowing that it is good for me… but I honestly dislike it… like I dislike swallowing huge vitamin B pills… ahhh GAG ME!

http://chapters.westonaprice.org/londonuk/2014/02/01/fsa-restrict-raw-milk/
http://farmerkhaiti.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/chapter-5-raw-milk-and-death/ http://thefirstthreebites.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/on-supplementation-and-making-butter/ http://yamhillvalleygrown.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/choices-about-milk/