Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Unstuffed Urban Homestead: Wordless Wednesday


Mia @ agoodhuman said...

I love your contraptions. I'm planning on getting a grain mill and one of those sieves (what are they called?) this year.

Amber said...

Hi Mia. I try not to go overboard on the contraptions, keeping things to the minimum of what is practical and energy saving (I am trying to 'unstuff' after all ;) ) but I'm a sucker for homesteading and hand powered equipment.

The best part is that, aside from the grain mill which was a Christmas gift, I found them all second hand!

I scored the potato ricer most recently, at my neighbourhood thrift store and couldn't believe my good fortune. It works amazingly as an herb press, and though it's certainly possible to make do without one, it's taken my medicine making up a notch.

My mom is really great at finding things for me too, like the wooden mortar and pestle, the mini jars with snap lids and the reusable coffee filter. She bought a beautiful, enamel colander for me for Christmas, that I'll have to show off on here soon.

She thinks it's hilarious (and weird) that I get soo excited about used gifts that cost very little.