Donna Miller was my guest yesterday on DestinySurvival Radio. Unfortunately, the link for the show no longer works. If you want the audio file, contact me, and we can make arrangements to get it to you. Below are some highlights of my conversation with Donna.
The first thing we talked about was the Spin-Lid buckets she sells. It was a YouTube video about those buckets which brought us into contact in the fall of 2008. My first post on Spin-Lid buckets has been one of my most popular.
The buckets are popular, too, because every time Donna lets customers know when they’re on sale, the buckets sell out fast.
Spin-Lid buckets are BPA free, which makes them safe when grain or other food comes in contact with the plastic. The lids seal air tight. They’re ideal when you need to open and close the bucket several times to get at what you’ve stored there.
The lids are easy to get on and off with just one hand. They’re great if you’ve got arthritis or don’t have much strength in your hands. The bucket and lid are made to go together. They also come in several sizes. Click here for Spin-Lid bucket testimonials.
Donna didn’t grow up living the preparedness lifestyle. She began after she and her husband were married 26 years ago. Though she’s been developing her lifestyle over those years, she says if she can do it, anybody can do it.
Her preparedness was put to the test in the past couple of years. Her family’s personal situation required them to live for a year on the food they’d stored and what they grew in their garden. That proved to be a valuable experience.
Miller’s Grain House came about in a rather unusual way. Yet like so many good ideas, personal necessity bore fruit.
After a diagnosis of gluten sensitivity in 2004, Donna bought a grain mill and started grinding her own grain. She discovered her homemade bread didn’t cause gluten sensitivity symptoms. She believes processed, deadened flour in food causes problems, not gluten in whole wheat.
Donna started sharing what she knew with others. Her husband suggested she go into business. So she did. She says her husband is her biggest cheerleader today.
In addition to her business web site, Donna has a YouTube channel with about 57 videos on stretching food dollars, preparing various recipes, milling your own wheat, and more.
Donna has a passion to share with others the skills that haven’t been taught to most for the past generation or two. She gets her message out by teaching classes, primarily on bread making. A ladies retreat is conducted in the spring, too. Click on Classes & Retreats on her site for more info.
Besides these, she has a weekly program called “Your Preparation Station” on the Preparedness Radio Network each Thursday at 7 PM Eastern Time.
She does all this because she likes playing with her food (as she puts it), having new friends and passing on skills she learned the hard way.
Many times people go to the Miller’s Grain House site looking for products to help them live a healthier lifestyle. Some start asking her about prepping when they see Donna’s emphasis on it. She wants to share the message that the proper tools and proper nutrition are important for preparedness.
Business for Miller’s Grain House began picking up slowly a couple years back, but it has increased greatly in the past 6-8 months. Donna has noticed that many people are no longer afraid to ask questions about prepping. And a number of people are nervous about what might happen.
To help new preppers, Donna has a blog designed to nurture a preparedness mindset. She shares her faith there in an effort to show others they can have peace while prepping. Click here for GrainStoreHouse.com. Sign up for the newsletter and get what Donna calls a 12 step program on getting prepared. They’re baby steps anybody can take.
Click on the logo below to go to the Miller’s Grain House store site and check out the variety of items for your survival kitchen and pantry. Don’t forget to mention DestinySurvival any time you order from Miller’s Grain House.
Let Miller’s Grain House help you be prepared.