Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
first hundred ears
last saturday i brought in the black eagle wheat and hung the sheaves up in the plant room...in the course of the past week i went down and cut off one hundred ears of wheat...this morning i finished threshing it and then went out into the heat and winnowed it ( after i vacuumed up the awns Jean )...one hundred ears rendered 2 1/8 ounces of clean grain ready to be milled into flour ( about 1/3 cup by volume...if a cup of grain renders 1 1/2 cups of milled flour we should be at about 1/2 cup of flour from this grain...bread from scratch will be a process )...the next hundred are already cut ( and actually started )...how many hundreds there are i do not know..haven't counted them...several more than there were of rye seed heads would be my estimate...the work should give us enough flour for several loaves...i have purchased three pounds of organic wheat to practice milling on ( and probably bread making ) before i risk all this work on a debacle...results are forthcoming.
an ex- industrial worker ( the continued automation of jobs, condensing of ownership, plant closings, trade wars, and degradation of living standards here has rendered me a former industrial worker...now just part-time lumpen proletariat) and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.