Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat and Rye, Jul. 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $35 ($30 for members)

We’ve been growing and processing wheat and rye by hand for a few years. In mid-July, we will harvest it using scythes and sickles.  Then it has to get tied into sheaves and stood up in shocks to dry. Once dry, it has to be threshed to remove the grains from the heads, and then … More Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat and Rye, Jul. 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $35 ($30 for members)

Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat and Rye, Jul. 17( & 18?), 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $40 (CANCELLED)

Last year, we harvested industrial wheat by hand. We learned a lot from that process and decided to plant our own heritage wheat. In mid-July, we will harvest it using scythes and sickles.  Then it has to get tied into sheaves and stood up in shocks to dry. Once dry, it has to be threshed … More Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat and Rye, Jul. 17( & 18?), 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $40 (CANCELLED)

Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part II: Threshing, Storing, and Grinding

This year we harvested a tenth of an acre of modern red winter wheat from our neighbor’s field. I wrote up a few impressions soon after harvesting the wheat in a previous blog post, but here I hope to summarize more technical aspects of this process and suggestions for myself and others who hope to … More Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part II: Threshing, Storing, and Grinding

Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat, Jul. 25, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., $20 (Space is Limited)

We’re trying to grow and harvest all of our food this year to simulate the collapse of fossil fuels. As part of that, we’ve purchased a tenth of an acre of organic wheat from a neighbor. In late July, we will harvest it using scythes and sickles.  Then it has to get tied into sheaves … More Upcoming Workshop — Hand-Harvesting Wheat, Jul. 25, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., $20 (Space is Limited)