Category Archives: grain production

Small grain harvest and cleaning, part 2

As I said in the previous post, we quickly realized that adding some key pieces of processing equipment would be necessary if we were to continue to grow grains. So in the years since that first oat crop we have … Continue reading

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Small grain harvest and cleaning, part 1

I love working with grains.  They are not at all showy in the field; having evolved away from having the fancy flower parts that in other plants help attract pollinators, they instead rely on wind for pollination, or are self-pollinating.  … Continue reading

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Resources for grain production and baking

Some information on wheat and ancient grain production and use: Production of alternative (organic, specialty market) wheat and related grains in California Evaluating Spring Wheat Variety Performance in Organic Environments.  Report to California Wheat Commission by Mendocino Grain Project researchers.  … Continue reading

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Bread: home grown, home made

I’m a life-long bread baker, having grown up in Berkeley in the 1970s with a homemaker (grow it/can it/dye it/weave it/build it) type of mom.  One year she grew some wheat in the back yard, threshed it, ground it, and … Continue reading

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