Archive of ‘Grain’ category

~Oat Groats~

| Grain, kitchen disasters


A few mornings ago, I awoke with the anticipation of eating a homegrown cereal breakfast. I had prepared the groats the night before in the same way we like to eat our steel cut oats and had left them to soak overnight. When I added the buttermilk to the grain in the morning, it turned […] Read more…

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| Grain


Wood ashes made the grain field happy this year in the one little spot we happened to burn a fire last fall. We worked last week to make more little spots for happy grain to grow next year. I’m determined to learn how to grow our own grain! Read more…

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~2011 Homestead Goals~

| 2011 vegetable garden, Cattle, Chickens, garden plans, Grain, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, orchard, our homestead

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We’ve spent a lot of talk over the last few weeks discussing what we’d like to accomplish on Reformation Acres this year. We started 2010 hoping to build a barn and possibly fill it and once the barn was finished, it was looking more and more like we’d be having to wait for our dairy […] Read more…

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~2010 Homestead Yields~

| 2010 vegetable garden, Butchering, Cattle, Chickens, dairy, Grain, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, our homestead, peas, Pigs, raw milk, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, Turkeys, zucchini


We’re thanking the Lord for the bountiful harvest we reaped from our little 2 1/2 acres this year! That total yield is about 1000 pounds per acre!  Over a whole ton of food! Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day. Psalm 71:8 Read more…

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~Our First Wheat Field~

| Grain, our homestead

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I’m going to have to go out on a limb here and call our first wheat field we planted this spring a failure. I wondered at the time if the field was poorly prepared… but the ground was too wet to work and I was too round to properly remove all of the sod. I […] Read more…