Friday, April 08, 2016

Growing bread

That's a stretch. I have absolutely no idea how the wheat being grown in this field will be used. But it could be sold to a mill for bread flour once it has grown and been harvested. In the meantime, it will be here through mid-summer and turn from green to golden.

The next time I walk around this field, the wheat will be tall and golden, ready for harvest.

I just found out last evening that the grape grower who owns the vine parcel to our north has restored his electric fence for the season. That means that Callie and I won't be taking the path down through the woods that leads us to this wheat field. It happens every spring; the fence helps to keep deer out of the vineyard so that they don't munch on the new leaves and grape flowers. The pathway will be open again in the summer.

5 comments:

  1. I love the glow you captured in the woods...it echoes the green of the field!!

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  2. how do u find out that the fence is hot??

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  3. The photo is surreal (which means I love it). I've never understood planting wheat and doing all that work to produce four. They should just plant Breadfruit.

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  4. tim, thanks!

    melinda, the guy who owns it tells us. :) Also, when it's not operational, he lowers the section where the path is so that people can just walk through. If it's not lowered, chances are that the power's on.

    mitch, lol!

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  5. Re: bread, or rather flour. My French teacher was explaining that American flour and French flour are very different; French flour has more flavor and better texture.

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