You can see the shadows growing long in these shots. Out in the late afternoon with my cows.
Both little herds got a new bale of hay yesterday and while the tractor was out we sowed the winter ground cover in the pig field. One more field to go and that is done.
I met with the mill man yesterday and spend all afternoon talking about interesting things. He mills his grains into flour. All organic of transitional. ( remember transitional means organically grown and transitioning to full organic). Mostly wheats, corns, rye, and something else I forgot.
Like I was saying yesterday when he changes grains there is a short run of mixed flours. This is a byproduct and is called Purge Flour. This goes into brown paper bags and onto a pallet and becomes a nuisance because to date he does not have a regular buyer for it.
I brought some home and put a small amount into the soaking buckets for the pigs. It changed the consistency of their feed dramatically. I fed them the rye. Not much yet it is a big diet change and that needs to happen slowly.
Naturally they loved it.
After dinner the oven was still hot so I mixed water and flour into a cake like consistency and spread into my huge catering pan.
This cooked a while then I turned the oven off and went to bed. I scored the dough so it will be easy to chop up. I can throw these cakes to both the chickens and the pigs.
Incorporating the flour into their diets will be interesting.
We talked about the pellitiser but it needs lots of labour and I think it will just make the byproduct too expensive. But that might work for others so we will keep working on it.
I can hear that two of my ducks have flown out of their night pen. Hmm – I hope they already laid their eggs and have not started an avalanche of escapees.
Ah well the ducks are such a work in progress.
I hope you have a lovely day.
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