Of both my worlds. A little of both my worlds. Don’t we all live with our feet in more than one camp – that is life right?
The Mill and The Farm. My two jobs now but they are more than jobs – the both of them.
Janie’s Farm, which feeds Janie’s Mill with grain, has a plot of ancient grains. It is part of a study with U of I. I don’t know the names of them the grains yet but here is a shot from the plot. A shot from the plot! Today I will begin a loaf of bread using a grain the ancients used. Like spelt – I have lots of spelt.
That Pompeii loaf. It is half spelt – half whole grain – maybe I will use Janie’s Mill Chicago and our Spelt- I have both in my fridge. I love the idea of an individual bakers stamp too. Each baker in ancient Rome had a special stamp so you knew who baked the loaf. I am going to work on that.
There is a lot to be said for planting the crop last year. Wheat is one of those. I look forward to wheat in my own fields. Above is Warthog by the way. Warthog is not as high in protein – it makes more of an all purpose flour. We call our all purpose flour – Iroquois. Learning. Learning. My other favorite thing.
I have not seen Mrs Flowers in a while. I saw her hanging about the evergreens often a week or so ago and wondered if she was thinking about nesting. I will have a look for her this weekend but they are often very hard to find when nesting.
Speaking of nesting. Maybe another week for Poppy. No longer than that I think.
Summer has begun they say. And I am hunting another break to cut more of my hay.
Visitors just keep booking the Airbnb – maybe that is my third job. I have a couple leaving today and another couple coming tomorrow so today will be busy. I don’t mind though – I get a lot of pleasure from seeing people enjoy themselves. Reading on the porches or wandering about the farm.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
Hot and rainy. Delightful. Not. But do you see that gap in the rain? If Monday’s rain backs off I just might squeeze a cut of hay in there.