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Reflecting on grains

  • Subject: [cg] Reflecting on grains
  • From: JSBMH2@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 14:51:53 EST

I was fortunate enough to have put about an acre in hard red winter wheat just before the three week October monsoons hit.  Just broadcast it, hoping that Masanobu Fukuoka's no till One-Straw Revolution transposes to Oklahoma.  Its up, about 4 & 1/4 inches.  In the true community garden spirit of rejoicing in a heck of a crop before its in, (anything speaks for a party), I thought I'd share these links while the thread on wheat and grains is still active.     

Scythe Supply links

Organic Small Grain Production
UC SAREP Cover Crop Resource Page

  Wheat - More than Just Bread

and of course the ever popular site... http://agweb.okstate.edu/pearl/food/fapc-109.pdf

John       -who spends his Sundays measuring winter grasses and baking wally bread
                in the July of his mind.

Buffalo Rome Farm
Home on the Range Community Garden
Norman Oklahoma

Wally Bread

2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons Brown Sugar
3 cups water
2 teaspoons yeast
4 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Activate yeast, mix and let sponge rise 15-30 minuets

Then add

cup molasses (black strap preferred)
cup honey
6 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
8 cups whole-wheat flour

Mix, let rise 45-60 minuets or till glop doubles.
Cut into separate loaves and knead each separately.  Put in greased pan.  Press in raisins in desired.
Let rise

Pre-heat oven.  Put in hot oven then cut temperature to 375.  Bake an hour or so.

-Wally by way of Vernon Two Trees

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