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Re: Still not gardening/wheat weaving

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Still not gardening/wheat weaving
  • From: "Theresa W." tchessie1@sbcglobal.net
  • Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 19:06:15 -0800
  • In-reply-to: <00d901c6f81f$9c9171d0$6400a8c0@william4e9ze6z>
  • References: <00d901c6f81f$9c9171d0$6400a8c0@william4e9ze6z>

yes- you soak it, same as you would basket weaving materials.

Theresa

Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> Theresa, don't they wet the wheat straw before they start weaving?  I did
> this once in Indianapolis at the Children's Museum.  I too love the look of
> woven wheat.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Theresa W.
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:44 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Still not gardening
>
> If you grow wheat, you should learn how to do wheat weaving.  I love the
> look of these decorations, and used to know how when I was a kid.  They make
> great fall and Xmas decoration.
>
> Theresa
>
> Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>   
>> Yah...they calm down when they're about 20 or so. :-) My riding 
>> instructor has already told us how to avoid the Christopher Reeve 
>> suicide leap; how hard could it be? Except, you know, I knew someone 
>> who died when her horse spooked and threw her. And I tend to be a 
>> cautious personality anyway.
>> I am thinking about next year's vegetable garden already, hoping that 
>> my time crunch will get better by spring. I really ought to be paying 
>> more attention to the front garden but I do like my veggies. I'm 
>> hoping for a better tomato crop next year. And I think I'll plant some 
>> sweet corn, haven't grown that for a while. Would be fun to grow wheat,
>>     
> wouldn't it?
>   
>> I'm not sure what you do with it after it ripens though. I was looking 
>> at growing rice (in a wading pool) at one point but I never did find 
>> the seed.
>> I got my bulbs from Old House Gardens and it looks like the order from 
>> Brent & Becky's will show up this week too. I've still got that big 
>> empty space we dug out of the front lawn to fill; haven't had time to 
>> think of anything really cool to put there so it's probably going to 
>> get filled with divisions of stuff I already have. I would like to buy 
>> an Oranges n'Lemon rose - but maybe I should get another Mr. Lincoln 
>> or Chrysler Imperial, so fragrant - and then I think I'll divide some 
>> daylilies, shasta daisies, and, and...ummmm...I'll think of something.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
>> Behalf Of Donna
>> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 6:02 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Still not gardening
>>
>> Oh just learn how to ride a runaway and you will be fine. They are 
>> just a tad high spirited, but as time goes on, just like a kid, they 
>> calm down.
>>
>>  
>> So have you planned your garden for next year?  Thinking with 2 
>> horses, might want to consider feed corn, oats and alpha.
>>  
>> Donna
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>
>> If I were an experienced rider and I didn't work full-time, I might 
>> look at rescue horses - but you know many of them are in rescue 
>> because of age, physical, or behavioral problems. Thoroughbreds 
>> especially racehorses are pretty "hot". I get my dogs from rescues or 
>> the shelter because I know how to work with a dog (and the possibility 
>> of me getting killed by falling off a dog is pretty low). But a horse? 
>> No...I'm looking for calm, quiet, tolerant, and well-trained. To 
>> paraphrase Dirty Harry - you gotta know your limitations.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
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