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Speaking of going out and gathering wheat, friends of mine who just got a house with some land in upstate CA are going to lengths to grow a lot of their own food. Veggie plots, chickens, beehives, all sorts of good stuff. Theyre mostly vegetarian but theyre super against big agribusiness so we see eye to eye on a lot of points.
Anyway, part of their plan is to grow their own wheat. They're really excited about it, got a scythe and everything. I couldnt help but think that they are going to learn REAL FAST how much work grains require to gather and what little pay-off you get for such amount of work.
Id be a lot more excited if they were growing like einkorn or emmer or some other wild-type form of grain, but last I talked to them they were just planning on regular semi-dwarf wheat. Sigh.
5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
Current: 132.5 lbs
Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey
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