Various Items of Food

Well it is our harvest on Sunday.

The grain has been milled into flour, if all goes well…   by tomorrow I should have a (literally) home grown loaf!

The Chillies are now chilli marmalade, some others are almost chilli jelly.

Fairtrade cadbury’s is just mmmmmm….

Grain Mill

Grain Mill

FairTrade Cadbury's Dairy Milk

FairTrade Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
Chillies

Chillies

Harvest – Progress

I have separated the ‘wheat’ from the ‘chaff’,  just be letting the wind do its thing, you really have to do it to understand the phrase in Psalm One

But now I have a nice four ounces of wheat grain, there is probably just over that left to harvest eight ounces will make one loaf, just perfect!!  Our theme for the harvest is ‘Bread for the Journey’  Hopefully if the bread works we will distribute it as people leave.

leftovers

Straw and Chaff

Wheat Grain

Wheat Grain

Preparing for harvest

Sheaf of Wheat

Sheaf of Wheat

This is the first harvest of some wheat I grew this year as an experiment.  I only grew a small patch, so harvesting when each stalk was ready was easy.  It’s drying at the moment, but when ready I’ll be preparing it and grinding some flour.  When all is harvested and prepared I hope to have enough to bake a loaf for our harvest festival, big enough for everyone to have a small piece to take away -a la ‘Blessed Bread’ in the orthodox tradition and talk about bread, the process, food and time.  I might even use this reflection as a bread blessing.