|Time to make a threshing floor!|
|A section of our garden fence worked as a threshing screen.|
|Flat-bottomed shoes for threshing, please!|
|Julia places the wheat...|
|...and starts doing the "Wheat Dance"!|
|An action shot of our threshing machine!|
|It looked like this when we removed the screen.|
|...and then we swept it up and kept going!|
|Thresh, Heather, Thresh!|
|From the treehouse you can see the "field" too, behind the white chair.|
|Brittany's turn to thresh!|
|We got good enough to thresh two at a time!|
|UGH! This is a LOT of work for one loaf of bread!|
|All threshed! Time to winnow!|
|Winnowing is a lot of careful pouring. The wind blows away the chaff.|
|After winnowing the wheat about five times.|
|After winnowing about ten times...getting pretty clean!|
|Cleaning and drying the harvest.|
|Final cleaning, on Saturday September 21, 2013.|
We have not yet weighed our grain yet to figure out how much we yielded from the 4x8 field we planted. We do know that it fills up 2/3 of a large Peanut Butter jar. Maybe we will weigh it properly next week. We also don't know how much flour it will make, or what recipe we ought to use for the bread when we get there.
We are getting close though!
And that is all we know so far.