I was planning to disc harrow an acre of the big pasture this spring and plant a foursquare. One quarter each of wheat, oats, barlely and dent corn. Followed by rye. Well.....I started reading and he recommends planting the field with dried beans first if the field has been fallow. Now, at first I was disappointed. But upon further consideration, we planted a 12 foot row of tightly packed dried black beans the year before last and it only yieled 3 cups of dried beans. So maybe an acre of dried beans might get us something more than one meal. And in preparation for having grain growing and hopefully harvested, we bought this last September.
here and by the way, take a look around. She has a great blog.
So far, we've made granola bars and cakes. No bread yet.
I think the hard part is coming....although labor intensive, it doesn't appear to be that difficult. It's just that we've never seen it done and don't know anyone who has so it seems insurmountable.
I will let you know next fall.
Pam and Bill