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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Path of the Critters
This time of year, I enjoy the light that comes through the diamond-paned window in the evenings. Soon the sun will be higher in the sky, and I'll have to wait another year to enjoy it. When I am mindful, I find simple pleasures to enjoy. Each season has it's blessings to savor.
Joseph recently cleared a bit of land to grow some heirloom wheat. We are looking to grow some for our own use, and possibly will have enough left to sell a bit for seed, if all goes well. The variety is Red Fife wheat. We were lucky to find a baker that sells at the Carrboro Farmer's Market, who uses heirloom grains. I bought one of each item he sold which contained heirloom wheat. We agreed the Red Fife was our favorite, with a wonderful, rich, whole wheat flavor. We also sampled Marquis wheat, which is a Red Fife cross, but it did not have the flavor of the Red Fife. Wheat is planted in the fall. We're deciding on a cover crop to plant this spring, to enrich the land while it lays fallow.
The weather has been a mix of warm and cold days. On warm days, we've worked on our cedar walkway. We've finally reached the halfway mark, and hope to continue making steady progress. The entire path has been dug out in preparation for the cedar, and the undone portion is quite the muddy mess during wet weather, making us take alternate routes to the house. That's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to finishing the path, keeping us out of the mud and at least some of the mud out of the house. Oh happy day!