Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Buckwheat Harvest

The buckwheat planted on August 12 actually made a harvest!  After a couple of moderate frosts and plenty of rain, Ron ran his combine over it on November 1.  He said it ran through the combine very easily, and the 3 acres yielded about 30 acres total.  Not bad for such a late planting! 

I am drying some of it down now and I have already made some pancakes with the buckwheat.  I would say it is not the best quality--there are a lot of small kernels that should be cleaned out before milling.  However, I am desperate for buckwheat in my kitchen so it's really great!  I may try to sell a bit of it as well.

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