Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Harvesting Winter Wheat on a Summer Day

We are getting ready to plant two more fields in native grasses and wildflowers. These fields are now planted in winter wheat as a cover crop. I love the way the pale green tops of the wheat look – the hulls all lined up, the grains reminding me of kernels of corn. The straw whiskers of awn give it a wispy look.

I harvested a handful, tied them with twine, and slid them into my favorite vase. I'm not eating wheat these days, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it all the same.

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