Monday October 3rd 2011 Tim Candler
Spelt and Khorasan
planting today. About thirty five square foot for Spelt and
about thirty five square foot for Khorasan, means a potential for at
least two pounds of wheat. But I am firm in my belief that just a
couple of ears from each will suit us, and I'll tell you why.
Both varieties of Wheat came from the
nut eater's shop in the big town. A friendly man with a beard told
me that his Spelt would sprout, and I want to believe him. The
Khorasan is sold under the trademark name of Kamut, and if their boast
is correct, it too should sprout. But it has come to the point
where honor in trade is a figment and mostly we are suckers.
On the other side, it's possible we
are planting too late or too early. Winter and Spring will be too warm
or too cold, too wet or too dry. And a harvest in June of next year is
Then there is the idea of a wheat ancient
Egyptians ground into flour. The stone mills they used left grit in
their meal, which damaged their teeth. And there is the idea of a
wheat, husks of which where found in the camps of early Europeans called the
Beaker People, or more properly The bell-Beaker Culture. And The Artist is
adamant, there will be no straight lines, she will broadcast seeds while I
do prayers and chanting.