The advice in Small-Scale Grain Raising; An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers, by Gene Logsdon, can help the small farmer gain an extra edge of self-sufficiency, and reduce her feed bill. In this excerpt, Logsdon gives detailed information about rye and barley, including tips for growing, harvesting, storing and a few recipes. From the introduction by Logsdon:
“This book is intended for the pioneers of this new, low-cost way of making food—those gardeners and “garden farmers” or cottage farmers who are interested in increasing both the quantity and quality of their homegrown food supply by incorporating whole grains and dry beans into their fruit and vegetable growing systems.”
If you just read our post on Collapse and are fretting about peak oil, some winter rye growing in your backyard could help soothe your soul!
Along with all our Gardening & Agriculture books, Small-Scale Grain Raising is on sale through the month of June.
Read Chapter 7: Rye and Barley