|Wheat a hearty staple can be grown in the garden and ground for flour|
I just came back from the mailbox and joyfully sat down with a cup of coffee and my Mother Earth News Magazine. In other words, as you can imagine, I was in heaven. As I turned each page, I made mental notes of things I want to do here on the farm, that I was reading about, particularly about homemade bread. One of those things, that popped into my head again, was that I would like to plant my own small patch of wheat, grind my own flour and make a loaf of homemade bread from it. I don’t know why that entices me, other than it will be 100% organic and I want the life experience of it.I don’t know if it is something I will every want to do again or a one time thing, but life goes by fast. So why not just do it.
With that in mind, I wondered where would I find organic wheat seed? You know I am trying to Go Organic, whenever possible. My mind was planning to Google that later, however, as I turned a few more pages, of course, Mother Earth has an advertisement for a place to buy my wheat seed.
The ad read: Wheat Montana offering GMO- Free and Certified Chemical-Free Grain. Perfect, I thought. I would order seed from them. Then I reminded myself that I really like to do business locally, whenever possible. Later, I saw on Wheat Montana’s website that you could find a local dealer. Yes! Wonderful! I was so excited and awe struck when I found connections in Hillsboro, Wilmington and Peebles, Ohio, carrying their products, all within an hour’s drive from our farm.
As I checked out Sycamore Tree General Store’s website, Wilmington, Ohio, I saw that they stock many other things I like too: Natural, Healthy Products for Home, Farm & Garden. I was already mentally planning this farm girl’s fun-day, road- trip. Next week I’ll invite Mom and we’ll visit the store and get my wheat seed and have lunch and make an afternoon of it. I was so excited about my find, that I thought you too might want to know about them or make a visit so I prepared this post and included the connection to Sycamore Tree General Store.
However, before I posted it, before I hit publish, something internally told me, before you do, better check them out first, make sure they are in business. No problem, I’ll just give them a call and ask directions. But when I tried their phone number, I got a not-in-service message. My heart sank. Natural, Healthy Products for Home, Farm & Garden. not in business anymore? Why in the world are they not? Did they not get enough business from their locals? Their website says it is down for construction yet I was still able to view an old web page that even priced out the cost of a 50 pound bag of wheat seed. Go figure.
PS. My Google search found me yet another website that I fell in love with for everything organic, wheat seed and more. Since I am striving to grow organic, Grow Organic offers natural products to combat weeds and bugs too. A gardener’s biggest folly. Hope you too find what you are looking for.