t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Wheatgrass Solution

This is my decorative attempt at wheatgrass. Since I have no utility room and zero room in my kitchen I decided to try my luck with a little shelf in the front room. It actually look okay and my wheatgrass seems to like the climate. I put the place mats, and plastic down to protect the wood.

The effort is a success so far. I am also growing less at one time, than I tried to do before. It helps too, because I have no green thumb. It is all I can do to attempt to keep one tray alive, let alone 3-4 moldfree!


Kelly Spence said...

Can you explain how you grow wheat grass? Do you use a juicer to make the juice? I've read you can just use a blender. I thought I saw a post about wheat grass on your blog before, but I looked around and couldn't find it.

Miller time said...

Hey Rebecca I think I have a couple more posts that I need to post. I'm thinking monday Will be a good day to send it out. I'll text you the green flag to send it. thank you so much , I 'm way excited !!!!! :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Kelly,

I use an Omega 8003 juicer. It has worked great. But also sometimes I just throw a handful of grass into our morning smoothie. We have a blendtec, so it really pulverizes. I think in order for the fiberous wheatgrass to bee digestable you need a strong blender like a blendtec or vitamix. I have read though, the best way is to juice it. That is what the purists say. Sometimes though it is just easier to throw it in with the smoothie. I figure it can't be hurting us :)

Kelly Spence said...

Thanks! I use a blend tec. Maybe I will throw it in my smoothie sometime.