Around 25 pounds of fresh wheat berries....now what?
I had a great time today at our local antique flywheelers show and was captivated by a demonstration of an antique thresher doing its job. Powered by an antique tractor, it was a sight to behold. The antique saw and veneer mills were equally wondrous - and by golly, not a single label was affixed to anything warning about the dangers involved. Those who run the show and the machines are local people of good common sense.
I couldn't help but marvel at those who invented these wonderful machines, as well as being grateful for their creativity.
But back to the threshing. Fresh local wheat was used for the threshing. The straw wound up in one pile and the wheat berries were deposited in a 55-gallon drum. The folks are friendly and after talking about bread baking and wheat, I was told I could take as much of the threshed wheat as I wanted - the entire 55 gallon drum, if I had room in my vehicle!
I would up with about 25 pounds of wheat berries (about all I could carry since my car was parked a distance away). They are very moist because of the rains we've had and contain lots of "foreign matter" in them.
Any suggestions on how to (easily) separate the strange stuff (weed seeds, crown vetch, etc) from the wheat? I forgot to ask the farmers at the show.