Monthly Archives: October 2013

Desgranando (shelling) chicos

Today we brought down about half of our chicos hanging from the rafters in the porch.  We untied the strings holding them together and put the loose cobs in the cajete above.  We then use one cob against the other … Continue reading

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Cleaning seed at Chrysalis

Here is Marissa demonstrating the method to clean seed using two bins, unprocessed seed, a tarp, and the wind.   In the picture above, we had already harvested the amaranth plants by cutting the plants at the base of the stem … Continue reading

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Sorting the garlic harvest

This is our second year of going through our garlic harvest and separating it into different size classes.  This is useful to know how our garlic is doing and allows us to better answer questions around the effects of soils, … Continue reading

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Second-to-last harvest at Parr Field

The goal today was to clear the field but also to find any remaining crops for the harvest.  We knew we had lots of seed corn and dry beans to harvest from the milpa but also found a few remaining … Continue reading

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End-of-season clearing of Parr Field

Today was a day to go through the field and get all the crops that remain (see our next post). In the processed we remove all the corn stocks and put them in a big pile to clear the field. … Continue reading

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