Monday, October 3, 2011

Seed Saving- Amaranth


It's seed saving time around the ol' homestead. The kids dove right into the process. Amaranth seeds were the favorite. It's easy to gather, sift and winnow. Once its cleaned the seeds are silky smooth to the touch.

GATHERING-


SIFTING-


WINNOWING_


SAVING-


They also collected Queen Anne's Lace, Scabiosa, Nigella, assorted Sunflowers, Calendula, Lambsquarters, and Iceland Poppies.

2 comments:

Melany Vorass said...

I remember an elderly woman doing this with me when I was about 6. You are creating some memories that will be modst treasure by these young people.

Melissa said...

Beautiful seeds and seed packets! Don't forget to breathe when winnowing, hey?