E.G. (elainegrey) wrote,

A pottery tray covered with an array of purple popcorn ears

My 2021 harvest from my selected purple popcorn! Progress! Everything was purple toned this year. I still lost some whole ears to mold, tops of ears to worms, but it wasn't too bad. Growing later in the year worked and not rushing to get a crop in. Can imagine planting more with sweet potatoes. The sweet potato failure this year i blame on the rabbits. Fie. And, i say failure, but i won't really know until i harvest. The vines haven't been crazy rampant.

Monday went pretty well personally, meh at home. I got things done according to my to do list; less so at work. A little overwhelmed by minutiae plus a "yam" (ie: something that has become unpleasant to an outsized amount.) I am spending lots of time on to do list management: i hope it's productive and not creating more to keep up with (record) than i need to. Today, Tuesday seemed about the same. A significant yard thing was mowing the steep banks up by the road and eradicating the stilt grass. I'm not sure that any wildflower plants survived under the blanket from last fall's seeding. I'll see about scattering seeds from the "meadow."

In the evening i started a new sourdough starter, Kitta Grau. I tried a 50-50 mix of water and rye, it seems far too stiff. Tonight i adjusted to 50-25-25 water, rye, previous starter. If that works, it will soon be essentially two parts water, on part rye. I guess rye flour's hydration properties are significantly different than wheat's.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/869516.html .
Tags: bread notes, garden, yams

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