This post is to clarify about what I thought was wheat in the pictures in Reply 89 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13668.msg142766.html#msg142766
I first stopped at an Amish farm this afternoon and asked an Amish lady and her son what was growing in the fields near their house. Neither of them knew. I thought I was dumb, because I didn’t know, but for Amish not to know was a surprise to me. The fields of what I thought was wheat weren’t near the Amish farm. I then stopped at Hodecker’s farm (where they grow and sell celery). The field across from their home, that I thought was wheat, was barley the lady said. The lady told me the fields on the side of the road where their home is are winter wheat. I asked the lady if I could buy some of the winter wheat to try, but she said all of it is sold to the combines. She said in a couple of weeks the combines will come and maybe I can get some wheat from the combine drivers. She had a small box of wheat on her porch, that she said was for Vacation Bible School, but gave me one little piece. I now know that side of the road is where all the wheat is. I still am confused about what is wheat and what is barley, because they look the same to me.
These pictures are the one piece of wheat, the wheat fields, and other fields of I don't know what. I really can’t tell, unless a farmer tells me which is wheat and which is barley.
I also made 5 test hybrid Reinhart dough balls to try at market Tuesday. John (fazzari) at pizzamaking.com was testing his hybrid Reinhart pizzas and they sure looked good to me. I would like to be able to make this dough and pizzas for market, but only time will tell if that will be possible or not.
Also, if anyone is interested, some of the pictures are at the Amish farm I stopped to ask questions. I love to see how the Amish put their wash to dry on a pulley system. I think it really looks cool. I hang all my wash out when the weather isn't too cold, but I sure don't have as much wash as Amish people do.
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