Posted on 02 February 2015.
Almost every excuse is gone now. Canning is over; Christmas is gone; The tax work and paper-work jungle is in order. If I don’t want to start the mending, then…it IS time to winnow and separate the seeds!
I’m cleaning the peas here. The red circle is a silicon splatter-protection cover. The small light hulls catch on the sticky surface while the peas roll down the incline. It saves a lot of lung work to try blowing them off.
This is my exclusive brand of peas since I have cycled them year after year.
The beans that I prefer because they are very long, straight and tender. Long and straight because I have to cut them to can them. I bought them a few years ago and think they were called Tendergreen (?)
Looking into the yellow grocery bag from above you can see me separating the carrot seeds below. It’s work but I get a lot of seed from one carrot that matures to this point. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. The seeds you get in the store packages aren’t fuzzy like the ones you grow. I imagine they get rubbed. It’s harder to plants them when they want to stick to each other like burs. The chunk of wood here is to grind them into seeds and chaff