Friday, October 12, 2012

Broom corn harvest starts

posted by Todd
We spent the day with smiles on our faces and working hard in the NSSED garden plot bringing in the broom corn.  The plot was about 25' x 50' and yielded enough material to hopefully make 20 plus brooms.  The great thing about the broom corn is, no matter how much of the seed the birds and other critters eat it doesn't change the amount of straw that we get for making brooms.  One can not say as much for the Wagner corn field that has been hit pretty hard by the deer and geese. Now that we are harvested we will let the straw dry and then start the de-seeding process.