Before the rains, we harvested Amaranth seed.....
Nilah separates the chaff from the seed of the Amaranth plant.
Amaranth is a high protein grain from South and Central America. It grows very well in our poor soils and is relatively drought tolerant.
Ah ha! We've created conditions conducive to critters!
A Lesser Goldfinch visits regularly to the farm for a lunch of fresh sunflower seeds!
You can also eat the leaves- a simple recipe is to saute some onion and garlic in a pan and then add the washed leaves. The water sticking to the leaves is enough to cook them- and they're delicious!