A few days ago I harvested our wheat and made this cute and simple little mantle decoration that I think will go nicely with the cowboy theme of Simon's 1st birthday party coming up this weekend. Yeah, that's right, I harvested our wheat.
In April the boys and I attempted to grow wheatgrass in cookie cutters to spell out their names, but a strong wind tossed all of our efforts aside and in to the nearby garden bed. At the time I didn't think much of it, and when the wheatgrass started to sprout under the tiny zucchini seedlings I lazily assumed that it would probably die out as the zucchini grew and overshadowed it. I was wrong, and the result was that we accidentally grew a tiny crop of wheat. There is actually still a good bit of it left among our zucchini, but I didn't want to dig around the prickly leaves to get it all out since I already had enough to make my mantle decoration. So, if you like what you see for Fall, remember to toss some wheat berries in the dirt in Spring! I love how our happy accident turned out!