Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fodder Day 1

I finally got some barley seed, soaked it over night, drained it this morning and put it in a dollar store tray that I had drilled 1/8" holes in one side of. Put another tray under this one to catch the water run off and propped the end with no drain holes up with a flip flop :) My plan is to have eight trays going over the next eight days. I need five more trays from the dollar store and a couple of buckets for easier soaking and draining. Also need something to prop up the one side besides a flip flop. To have gotten this far is exciting. I will keep you posted. Hopefully I get it a little more organized by the end of the week :)


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    1. I'm sprouting it, it should be ready to feed the critters in about eight days :)

    2. Kind of how you malt it I think, you can make some beer barley for them, happy happy.
      More snow here.

    3. Snow, ewww! Our temps are cooler this week and I think it's supposed to rain today. I'm glad, my garden needs watered!
      Drunkin' critters, sounds fun!!!

  2. My husband has plans and a goal to have sprouted grains for our chickens all next winter. If we can pull it off, I know they will be very happy (and healthy) chickens!

    Keep us up-to-date on how your barley is doing.

    1. I can't wait to see them dive into to the first batch, I hope it turns out :)