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DH bought about 250 pounds of wheat from the local grain elevator, well, the neighbor bought about a ton and we got a bunch from him. It was not complelety cleaned and ready to be milled into flour. We had been trying to clean it manually, what a pain and a very slow process. And now with the farmland, we would like to try to grow our own wheat.

Se we bought a Gleaner off of Craigs list. It will need a little work, but should make cleaning grain a lot easier and faster. The handle turns the fan and shakes the screens. so as the grain trickles into the machine, a fan blows away the chaff.
 

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It is going to need some work to rehab it a bit. Like I said, it works but some of the wood is a little bit dry rotted and I am going to see if we can get some new screening.
 

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way cool, when i looked at the last picture i decided it was some kind of sifter but still didn't know what. hopefully you can get it all fixed up and usable
 

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We just bought a Grain Roller Mill, for making Oatmeal. Can't wait to try it out. I have a huge tub of Oatmeal already, the Old Fashioned Oats that take 10 minutes to cook, so I will have to wait until that is gone before I buy any groats to roll.

I want to grind some wheat for homemade bread also. DH and I are going to start Weight Watchers on Monday, so I may not get a chance this weekend.
 

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I made whole wheat Indian Fry Bread for breakfast as one last hurrah before starting the diet 2 weeks ago. It was really good.
Diet is doing OK. I lost 5 pounds the first week and another pound this last week. Last week was rough because lack of sleep made for some poor choices.

I would like you to meet our new farm dog - err, farm puppy.
This is Gustav (aka Gus). He is now 8 weeks old and is DH's puppy. DH is looking forward to having a BFB (Best Furry Buddy) to hang with him.
 

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What a cute little fuzzy buddy. :love
 

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Here is the shed that DH says is mine. This one is huge, about 36x80.
It is located just north of the garage and west of the Barn. The 3 buildings are pretty close together and makes for tight quarters. the second picture is the back of the barn, and you can see the two story garage behind it.
 

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