Taking inspiration from Ginny over at Small Things, here's this week's Yarn Along update:
here.) I only have another 15 rows or so to go and then I can go back and knit the sleeves.
As for books, I have a number on the go right now, but my most recent acquisition from Thomas Allen & Son is "Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn & more" by Sara Pitzer.
I've been thinking that I'd like to add small-scale grain growing to our farmstead activities (eventually... not this season, or even the next) and this handy book provides a solid introduction on how to grow, harvest and cook nine nutritious whole grains, from wheat to millet, rice to heirloom grains, including amaranth, quinoa and spelt. There are also a number of tasty recipes, from simple cornmeal dumplings to millet-broccoli souflé.
I'll eventually write a The Bookish Farmer review, but for now I've got to get back to work. Or maybe I'll just knit a few more rows...