[SCA-AE] OT: In need of straw
Lindey, Edward F III LTC RES USAR USARC
edward.lindey at us.army.mil
Wed Aug 13 22:12:30 EDT 2008
Typically, straw from a modern farm doesn't grow that long. (The plants are
bred to put most of their energy into the grain head, not the stalk) Wheat
straw tends to be longer than oats. I would check with an Amish or Mennonite
farm if you have any close. They tend to use more "traditional" hand
harvesting methods and may be able to help you.
Edward of Freeholt
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[mailto:sca-aethelmearc-bounces at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Sarah
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:52 PM
Subject: [SCA-AE] OT: In need of straw
I am looking for a good source of straw, any variety. It needs to be long,
about 3-4 feet long and it can't go through a machine. It would need to be
hand cut down.
I am willing to travel to you and hand cut the straw. I need about 11
drywall bucket sized bunches for my project.
If you can help me out with this I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried
all the local farmers I could find in the yellow pages and internet. My next
move is to grow it myself, but I need some this year.
Thanks very much!
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