How to Juice Fresh Wheatgrass

How to Juice Fresh Wheatgrass

What you shall need *Tools:

1.) Ziplock Bags.
2.) Sanitized Scissors.
3.) Medium sized glass bowl.
4.) A blender or food processor.
5.) Cheesecloth.
6.) A metal or plastic strainer.
7.) Apple Cider or orange juice [to make it more palatable for taste].
8.) Teaspoon or tablespoon.
9.) A large Funnel.

Step One:

Cut back the wheatgrass down to no more than one inch away from the root. Take it into small handfuls and place into ziplock bags. If you are intending to process it for drink now, place the cut bunches into the glass bowl to hold until next step.

Step Two:

Place a handful of Wheatgrass into the blender and a tablespoon or teaspoon of the prefered juice. In crushed Ice mode, blend the wheatgrass until it is at least a centimeter in length. For the food processor, add all of the Wheatgrass and three to four tablespoons of cider [the amount prefered varies from person to person, so after strained with cheesecloth; add a bit more cider or orange if you feel it needs it]. I eyeball how much apple cider to add.

Step Three:
After well blended, place the plastic or metal strainer into the medium-sized bowl. Make sure the strainer fits nicely into the bowl [not overhanging or smaller than bowl]. A medium sized strainer will do. Place the cheesecloth over the strainer. The cheesecloth should be hanging at least a few inches over the bowl. Pour the contents from the blender or food processor into the cheesecloth. Allow the liquid to drip through the strainer before rigging.

Step Four:
Simply gather the sides of the cheesecloth and squeeze slowly into the bowl. The foam if any will give the drink a lovely froth at the top of your glass. When all of the juice has left the cheesecloth; discard the Wheatgrass pulp into a compost container [or trash].
-With a large funnel, pour the juice from the bowl into a glass.
Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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DIY Juicing Wheatgrass

My wheatgrass has now grown to it’s peak of perfection. In order to remain obtaining new shoots, I need to harvest. This afternoon, I shall be taking a few photos with a simple Step-By-step instructions of a DIY juicing, without the need to purchase a juicer. The same results of a juicer and just as easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fish Pond Project: Part 1

Fish Pond Project: Part 1

Creating a fish pond at our Co-op Apartment, in MA. It has been a group effort. We finished digging and smoothing out the landscape, as of yesterday evening. I have not made a pond before by hand. ๐Ÿ™‚ We plan to plaster a layer of concrete on the bottom soon and add a waterfall near the stonewall. Other added lovelies are:
Aquatic plants [Tubers, Lotus, etc] a wooden bench, cleaning the two standing rocks and painting in white letters ‘PEACE’ or ‘HAPPINESS’ in another language. One of the roommates has offered the muse of making a small sign that reads: “NO DIVING.” ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

Goldfish from a fellow friend will be donated for free to the pond. ๐Ÿ™‚

Second Raised Herb Bed

Second Raised Herb Bed

After many hours of hard work, a larger herb raised bed was completed. The only thing I need to complete is the chicken wire surrounding the bed. The last raised bed I constructed was not efficient enough to keep the two hens out. Which resulted in a few lost and trampled Chamomile. I thoroughly enjoy learning and improvement with each new project. ๐Ÿ™‚

Working on Mammoth Seedling Bed

Since I have a total of seventy five successful seedings, it’s important to start planning out where in the back yard the raised garden bed shall be. We do have a single large gopher taking residence on our side of the property. Last year they found the sun flower seedlings at heights of a foot, quite tasty. None of them survived to become adults.

Heading out to Home Depot for some top soil, lead tester and various other supplies. ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll post photos of the Mammoth Seeding Bed in stages once it is complete. ๐Ÿ™‚

Figuring out Licenses for selling Herbal Tinctures

In the state of Massachusetts, I am currently looking up what licenses and permits I may need in order to sell organic Tinctures, Herbal Teas, Herbal Salves at the Boston Common.

In terms of the baked goods, per City of Boston regulations,ย I must have them prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen and unfortunately Boston doesn’t license home kitchens. I do not believe this pertains to what I am planning to create and sell to customers. I shall be contacting a few friends who are also Herbalists and may have some insight on the matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

Designing the Business Cards

Since I was not able to start working on a graphic for my business card [due of spending most of my day off in the garden]; I shall be drawing out the pencil outline after work tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

The thought is to have a Pohutukawa treeย sketched out with butterflies as it’s leaves. The choice to not have a native plant of New England [Not a plant/tree from the United States] or a tree which is not easily identifiable by people from The United States, is due of the fact.. Well, my Partner and I shall be moving to New Zealand in three years from now. So having a tree which is native and identifiable to other fellow Kiwis is important. Plus, the tree has a symbolic feeling to me. Which is the strong arms of the tree and how it supports great life. A hardy and tough survivor. Slow growing, they can live over one thousand years.. Which reminds me of ancient times; a wise man, time keeper and close connection with nature and the flow of the Earth.

Also, on a lighter note theย Pohutukawa tree is quite a pretty one. It slightly reminds me of a Sakura tree in ways [another striking beauty]. Look up Pohutukawaย tree on google. You shan’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mammoth Sunflower Seedling

Mammoth Sunflower Seedling

Never grew these before. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sunflower seeds are a great treat for chickens during the winter months when nutrition is low [due of not being able to peck for bugs, seeds, worms, etc outside]. They can grow up to twelve feet and twelve inches in diameter [head of flower]. Fourteen days of germination. ๐Ÿ™‚