With the very hot weather, we've only been able to work in short bursts, but we're getting through the harvesting of the flax / linseed.
Initially, I was cutting the tops off the plant, but found the extra work involved with taking the bolls off the stems afterwards was not worth it. So, we're stripping the bolls directly from the plant into a bin.
From there, the bolls are put into a food processor, which breaks them up into a powder - but doesn't seem to harm the seeds. Then we can either sift or blow off the light stuff and leave the heavier seeds behind.
Any suggestions that might improve the process are gratefully received, though! :)
Until next time.