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Oats, Peas, Beans, & Barley – Nov/Dec Journal

Oats, Pease, Beans, and Barley Grow. This simple, sing-song rhyme from long ago that describes the annual rhythms of growing grain, is easily remembered by adults who chanted it as children. When I was young, I had the idea that the last word in the title, “grow” was actually“groats.” Come to find out, it is a real word. Groats refers to any whole kernel of grain that has been minimally processed to remove the outer husk or hull, called the chaff. Groats are a whole grain that retains the germ and bran. Although this issue is about the four grains

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