In May of 2022, the Hudson River Maritime Museum will be running a Grain Race in cooperation with the Schooner Apollonia, The Northeast Grainshed Alliance, and the Center for Post Carbon Logistics. Anyone interested in the race can find out more here.
While I realize the puns in these posts are Barley good enough to commit to print, and the strange contortions needed to incorporate them have required a few words to be Spelt wrong, Wheat we're working on here does require a bit of Levity. I've been told I have a Rye sense of humor that just won’t Kamut when it comes to puns, and if you're a Quinoa-ne you'll have picked up on this already. I really like Corn-y jokes, even if they're Half-Baked. It might even a-Maize you to find out I had a reputation for bad puns while I was in the Millet-ary. When I'm Oat Rice-ing around to support this whole project, re-Semolina crazed chicken, I've got to find something to make fun of. I'Malt-most done with this blog post, then I'll let up on the bad jokes, but for the Durum-ation of the competition, you'll have to put up with a Farro amount of downright Bulgur puns. And for those who don't like the Cereal use of Grainy puns, I say: Teff! You're Sorgum-a dislike this last line, I hope you don't Freekeh out and collapse onto the Flour.
I'll show myself out.
You can find more information on the Grain Race here. Happy April Fools' Day.
Steven Woods is the Solaris and Education coordinator at HRMM. He earned his Master's degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities at Prescott College, and wrote his thesis on the revival of Sail Freight for supplying the New York Metro Area's food needs. Steven has worked in Museums for over 20 years.
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