In many areas of the world, grain and legumes come straight from the fields to the home. Perhaps you’ve been using wheat for many years and have never had a problem with tiny pebbles or any other little items that sometimes find their way into your buckets and bags, but the possibility is always there. For this reason it’s always important that you scan your ready-to-grain product before loading it into the hopper. One way to do this is to use a cookie sheet or flat-bottom bowl. Pour an amount of product out on the flat surface and “eyeball” it for a bit to make sure there are no tiny pebbles, nuts, bolts, bee bees, pellets, wood chips or other foreign material. Always take the extra time to check.