One thing that we ran into was the larger the seeds the more difficult the seed balls are to make. This last batch that we did we had a mix that included pea seeds which are about 3/16ths of an inch wide. When we were doing these large seeds the seed balls didn't form uniformly and there were a lot of pea seeds that were coated in clay but they didn't form into balls and the ones that did form into balls were not very uniform. they varied in size from .25 in to 1.00 in where as the batches that were made with smaller seeds were more along the lines of .5in to .75in.
That is an awesome excerpt. How much of the book do you have done? I think you brought up a lot of good points that a lot of the other survival fiction books have glossed over or romanticized. Such as how boring the food is as well as the repercussions that you might see from killing someone local while defending your property. Great stuff! Is there any way to read more of it?