Monthly Archives: August 2017

8/21/2017 – 3rd week of Late Summer

Foraging for seeds has begun. Still too early for Acorns, but Black Walnuts, Ash, and Honey Locusts are starting to ripen. Was able to identify some Autumn Olive bushes near me, so gathered a few handful of those. I think

Posted in Daily, Foraging

Drink – Switchel (honey/vinegar/ginger)

My younger brother started developing this recipe last year after having something similar. I had forgotten about it until I found a recipe only and discovered it had the name “Switchel”. It dates back to at least the late 1800’s

Posted in Recipe

8/14/2017 – 2nd week of Late Summer

Continuing to harvest Sand Plums. Learned that they will continue to ripen if left on the counter. Probably only one small harvest left.  Started gathering a few Black Walnuts. It’s much too early, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, I can

Posted in Camping, Daily, Foraging

7/31/2017 – 5th week of Middle Summer

Nothing much to report. Still harvesting sand plums.

Posted in Daily, Gardening

7/24/2017 – 4th week of Middle Summer

Started the process of making a trotline. Didn’t think to take photos so I can write up instructions. Will have to go back and take them later. Also working on some bait recipes (chicken liver jerky and blood and cheese

Posted in Fishing, Foraging, Projects
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