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Week of June 29th

I found another blackberry patch at work while walking. I think it might be too late to gather seeds, but I should be able to grab transplants in the fall. I also found a rose that was climbing some trees.

Posted in Cooking, Daily, Foraging, Gardening, Uncategorized

Week of November 18th

Found another batch of Persimmon seeds. Not sure if any of them will survive in my area as they seem to like to grow in swamps. Also made the first batch of seed balls. These were the mixture of seeds

Posted in Cooking, Daily, Foraging, Gardening, House

Week of November 4th

Quick catch up. I found and processed some Persimmons, Fire Thorn, and Pecans. The Persimmons were a surprise as I have never seen one before and wasn’t looking for them. Need to head back and gather more. Done some work

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Hunting

Week of September 23rd

Made up snells for my circle hooks (stores don’t usually carry them and I didn’t want to spend the extra money on shipping). Instead of using a regular snell knot, I made some using the hair rig knot and others

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Foraging

Week of August 12th

Couldn’t get a photo to confirm identity, but I think I saw a roadrunner in the hedgerow. I know that they occasionally are seen in Kansas, but this was the first time I have seen one this far north. Cooked

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Gardening

Week of August 5th

Gathered more Sand Plums (about a quart). Plan is to process this and what we already have in to juice and then jelly. Finished washcloth and started working on larger baby booties. Proportions seemed wrong on the first attempt of

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Foraging, knitting, Uncategorized

Week of July 8th

Tried to get some mowing done, but didn’t get very far as the belt keeps slipping. Will need to look into what might be causing that. Used grass clippings to mulch the flower bed in front of the house. Went

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Gardening, knitting

Week of July 1st

Mostly goofed off and enjoyed Independence Day. Saw a funny meme that said “TREASON is the REASON for the SEASON”. Didn’t shoot off as many fireworks this year, but also didn’t have to put out any fires. One fountain did

Posted in Daily, Foraging, knitting

Week of June 17th, 2019

Rented a cabin at Toronto Lake for the weekend. The place was flooded, but it worked out. Took a grandkid fishing at caught 2 catfish. One was a keeper, but let it loose since there was no place to clean

Posted in Camping, Daily, Fishing, Foraging

Week of June 10th

Finally got second household set up. Most of this week was spent assembling furniture. Wife bought some houseplants for the new place (ivy, aloe, and a succulent). Need to research care. Finishing up on washcloths. Next project is to finish

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Gardening, Projects
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