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9/4/2017 – 1st week of Early Fall

Tried to go fishing, but the water level was too low. That was most likely my last attempt for this year. Sum total: one bait sized bluegill. Very discouraging, but still better than a complete strikeout. Seriously thinking of giving

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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

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

7/24/2017 – 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

3/27/2017 – 4th week of Early Spring

The sand plums are in full bloom. Hopefully there aren’t many cold snaps left this year. Finally remembered to start prepping the seeds I gathered last year (acorn, black walnut, hackberry, hawthorn, honeylocust, rose, and sumac). They all got an

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Gardening

10/16/2016

Did a little more foraging this week. Was only able to find handful of hackberry fruits. A pleasant find, but it means that there won’t be much more foraging to do until next year. Ran banklines this weekend. Didn’t catch

Posted in Daily, Fishing, Foraging

10/09/2016

Been busy with business trips lately. Had wanted to go hunting this weekend, but wasn’t able to. Foraging is going well. While in Iowa, I was able to gather Ginko and Hackberry seeds. And yesterday, I was able to gather

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