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Week of October 26th

Started stratifying the seeds a few weeks ago. Oddly, everything has started sprouting already. This is problematic as the soil really isn’t cold enough to plant. Ended up potting the Black Locust sprouts. I will have to remember not to

Posted in Daily, Gardening, Uncategorized

Week of August 31st

Put in an order for tree seeds from Sheffield’s. Order is for Black Locust, Cottonwood, Bur Oak, and White Pine. Also bought several heads of Garlic and picked some Maypop. Spent a lot of time laying out the new hedgerows

Posted in Daily, Foraging, Gardening, Uncategorized

Week of August 10th

Still not sure if I like the new property layout. The main access drive only needs to be 12′ wide (per fire code), so 20′ seems like overkill. One option would be to eliminate the secondary access drive and make

Posted in Foraging, House, Uncategorized

Week of July 6th

I missed the window for gathering any blackberry seeds. This year hasn’t been ideal for foraging so far. One, I am not able to devote enough time. Two, it seems to have been a rough year for plants. Uncertain if there

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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 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 22nd

Finished knitting the baby mittens. Taking a break before starting the next set of booties/mittens and making more washcloths. Gathered Sumac seeds and more apple and pear seeds. Trying to broaden my knowledge and learnto identify field greens. Not much

Posted in Gardening, Uncategorized

Week of July 15th

Not much this week. Took a mental holiday. Finished one of the baby mittens, but still uncertain about them. Tweaked the pattern to based on photos of baby mittens from Sirdar’s “Gorgeous Baby Book 264”, so they look better. But

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Week of April 22nd

Working on making cane fishing poles. Since the previous pole broke on the first catch, I am building these to be able to still function after the pole breaks. I run lightweight bankline from the handle to the tip and

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Week of April 15th

Had another bout with a stomach bug. Can’t remember getting sick this often. Working on putting hiking/camping gear together this winter. I am mostly done with a bedroll and tarp tent, just need to figure out better straps. Started working

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