Archive for June, 2010

sling

June 30, 2010

finally broke down and bought some sling making rope

this GLOW IN THE DARK rope was actually cheaper than braided rope

followed the instructions in this youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APExNLO1oHY&feature=related

this is the easiest sling i’ve ever made, but i still have to see how it slings

and i’ll give it a whirl tmmw out in the bush

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mayapple ” ripening ” testing

June 30, 2010

so instead of waiting for the mayapples to turn yellow and drop

i figured i’d pick some and see if they ripen on their own

i decided to number 6 of these mayapples
in the background is 4 mayapples wrapped in newspaper

silverweed is a runner

June 30, 2010

i’ve always thought silverweed grew in clumps like this, but i guess this ” clump ” is some form of cinquefoil

and i guess silverweed grows on a runner

bindweed

June 30, 2010

can’t  find too much about this as a wild edible, although it is supposed to have  a laxative/purgative effect, when i do sample this, i’ll try some late at night

bindweed covers and grows on/over everything

purslane

June 30, 2010

i’m hesitate to harvest this purslane because i want some seeds for next year

catching some morning sun in my kitchen

one of two big purslane plants down by the river

there’s some smaller purslane in the landladys garden, i’ll grab those for eating

Purslane is one of my favorite edible weeds, just pick it and eat it raw

creeping charlie

June 26, 2010

this little ground creeper vine is everywhere

looks similar to young garlic mustard

brier berries ?

June 26, 2010

the leaf says some kind of brier, the long berry stalk/stem is interesting

and other brier-like leaves but no flowers/berries

mayapples still around

June 26, 2010

checked another of my mayapple spots and there were still plenty around

just waiting for them to turn yellow and drop

drying

June 25, 2010

so i hung up some milkweed leaves to dry, i started with 4 but the first one i grabbed fell apart in my hand, so here’s the other 3 leaves

and then i crushed and rolled it up in my hands, and picked out the stems and midribs // in theory, all the nutrients should still be in the leaves

so i’m trying some more milkweed leaves and day lily flowers, and i put one day lily in a book

191 pictures in 3 1/2 hours

June 25, 2010

left the house at 9:30 am and got home at 1 pm

of course i took lots of extra doubles/angles because i don’t have a viewfinder, and i’m not trusting my ” point and shoot ” skills, and i can always blame the wind for any pics that don’t work out

614 pictures in the last 4 days and on 1 battery charge