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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Odaon, Apr 23, 2016.
Could you please post some more pics of the blue berries? I have a plant I am trying to identify.
That looks real close to the blueberries. Hard to say! Definitely in the Vaccinium genus. Though that's probably not helpful because there are about 450 species within that genus.
The only one I regularly run into is Vaccinium scoparium, grouse whortleberry. Tiny little berries that remind me of a tart Starburst candy. Not really worth trying to collect enough for anything though...
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Thank you. Looks very similar. Though it will be hard to tell with the differences between growing in the open and growing under a canopy. I will keep my eyes on it as it progresses, and maybe even transplant one or two to my own yard.
Well the onions are about done for the year, but the wine raspberries are looking good
Great pics Brian. Where did you get that scraper you keep on this knife?
Thank you. I got the strikers and ferro rods from Suffolk Metal Works, (Swonut)
We don't have wine berries that I know of, but I've been watching the thimble berries develop!
I thought some of you might find this interesting or maybe you've had it before at a fancy restaurant! We've got corn smut, or in South American whats call Huitlacoche, on some of our corn in the garden at work. This is caused by a fungus called Ustilago maydis and it's a rare and prized edible. The guy who kind of manages the garden didn't know what it was so he cut the infected stalks out and threw them out of the garden a few days ago. Well I got word and went to see if there was any more or any that was salvageable on the removed stalks. Most of the tossed ones had gone to spore and are no longer good to eat at that point, but I was able to find some small ones that hadn't spored out, and one perfect large on still in the corn patch. There's more coming along so hopefully I can harvest those as well. I'm going to give them a taste later tonight and I'll report back with my findings. Apparently they're delicious!
Sorry for the lack of Fiddlebacks in the pictures. My F2 is off being used for a sheath template and my Warthog got left at home today.
I'm interested in how the smut went. Growing up, we put corn in the garden for years. But due to half of it turning into smut, dad quit planting corn altogether. We didn't hear until years later you can eat it.
It was actually pretty good. Very interesting. Really mild, reminiscent of corn and slightly smokey or bitter in a good way. No mushroomy taste that I could find.
It didn't break into my top favorite mushrooms but I would eat it again!
The passion fruit is almost ripe, still a bit tangy...
Man, thats neato. I've seen that on my grandads corn when I used to spend the summers on his place as a boy. Never knew. Thanks!
Definitely! I found it super interesting. Watching the corn for more to pop up!
MY hiking buddy, 10 year old daughter Kimber, and I hit the woods today in search of some ginseng. In the couple hours we were out we did find some "roots" but the time spent with her outdoors is what I enjoy the most.
She wanted to hold the Bushboot to be part of the action.
The dry summer has a lot of the plants already yellowing and even dying down.
What do you do with the ginseng?
We sell it to a local buyer. We don't usually have that much but at $450 - $1000 per pound dry it doesn't take too much to add up. Since Kimber has been going with me I usually just give it to her.
gotta sell that 'sang!
When we went to sell last year there was someone else selling that had been back deeper in the woods and came out with this. Needless to say Kimber was bummed that she didn't find it. She since has talked me into buying her a camelback so she "can spend longer in the woods finding bigger roots".