Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @mitch4ging - Thank you for the kind words. Hope that your day was a good one, Dennis, and that tomorrow’s even better. Your Lamb and challenge coins makes for a great image.

    @Jack Black - Thank you Jack. Of course your HH Barlow is divine, but that Bread looks amazing.:)

    @Ramrodmb - Mark, your Ironwood image is smashing!

    @5K Qs - much thanks, GT. I gather the leaves that catch my eye, while Ari tends to his sniffing every square inch of ground.:) Your Black Jack is a beaut.

    @Fodderwing - Great to see you appear, Dwight. You are well missed.
  2. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Happy Tuesday everyone. One day closer to the weekend!;)[​IMG]
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Sounds good Jer :thumbsup: 30 years ago, I used to make soda bread, very tasty, and so easy to make, but I lost my recipe, and haven't found a good one since :rolleyes: The last time I made bread, it was red onion and sea salt focaccia, and was actually pretty easy to make :thumbsup:

    Yeah, I don't think wages have gone up in the same way :rolleyes: Cool pic Jer :thumbsup:

    Hope you'll be back online soon John :) :thumbsup:

    Well done Gary, and thanks for the kind words my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Sounds like Heaven! :D When I was a kid, every other street had a bakery, even if it was just a small outfit with the baker in the back and his missus out front, there were a dozen good ones a stone's throw from where I grew up. I guess the supermarkets were their ruin (along with the butcher, fishmonger, and fruit 'n' veg shop) :(

    Great pic of Black Jack GT, I was thinking of carrying ebony myself today, but decided to pocket my Waynorth Lambsfoot :) :thumbsup:

    You look well-prepared Ed :thumbsup:

    I thought you would find them of interest my friend. Interesting article on Cadman & Calquhoun in one of the journals :thumbsup:

    Great to see you here Dwight, your presence is missed :thumbsup:

    I got a breadmaker about 10 or so years ago, it saved some time, and is easy to use. Then I had to move it as I was having a new type of boiler installed. I'm not sure I've used it since :oops: I think there are so many sitting in the back of cupboards, you can get hold of a slightly used one for next to nothing :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    Ace pic Mike, and an optimistic outlook ;) :thumbsup:

    It was the same with decimilization (in 1971) here mate, and I am told with the change to the Euro in most of Europe, prices doubled overnight! o_O I remember my dad saying his father would berate him for paying 9 pence a pint, or whatever it was when he was young, because beer had cost pennies for centuries o_O :mad:

    Hope so my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much Harvey, I had a couple of lightly-toasted slices with strawberry jam for my breakfast :) :thumbsup:

    Morning Guardians, as @Crazy Canuck says, the weekend is getting closer! :) I thought I'd slip Charlie Lamb in my pocket today ;) Have a great day folks :thumbsup:

  4. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks for the compliment, Jack.:thumbsup: The berries were excellent and a bumper crop!
    My two Granddaughters can eat an amazing number of them given time to pick over the patch. They eat most of the first crop of the season (July) right from the bush while swimming and playing. During this time the bushes come under attack from Japanese beetles. The only way to deal with the beetles (other than toxic chemicals) is to physically remove them and transfer them to a waiting bowl of soapy water, one at a time. Both girls absolutely LOVE to go "beetle hunting" where the bowl is held under the leaves and the beetles shaken off into said bowl, where they are then counted (I'm usually recruited to help during this phase) for bragging rights.;) They routinely find up to a hundred or so each, each day, for about two weeks. Both are very good at getting almost every beetle (and ripe berry) that they come across. They love to bring 'Papa' the best ones, so I get my fill without ever leaving my chair! Win, win!:D
    The second crop comes along about September and continues past the first light frosts. That's when the rest of the family and friends eat quite a lot of them.:D We can't even eat the store bought Raspberries anymore as they are mostly flavorless in comparison.

    Thanks John, very nice of you to say. :thumbsup:;)

    Wonderful pic Jack! Just beautiful.

    Thanks for the kind words, Dan.:thumbsup:

    My fingers are crossed for you, Cudgee. Hope you have a great season!;) I find strawberries rather hard to protect. Seems everything wants to eat them. Sometimes you have to get creative.:eek:

    Thanks very much, Harvey my friend!:D
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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great post Mark, just about all the kids I've known have enjoyed 'foraging' of one sort or another (though most grow out of it seems, here at least) :) I'm glad you got a good crop, I think (and I may be ignorant about this), we only get one crop a year here. I find the odd wild one or two on my travels, but cultivating them seems to have gone out of fashion, except for the big outfits. They are expensive in the supermarkets, and as you say, tasteless in comparison to the 'real thing'. Nice to hear your granddaughters are looking after you my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you for the compliment :)
  6. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Good Tuesday to all Guardians.;):thumbsup:

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  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    That's quite a handle on the bottom one.
    Dad used to make exotic breads. Funny thing was, he would get a recipe from somebody, change everything, and then be disappointed that it didn't taste like the recipe he hadn't followed.
    Lambsfoot content:
    I figure as a diabetic I should try rye, with its lower glycemic index. Also, I believe Dr Graham Jarvis, of Vermont Folk Medicine fame, put me among genetic rye eaters.
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Looks like I'll be able to plug it in during the evenings... for now. ;)

    Good Morning Guardians
  9. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm jealous of anyone who can grow raspberries. When I was little, I'd eat them off the bushes at my grandmother's house in Pennsylvania. All store bought raspberries I've had since are ruined for me. :(
    There's an old Yiddish joke about a poor couple who try to make blintzes. It's a long joke involving substituting one ingredient after another, and ends with "I don't know what rich people see in blintzes."
  10. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Great pics guys !
    Happy Tuesday :)
  11. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Good morning Guardians :)
    Taking the day off today to wind down and catch up with things after a busy evening yesterday.
    Our 13 y/o daughter was one of the junior string players invited to play with a professional chamber orchestra in Ottawa. They played the Holberg Suite by Grieg.
    Here is my ebony lambsfoot posing besides the ebony fingerboard in my daughter's violin.
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's awesome! :cool: :thumbsup:
  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    My mother was the same, and not just with bread, she'd just use whatever she had in, however unlikely :rolleyes: I didn't know that about rye, I sometimes have it. I had a rye sourdough last week, but found it a bit heavy :thumbsup:

    That's something at least John :) Skoll is looking good, it's interesting how you sanded his butt, I would have never thought to do that. It looks OK though :) :thumbsup:

    When I found them out hiking, it's almost always where they were grown in old gardens, sometimes the houses have been gone a couple of hundred years, but there are still a few raspberries. While smaller, the taste of wild strawberries are infinitely better than the store-bought ones. When I was a kid we used to gather bilberries, which are a bit like blueberries, but smaller. It takes a lot to make a pie, but they are easy to pick, and so delicious compared to the blueberries we get here, which can be really tasteless :)

    That sounds like a good joke Rachel :) I have a friend who tells me Yiddish jokes, and they are often very old, but always funny :thumbsup:
  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Very impressive Dan, congratulations :) Those are great pics :) :thumbsup:
  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thanks, Jack. :)
    One of the things that makes my Rosewood Lamb such a favorite is its thin profile and smooth edges. It is invisible in the pocket and feels so darn good in the hand. While the Ironwood Lamb is far more attractive, it's thicker in the pocket and rougher in the hand. So, I thought why not round the edges a little. I was hesitant at first but I like the knife even more now. :cool: :thumbsup:

    Old picture of the Rosewood Lamb for comparison...

  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Congratulations to your daughter, Dan! The violin and piano (which my son plays) are my favourite instruments.
  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Yes, very interesting John, I really hadn't noticed, but I will have to compare mine. I guess with genuinely handmade knives, there are bound to be variations. It looks good, but I think I better leave Lucy's butt alone! :eek: ;) :thumbsup:
  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    RALF and I are enjoying some organic oolong tea this morning, from my little Yixing pig bellied pot.

  19. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Good morning. Yes @JohnDF , it really is still morning.

    It wasn't sunny out when I took this picture of this @Jack Black SFO Hartshead Barlow but it's still good enough to show the detail of the Sambar stag on both the mark side and pile side.

  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Beautiful photo Ed :thumbsup:

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