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Testing Unknown Wild Plants #2

                                                                                    Even tomato leaves are poisonous Sherry:  I was amazed to find this test. I truly describes how careful a person would have to be.  Universal Edibility Test [There are many plants throughout the world. Tasting or swallowing even a small portion of some can cause severe discomfort, extreme internal disorders, and even death. Therefore, if you […]

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Cattail Cobs

From what I have read, Cattails are supposed to be good to eat when they make cobs. You know me. I have plenty. I want to know. I cut me a few from the dugout and got out the pot and water. I cooked them for a few minutes. I always like to know what […]

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A Trip ‘North’…naming the blue flower.

Every time I think I live in ‘the North’ I find out there’s a lot more north of me yet. I was up towards Fort Nelson, BC. I noticed how far north the Pine Beetle has migrated. Without the Pine trees in this country there isn’t going to be much left to supply the sawmills. […]

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Millions without Power for 4th day!

After several severe storms swept the eastern US scattering debris and downing power lines, many people are suffering from ‘power-withdrawal’ as well as from a heat wave. This reminds me why I want to be more self-sufficient. A hundred years ago we wouldn’t have been so perplexed by the worry that the power might go out. […]

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