As I prepare to type tonight, I am busy in InfinityTrafficBoost doing my 100 site surf routine for the day. The rest of what I am about to type about today however, begins with the earnings that Faucet Ally has netted me since March of 2017. It is my goal to get ITB doing the … Continue reading End-to-End System for Earning, Saving, Growing, Spending BTC!
Yes, finally! We now have Oregon grape gracing our wild salads and it has been SO missed! This week, we began bringing home chokecherry, a month later than it's supposed to show up. In fact, many trees still haven't ripened yet. We have two strains of chokecherry in the valley, picked one strain for the … Continue reading Berry Season Has Arrived! Finally!
From food to clothes to summer electrolyte boosting, today's blog post is a little bit of everything. First up, foraging this summer continues to show just how badly the wet and windy Okanagan spring affected local flora and fauna. Our favourite chokecherry trees are slim pickings this year in the usual haunts. We'll have to … Continue reading Serving up a Buffet of Savings Today
Foraging in my part of the world has received quite the setback thanks to a very wet spring. The plantain plants are only now in enough abundance to start harvesting. Wild strawberries are several weeks behind as well. Domestically, we were blessed with a huge amount of Lovage, a cousin to the celery only stronger … Continue reading Foraging and Friends: The Wild Adventure Continues. . .
Spring has finally sprung in the Okanagan after a long cold winter that lasted through to the end of March. It took awhile for the plants to get going as a result, but once they did, this household made a major surprise discovery! Last November, we had to move yet again, for the second time … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 8: A new foraging season has begun!
They come in all shapes and sizes. Some come with attitude, some come placidly. But ALL are at the mercy of critters, birds, and now US! Yes, the wild adventures continue as we realize summer is turning to fall in our neck of the woods, and we have to consider how we'll continue trying to … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 7: Drinkable Salads
I sit here tonight drinking a test cup of nettle, dandelion, chokecherry leaves, semi-crushed dried berries and stems, and homegrown mint leaves and stems. I mixed one part dandelion to two parts of everything else more or less, and one part mint roughly. The resulting tea had a very grassy taste with a decidedly nettle … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 6: Processing Continued. . .
The wild adventures continue! This past week, my daughter and I brought home quite a bit more chokecherry than we'd originally planned! The original plan was to get nettle, and it took several days even before THAT came home. But the day we intended to get nettle, we realized a huge stand of chokecherries in … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 5: Chokecherry Escapades!
Going wild takes preparation. Ingredients necessary to make various things you'd normally buy at the store must first be prepared before the item can be created. In the last post, I shared a picture of drying greens, another of an oil infusion simmering away on the stove, etc. Yesterday, those steps continued. Backing up to … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 4: Ingredients and Preparation!
The transition has begun! We are eating wild salad greens at dinner each day. We're seeing roughly $4.69 in savings two or three times a month buying spinach. This is somewhat offset by the gas being spent to make three foraging runs so far. However, the gas being spent has already been paid for several … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 3 – Getting Real, Seeing $avings!