Another season of foraging is just around the corner. With only three ingredients remaining in the list of wild plants we wish to sell in our wild-crafted tea blends over at Ashtree Wildcrafting, we are already thinking of how we will continue to bring locally foraged, wildcrafted loose leaf tea to market. At worst, we … Continue reading Feeding Your Skin, Your Hair and Your Health
It's been awhile since writing another blog post here. Physical health has not been good for months first with a damaged foot and then with a broken collarbone. This has strained already tight finances and made it difficult to get out and forage. Even if mobility had been available, the Okanagan got socked in with … Continue reading From Frugality and Foraging to Small Business
Spring has sprung, which means now you'll start seeing more about foraging again as well as my BTC adventures and financial budgetting tips, thoughts and adventures. Around our house, we celebrate Passover instead of Easter, which made the incredibly early lunar holiday a bit of a challenge for us this year. We visited one of … Continue reading Passover and Bitcoin ~ As Seasons Change. . .
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!
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!