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
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. . .
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!
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!
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!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go out onto Crown Land and gather as much salad material as you can before the clock runs out! Should you be late, your vehicle will be impounded for 9 hours. Your only tool is a small shovel. You are given five bags, one each … Continue reading Speed Foraging! Video-game Style!
It all started innocently enough. . . my daughter's horse comes down with rain-rot on occasion and unless we want to pump her full of dewormer constantly, we had to come up with alternative methods to kill the fungal infection. Last year we had some success directly applying in alternating turns, tea tree oil and … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 1 – Edible Weeds!