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!
I read an interesting article on CTV News last night! The lady was talking about the attitudes of the wealthy and was impressed that most wealthy people she interviewed, discussed wealth outside the terms of money. Whenever money did come up, a list of generally accepted mindsets or attitudes began to develop and she shared … Continue reading 6 Habits of the Wealthy – a Low Income Perspective
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!
Sometimes finances, particularly personal or domestic finances, gets to be a very hot topic! Heated arguments, er, debates, can inflame discussions so badly that nothing gets accomplished. It may be time to add a little cold water. Seriously. Laundry is the worst offender. Most loads of wash can now be handled quite well on the … Continue reading Pour a Little Cold Water on Your Personal Finances!
As already written a few weeks ago on my author blog, there is quite a bit of frivolous, high-living-driven wastage going on in Canada because of the materialistic mindset that everything must look perfect or its not worthy of being consumed. Grocery store chains such as Loblaw's family of stores are to be lauded for … Continue reading Of Expiry Dates and Saving Money!