Blackberry

Blackberry, Rubus fruticosus, is a sprawling, thorny bush that grows to around 12 ft. and belongs to the Rosaceae (Rose) family. It has palm-shaped leaves with 3-5 lobes, white to pale pink flowers, and clusters of black berries, per the name. Related to dewberry, R. caesius, that has fruit with fewer, larger segments and a [...]

Pickling Eggs

The time is coming where our lovely lady chickens will start pumping out more eggs than we will know what to do with. There are many ways to rid yourself of the surplus, like selling to your neighbors, but I want to share with you how to pickle those little gold filled gems. There are [...]

Fermenting Food

Fermenting food. Sounds weird, I know, but bear with me. If you have ever eaten sauerkraut, you have had fermented cabbage, but you can do this with basically any fruit or veggie. They even ferment cheese, but I haven't delved into that pit. It couldn't be that much different I don't figure, but I know [...]

Collecting Pine Pitch

I want to start off by saying that winter is not the best time to be collecting pine pitch, but it is the best time to learn knew things you can try when spring comes back around. During this time of physical rest I believe is the best time to mentally workout. FUN FACT: Amber [...]

Identifying Pine Trees

I know, I know. This probably would have been a great post to go with first, but I never actually planned my Pine Tree series. It was just something that formed naturally. I have released posts as I have been able to create them. I hope the previous posts have inspired you to learn more [...]