Pine Pitch Candles

NOTE: Due to the weather this week, and general time consumption that comes with self-processing duck and deer meat, as well as with raising a rambunctious 15 month old that has already pretty much figured out how to run, I do not have pictures for this How-To, yet. I will eventually add pictures that better [...]

Stellaria media

Chickweed, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, and chickeny weed, is available for harvest almost year round, except in midsummer when it becomes fibrous and tough, and in midwinter when it disappears. The name Stellaria comes from the fact that the flowers are like little stars. Although beloved by chickens, chickweed is an excellent salad plant [...]

Pining For You

Today's topic is Pine Pitch Candles/Torches. I have an earlier blog post that gives an introduction into Pine trees. I find them to be an amazing gift of God's creation. Live Oak Trees are my favorite for vanity's sake, but Pine Trees are where it is really at. Pine pitch is really just pine sap, [...]