Where do I even start? How about one foot in front of the other on this muddy trail? Or how about turning down that dusty dirt road, or maybe that one? Or how about just straight through the bush? I’m just going to bush whack all over that forest, climb that mountain, wander that creek... Continue Reading →
Dread. Fear. Excitement. Hope...I feel all these things as I lay in bed 5:00am this morning. One week. One more week until the trucks and trailers are loaded to head North for seven days. Yep. I can feel the pressure. I can feel the sweat along my hairline start to creep in. I shed a... Continue Reading →
If I got my hands on Chicken of the Woods, I would so do this!
This is such an amazing mushroom. It’s gorgeous, incredibly nutritious, and best yet…tastes just like chicken. I’ll get into the nutrition side in another post. Right now let’s talk about how freaking huge these things can be. Seriously, 8-15 lbs of mushrooms at one time is no laughing matter…well, maybe. Like hysterically laughing with glee or something like that is completely acceptable. Drawback…what do you do with that much mushroom?
Well, there’s the obvious first answer…share that chicken. If you’re a frugal family like us though or another broke joke like the rest of us then you may want to consider ‘putting it back’. You can dry it but it just doesn’t do it justice. You could freeze it temporarily but make sure you have room in the freezer for deer. My favorite is pickled. It’s fairly quick, incredibly tasty and will be a special treat when you are dreaming…
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Lost and Found If I felt alone before, I was really alone now. Curled up in a ball on the lake shore of Eulatzella Lake, I wept for myself. I wanted to get so close to that fire; see the flames and feel the heat. I wanted to feel alive as I felt so... Continue Reading →
Learn how to identify, harvest, prepare birch polypore mushrooms to extract their medicinal value. via Birch Polypore – Medicinal Wild Mushroom — The Village Plate I had to share this article as I use this mushroom a lot. It's always in my pantry and added to my teas and even soup broths. It's a great... Continue Reading →
The afternoon was wearing on and we were getting discouraged. We hadn't seen any animals, let alone the ones we were hunting. The afternoon sun was bright and getting warmer by the minute. The ungulates of the forest probably already had bedded down; we probably wouldn't see anything until the evening hunt which was 2... Continue Reading →
What could be more transient than a Burdock Burr? They sit there and wait until someone or something comes along and then they hook on, getting a ride until they are either picked off or rubbed off. I'm sure a good strong wind can disperse these velcro-like seed pods too. I've picked countless of burrs... Continue Reading →
I stand at the dull grim rocky shore Nothing but dark abysmal waters My soul waits It waits for the forgiveness that does not come I want to fall on my knees before you Humble myself My soul begs But I’m not allowed in your world No chance is given So I suffer My... Continue Reading →
So much to do, so little time. When I started writing blogs, I had this idea that I would write about everything I did on foraging, hunting, and fishing and all the little details that go along with those activities. Well, it turns out that there is not enough time to write about it all.... Continue Reading →
I won the Lotto! Boo yah! I received good news today, I won the Lotto. I was successful in the LEH draw: Limited Entry Hunting. I was fortunate enough to win a Bison Draw and a Bull Moose draw. I have been applying for Bison for years with no luck. This year, my luck has... Continue Reading →