BIRCH TAPPING 101

Why Tap Birch Trees in the first place!? Honestly, what else are you doing in April here in the North!? Ice fishing season is done (me crying a bit in a corner with violins playing sad music in the background). It’s too cold to plant a garden outside and there are no Spring greens to…

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Wild Craft products from Northern BC

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A bit of this and a bit of that

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.…

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I’d Tap That…Birch Tapping 101

That Birch is beautiful. It’s 50 feet tall and its trunk is eight inches in diameter. The sun shines softly on one face of the tree, illuminating the creamy, papery bark.  Bits of greenish-grey lichen cling to the lower part of the tree. Short, soft moss carpets the base of the tree and extends outwards…

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Collecting Chaga with an untested forager

It’s Chaga hunting day! Karoline arrives at my door with her backpack in hand. I look down at her feet and notice she is wearing ankle high hiking boots. Not quite the boots I was hoping she would be wearing. She will soon learn when I say wear your boots, it means up to the…

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