Category Archives: foraging

Not the African savanna

It was a rare occasion that I didn’t take my phone with me on Sunday afternoon. We’d gone for a walk to look for elderflower, though I knew it was possibly a little too early. In the event, we ended … Continue reading

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Garlic mustard and other surprises

Last year, I acquired a sheep’s fleece and I made a loom with the aim of weaving a mat. Except I decided to have a go at using the drop spindle I’d bought my daughter as she had been fascinated … Continue reading

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A beautiful Easter

Carr House Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds opened its doors for Good Friday and in addition to buying a few months’ supply of bread flour, I took a walk round to see how the farm looked in spring time. A … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving forward

I’ve totally up how much produce I got from the garden last year and by my estimations, had I bought this stuff it would have cost me £183. The figure quoted above is down considerably on last year (2017’s was … Continue reading

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Bullace or sloe?

There’s a lane which runs down the side of my housing estate and is a cornucopia of goodies for the forager. At the moment, that means haws, so today I went with my basket to collect some in order to … Continue reading

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No qualms whatsoever!

A friend yesterday identified what I thought was a hawthorn bush at the back of the garden as cotoneaster! Just as well I didn’t pick the berries and make jelly, although in all probability they are not that toxic. But … Continue reading

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Elderberries

Until this year, I had had no idea that there were elders in my vicinity, otherwise I would have foraged from them sooner. But on Monday, I took myself off with my foraging basket and made my way to the … Continue reading

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