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#1 Caprifool

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

I would very much like to hear what mother nature provided you with today? Within the law of course.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

Damson wine, that is more rose than red and is ever so slightly vinegary, but Im calling it dry! When I've sucked in my cheeks and wince I cheat and add a touch of tonic water!
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:49 PM

I found a blackthorn tree with loads of small green sloe berries awaiting winter whilst out on the boat yesterday. Location classified! :cheers:
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

i've just had 4 1/2 gallons of elderflower champagne checked and is ready to drink!
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

Do Dandelion leaves for the rabbits count?
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:08 PM

Do Dandelion leaves for the rabbits count?


If you eat the rabbits later, I guess so :closedeyes:
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Tried nettle tea, just not worth it, euk!
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

I would very much like to hear what mother nature provided you with today? Within the law of course.


6 foot strands of pond weed around the prop...courtesy of the L&L canal !!


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:39 PM



6 foot strands of pond weed around the prop...courtesy of the L&L canal !!


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You want some brown sauce with that? :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

Lots of fresh air to breath. A bit :smiley_offtopic:.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Water... Bl00dy weather...
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:59 PM

You want some brown sauce with that? :rolleyes:


Oh..That's what was in those little plastic bags that were also wrapped around the prop !!
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:33 PM

our cherry plum trees are groaning with fruit,most of it out of reach! Plan to pick enough for some preserve or other and hope my friends will help out and use some up.We are talking a bucket or 2 of the blasted things and any we can't pick will get over ripe and splat all over the road the path and into the porch.Tree pruning time I think,they are horribly reliable and never fail to appear so had better at least be in reach.Theres loads of them coming up in odd corners of the garden,maybe I should release a few into the towpath hedges,they grow wild by the M5 as well and are probably trying to take over the earth.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:08 PM

There's several wild cherry trees beside the first lock on the Stort, absolutely dripping with fruit. Made jam with them, with unripe apples growing next to them to help it to set (rubbed through a sieve to remove stones). A great success - I could have filled dozens of jars if I'd had them. Looking forward to the brambles ripening for similar activity (already had a few ripe ones from the tips of the branches).

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Edited 'cos I've always had difficulty with 'sieve'

Edited by Mac of Cygnet, 10 July 2011 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:01 PM

(rubbed through a sieve to remove stones)


Damn, and here I have been sitting pitting those tiny wild cherries half the afternoon today. Made a nice pie mind you....
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:17 AM

Not anywhere near the cut at the moment but hubby shot, skinned and gutted a rabbit today which will grace our table tomorrow. That's proper free range food. Doing the same when we're on the boat is a bit problematic as you have to have landowner's permission, how do you find who the landowner is when you're moored up beside a field? Also I'm not sure about the legalities of carrying an air rifle on the boat.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:01 AM

Not anywhere near the cut at the moment but hubby shot, skinned and gutted a rabbit today which will grace our table tomorrow. That's proper free range food. Doing the same when we're on the boat is a bit problematic as you have to have landowner's permission, how do you find who the landowner is when you're moored up beside a field? Also I'm not sure about the legalities of carrying an air rifle on the boat.

Carrying an air rifle onboard is not illegal, but using it on the towpath is!

I could have quite happily eaten the duck that was hammering down the side of my boat at 3am this morning. I would never really do this, but I have seen a boater "fishing" for ducks.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:02 AM

An anthropologist studying the hunter gatherer tribes of the waterways for National Geographic. He was delicious.
Me no sharpen stick, got supermarket.
Me no knap flint, got sharp shiny blade.
Me fortunate, me live in 21st century.
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#19 Caprifool

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

*snip*.....how do you find who the landowner is when you're moored up beside a field?


If it's registered the land register has a point and click thingy online that tells you who the owner is for 4 pounds.
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#20 Caprifool

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:37 AM

Sir Nibble, tell us what your biggest interest is. Something that you care for that makes you proud and happy. So we can piss on it. No, but seriously. Does our knowledge harm, offend or even effect you in any way what so ever? It's just people sharing. Like if you where to ask me in what isle I found that yummy can of Ravioli leing in my cart at Tescos. I would gladly share that information with you too.

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