Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Late Summer Foraging

 


















With life on the homestead slowing down a bit, and the temperatures a little more tolerable, we have been able to get out into the woods and do some wild foraging,
The days have been filled with Elderberry Jam making, elderberry drying ( for elderberry syrup this winter) , Baking persimmon Cake in the sun oven , and storing away some chicken of the woods mushrooms in the freezer for this winter .
We just had a good rain ( after about a month of dry!) So I might venture back out and forage some more if time allows..

What's growing in your neck of the woods??

4 comments:

  1. Ooh, please, share the persimmon cake recipe - we get loads late November, and apart from sharing with neighbours, don't know what to do with them!

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    1. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/persimmon-cake-with-cream-cheese-icing-358789

      I used a buttercream frosting
      My husband and daughter loved it, it was delish!!!

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  2. We just found a hickory tree, we only have a tiny woods but it is there! Right now the undergrowth is impenetrable after the hot wet summer and we have to bush hog it, so much to do.

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  3. No grocery October and gleaning fields, working with what you have is a custom in our area for folks not living off grid, not farmsteading but easing into it to see how it is possible! Love you images!

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