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    The Only Amanitas I touch are the Ceasar's. But...

    The Only Amanitas I touch are the Ceasar's. But if I were better with the family I might branch out. Good for you for overcoming the Amanita prejudice ;D

    The dishes look great!
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    That Krakauer would do anything for a good story....

    That Krakauer would do anything for a good story. Three times now he has published his theories as fact. I'll wait until these findings have been thoroughly vetted before jumping to any conclusions.
  3. Thread: Mushrooms

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    Of course one should never eat ANYTHING they are...

    Of course one should never eat ANYTHING they are not 100% sure of it's identification.... That said, I don't know a single mushroom that will kill you in fifteen minutes flat. *ahem* poison hemlock....
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    Confirming Curly Dock. The name "yellow dock" is...

    Confirming Curly Dock. The name "yellow dock" is in reference to the yellow color of the tap root.
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    As the old town cop always says: "The purpose of...

    As the old town cop always says: "The purpose of a handgun is to fight your way to a shotgun." Enough said :jango:
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    We have had a hard time putting the pounds on...

    We have had a hard time putting the pounds on during the winter, both for pigs and veal, and are going back to spring piglets. You are a little further south though, and it might be the difference....
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    Weston Price has a lot of good info (though I...

    Weston Price has a lot of good info (though I have some complaints). We raise some pigs on our farm and sell bacon. What I always tell folks is that if you are concerned about nitrosamines, cook at a...
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    BTW- Birch syrup sells for about $400 per Gallon...

    BTW- Birch syrup sells for about $400 per Gallon in some locations.....
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    Well, I'll tell you that yellow birch has about...

    Well, I'll tell you that yellow birch has about 1/2 of 1% Sugar content. As where maple contains about 2-3% sugar. This means a lot more evaporation has to occur. Furthermore, birches start their sap...
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    I like it. :chef:

    I like it. :chef:
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    Poplars are an Aspen I believe, AKA Cottonwood...

    Poplars are an Aspen I believe, AKA Cottonwood (closely related to willows). I tried tapping one by my house last year and came up dry. I think it was Populus deltoids. But I'm wondering if I should...
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    I have made syrup from Sugar Maple, Red Maple,...

    I have made syrup from Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Striped Maple, Box Elder, Butternut, White Birch, Yellow Birch, and Black Birch. I have heard that a good syrup can be made from Black Walnut, Basswood...
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    +2 on BTW I would personally look into the...

    +2 on BTW

    I would personally look into the Asters based on your description.

    Sounds like quite a walk you had.
  14. Apples are pretty wind resistant due to their...

    Apples are pretty wind resistant due to their short stature and hardy once they reach maturity. I would certainly put some wire caging around whatever you decide on. No need to let the critters beat...
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    I always love pictures of mushrooms! Thanks for...

    I always love pictures of mushrooms! Thanks for sharing Altitude :gunsmilie:
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    Ah!! so you are my competition!! :transformer:...

    Ah!! so you are my competition!! :transformer: Lol, thanks for the help with that. Happy hunting :chinese:
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    Curious GMB, third post down, first on the left....

    Curious GMB, third post down, first on the left. The blue mushrooms with the white. What do you call those? I'm thinking cortinarious.... maybe Silver Violet..... I find those often, but haven't...
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    Welcome from across the river :)

    Welcome from across the river :)
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    Thanks for sharing. That's a lot of processing to...

    Thanks for sharing. That's a lot of processing to be done there!
  20. Thread: Hello!

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    Good to see you again CarneyC Hope all is well :)

    Good to see you again CarneyC Hope all is well :)
  21. Thread: oi

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    Oi, seja Bem vindo. Tudo bem com Voce? Ha ha,...

    Oi, seja Bem vindo. Tudo bem com Voce?

    Ha ha, I'm sure I screwed that one up....
    My Portuguese is rusty ;)
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    Just to be clear, Amanita Muscaria is considered...

    Just to be clear, Amanita Muscaria is considered toxic by most. With the appropriate processing it can be rendered safe (so I have read). Would you care to share with us how you process it Randy?
  23. Appears to be chicken of the woods to me, though...

    Appears to be chicken of the woods to me, though it took an odd growth pattern and it seems a bit old. Oak would be it's typical fall substrate too (at least in my area). There are no dangerous...
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    Of those that have not already been mentioned; ...

    Of those that have not already been mentioned; Sweet Fern, Pennyroyal, and Agrimony. I keep meaning to try Wild Bergamot but have a habit of giving it away!
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    Well.....That's future Mother in Laws for ya...

    Well.....That's future Mother in Laws for ya :innocent: Mine warmed up a couple of years after we got hitched. Now I've got her gathering :) It did take years of seeing me not poison her daughter...
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