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  Topic: Make Ink from Foraged Material
Jam Lady

Replies: 14
Views: 6618
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 21 5:30 pm   Subject: Make Ink from Foraged Material
Saturday's class was very good. Interesting to hear what everyone had made in the way of ink, and what they had done with it.

https://bellewood-gardens.com/2021/Ingredients%20for%20Making%20Ink_202 ...
  Topic: Make Ink from Foraged Material
Jam Lady

Replies: 14
Views: 6618
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 21 11:52 am   Subject: Make Ink from Foraged Material
First attempt at making ink:

Small batch to start.

Coarsely chopped 3 outer leaves of red cabbage.
Tossed with 1 teaspoon salt.
Put in suitable size small jar with cap.
Covered with white ...
  Topic: Make Ink from Foraged Material
Jam Lady

Replies: 14
Views: 6618
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 21 6:31 pm   Subject: Make Ink from Foraged Material
The inks I intend to start off with are

turmeric with isopropyl alcohol (I have a large jar of the powdered, and local small supermarket has roots. Might try both to see what difference, if any.)
...
  Topic: Make Ink from Foraged Material
Jam Lady

Replies: 14
Views: 6618
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 21 3:38 pm   Subject: Make Ink from Foraged Material
In another forum I asked Mistress Rose about making tiny amounts of charcoal in an Altoid tin. She and dpack thought it was doable.

Continuing on with ink from foraged materials (online New York Bo ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 6372
Views: 4050672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 21 1:49 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Thank you dpack. You always seem to know something about everything. But really, I was just asking Mistress Rose about twigs in an Altoid tin chucked in a fire because it sounded interesting and she's ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 6372
Views: 4050672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 21 11:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose, a charcoal question. On Saturday I sat in on a Make Ink! Zoom class, making ink from foraged material. Black walnut hulls, red cabbage, turmeric etc.

One student showed a small Altoi ...
  Topic: i want to hear the whale's side of the story
Jam Lady

Replies: 5
Views: 2672
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 21 1:38 am   Subject: i want to hear the whale's side of the story
As I turned into the driveway as were were coming home this morning a black vulture flew up from the ground and perched on a low branch.

I thought "Aha!" to myself and walked over. As I suspected, ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 21 3:20 pm   Subject: Wildlife
If you want to rub something that looks like this on your lip feel free to go right ahead. Me? Don't think so.


https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30801/BelleWood+in+Bloom_2021-06_cicada.jpg
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 21 1:55 am   Subject: Wildlife
Cicadas are not locusts or grasshoppers, which are kosher.
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 21 8:25 pm   Subject: Wildlife
My intermittent / occasional aide-de-garden was here yesterday and mentioned that he had cooked and eaten about 7 cicadas. Freshly molted, fried up with garlic and Cajun spices. Good, he said, crunchy ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 29, 21 2:39 pm   Subject: Wildlife
The cicadas are very localized. We've had just a few on our property. There were more 17 years ago. Next town upriver they are supposedly covering the ground, ditto across the river in Pennsylvania. T ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 28, 21 9:02 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Seen outside my study window this afternoon


https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30793/Deer_2021-05_doe+and+fawn.jpg
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon May 10, 21 3:01 am   Subject: Wildlife
Our goldfinches are the size of a sparrow. Their winter color is olive drab with the black wing, tail, and head markings.

Thistle seed is preferred in bird feeders, like the image I shared - mesh c ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1639
Views: 1494644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 08, 21 9:17 pm   Subject: Wildlife
There was a goldfinch hopping around yesterday afternoon. They don't do that. It tucked itself into a clump of plants. Figured it would either recover or be eaten overnight.

Then today as I was mov ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 6372
Views: 4050672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 21 12:11 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
So nice to hear from you! gregotyn. Glad all is well. I'd been concerned with your lengthy absence.

Spring has arrived here across the pond, with flowering cherries and daffodils coloring the lands ...
 
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