Monthly Archive: April 2022

Foraging for walnuts: Pt. 2

Foraging for walnuts, I’m reminded of a squirrel foraging for acorns. Afterwards we’ll squirrel away the nuts, hers for winter, ours rationed to last a year. Grey squirrels must have had some great food...

Foraging for walnuts: Pt. 1

Foraging for walnuts and field mushrooms is the extent of my gathering. Sometimes a wild rabbit grazing lawn and pasture ends up as rabbit casserole, which I reckon is tastier than the chicken version....

Linseed Straw Mulch

Linseed, the seed of common flax (Linum usitatissimum), has been part of our diet for the last twenty years or so. I grind a tablespoon of organic linseed in the coffee grinder and spread...

Cluster Flies

Open the toilet curtains first thing in the morning and, disturbed from their huddled slumber in the dark recesses of the curtain folds they fly into face and hair; one or two drop into...