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by grahoom
Tue May 30, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chicken of the Streets
Replies: 27
Views: 13720

We had a bloke from Azerbaijan come to visit us once - he caught a rabbit in our garden with his hands.. using techniques from his country... and also whipped himself with nettles (perhaps a little kinky for most of the selfsufficientishers) saying it was 'good medicine' hehe, - i've heard of peopl...
by grahoom
Tue May 30, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Oh Dear...!
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

However, Brighton and Hove was among the cities with one of the lowest emissions - 5.4 tons (4,905kg). Bloody commuters, that's why. yup loads of them... might have lowest emissions in brighton and hove, but the actual pollution level (from traffic fumes etc) is pretty bad down here, being a regula...
by grahoom
Tue May 30, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: avatars..goodlife ones
Replies: 13
Views: 6556

avatars..goodlife ones

Hello. out of interest is there a way for me (being a newbie) to not have the goodlife picture (i have margo at the moment) as my avatar (as well as the one of me)... or is it a right of passage... to over-come the margo in me? hehe :geek: *edit - i think i posted this on the wrong section... sorry.
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What wild foods are about in your neck of the woods
Replies: 33
Views: 9617

andy here is a good link.. just found this site, and its pretty informative regarding plants etc.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr ... +olusatrum

http://www.pfaf.org/index.html
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What wild foods are about in your neck of the woods
Replies: 33
Views: 9617

Andy, i've not heard that there was a poisonous plant that is similiar to Alaxanders.. - what is the name of this plant?

i am aware of the poisonous plants similiar to Cow Parsley, them being Fools Parsley, and Hemlock.
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

i was in the chichester area yesterday, on the canal to be exact, rowing a boat, and i saw the start of some elder flowers popping out.

i reckon give it a couple of weeks or so.
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What wild foods are about in your neck of the woods
Replies: 33
Views: 9617

Andy, good idea, never thought about asking the council for permission for foraging root veg.. if you've not tried it before, try the Alexanders... i'm not quite sure about them as the taste was something i hadn't really experienced before, slightly flowery, and sort of peppery with some other hint....
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What wild foods are about in your neck of the woods
Replies: 33
Views: 9617

Andy, indeed that is the case unless you have the land owners permision, luckily i know a farmer who has some woodland that he lets me and some friends wild camp there.

there is burdock there, we roasted the roots on the fire, tasted exactly like "baked potatoe with butter".
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello i am new
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

hello Muddypause

i live in brighton now, so i spend time in the downs around here, sussex, and ofcourse the coast - some good rock pooling to be done down around rottingdean.

i grew up near chichester.
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

hello i am new too.. this site is excellent. - glad i stumbled across it.
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What wild foods are about in your neck of the woods
Replies: 33
Views: 9617

went out a week or so ago and found some

Jack By the Hedge,
Cow Parsley,
Alexanders,
water mint,
burdock,
dandelion,
elder flower

(coastal)
sea lettuce,
common prawn,
limpet,
winkles,

(i am down in east sussex)
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflowers
Replies: 19
Views: 9674

Boots wrote:Hey Grahoom,
If you get a chance check out Andy and Dave's mushroom hunting episode. He has a link on his posts.

Have a feeling you might enjoy it.
cheers boots, i had a look at the video clip, made me chuckle!. nice one andy and dave!
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflowers
Replies: 19
Views: 9674

i quite like "wood ears" - up at a site i camp in often there are a lot of elder trees, and we picked a good few wood ears a month or so back. drie them out, is always good - then you can re-hydrate them when needed. we added them to a stew. i think i am going to pick some elder flowers and make som...
by grahoom
Mon May 29, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello i am new
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

hello i am new

hello. i found this site as i was looking for a forum on small holdings, as i am interested in, at some point in the future, buying a small holding. so i am going and now browse the forum and see what interesting stuff i can learn! i guess the only thing that at the moment makes me self-sufficientis...