CAUTION : Please be sure that you thoroughly research your insects before considering eating them. Have an expert determine what type that you have and whether it is edible or not.
I have seen many programs about nature, survivor foods, etc. and been intrigued. I've never eaten bugs that I know about....
We split some wood up today for the outdoor fire pit and found some beetle larvae. These larger pieces have been sitting around in our wood pile for months now... I felt like it was time to try eating them!!!
Background: We've experienced a drought and then had the damages from Hurricane Ike. Many trees and powerlines were downed at the time. I remember when us helping our cancer survivor neighbor chop the trees down over the last several years and we did see these before. He took them to be identified to a local expert. They are edible and kill many thousands of trees around the world yearly.
Today we took a walk on the wild side and broke out the skewers! I roasted the first two
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CAUTION : Please be sure that you thoroughly research your insects before considering eating them. Have an expert determine what type that you have and whether it is edible or not.Read More »from Asian Longhorn Beetles... Roasting on an Open Fire!
I am glad that I harvested before it got too hot to do so! I'm trying out paper lunch sacks this time. I just took the whole seedpod portions of the flower spikes. I'll be ready come August/September....
We have had barely any rain for 30 days and are under a fire ban here in my area! The heat index makes it feel like it's over 100 F for the last few weeks.
I thought that I would try to add a few ideas to fight that heat! Here are some for you to consider:
- PREHYDRATE! Drink a whole cup of water before you go outside to do anything!
- Avoid the sun between 11 am and 4 pm.
- Bring your drink outside with you and put it in the shade if possible.
- Use cups with lids and put them in a koozie or other similar contraption to keep your drink cool.
- Limit the amount of non-water drinks. Keep to water if possible.
- Use bandanas or other similar fabrics to wet with water and wear around your forehead or neck.
- Use a broad rimmed hat, such as a boonie hat (buy at military store) or straw hat while outside.
- Spray a good sunscreen on before working outside in the sun. "Spray each day to help keep skin cancer away!"
- Find a personal misting system or outdoor misting
March is Women's History Month; has the first day of spring; has National Read Across America Day.Read More »from Spring is in the air!
April is National Kite Flying month; Autism Awarenes month; Holocaust Remembrance month; National Poetry Month; has April Fool's Day; National Library Week; Daylight Savings Time; Earth Day; has Easter/Ash Wednesday/Passover;.
May is National Mother Goose day and month; National Pacific-Asian Heritage Month; has Mother's Day; May Day; Cinco de Mayo; Armed Forces Day; and Memorial Day.
Do you enjoy reading and gardening?
I sure do! I hope that you can try it out if you don't!!
I can't say that I will post often, but hope that you will check out my links below...
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It can be quite difficult to work with unless you ammend the soil.
I mostly use the following:
- organic humus
- organic peat
- shredded mulch (I like cedar)
- raw vegetable scraps (no seeds)