A neighborhood friend stopping by for a snack. More with the waves. I can't help myself. Haven't surfed nearly enough this fall. Good times and good eats. Loggin days in the woods chasing down large critters with good friends. Home away from home last week.
Family, hunting, waves, time in the woods. All things keeping me from sitting in front of the computer. So to catch up, before headed off another mission:
Starry nights Sunny paddles in November Necessary tools used in the process of putting wild meat in the freezer. None of these knives are particularly fancy, but with the right edge, they get the job done. Visitors
Another beastly brook trout Steel A glowy sunset at the end of the first day of the moose hunt. Called a cow into 20 yards the next morning, but with bull tags in pocket there was nothing i could do but watch her slip by. Still plenty amazing. Lot's of season left.
Yes. All sorts of goodness these days. A lot in the way of food and nice weather. Of course things have started to take their appropriate turn towards fall like conditions now.
Here's one from the weekend. Plenty hot to burn over to a local beach on Lake Superior and play in the sand and go for a swim. A fryin' pan full of chanterelles. Nice to have friends who share when they score it big in the woods while your at work.
We've been going a little nuts the last two weeks, harvesting some bounty and cashing in on some good deals on cases of fruit and then canning the living daylights out of it. It's a bit of work, but knowing the cellar will be good and full come the winter and that we won't have to buy tomatoes from say, Mexico is a small price to pay.
Some garden treats.
These were some of the best peaches i have ever had in my life. I shit you not.
So far this week:
- 1.75 bushel's of local apples to apple sauce
- 70 peaches into cans and a about 30 eaten fresh
- 1 bushel of Norfolk Ontario Roma Tomatoes slow roasted in the oven and frozen. These were topped with fresh basil and local garlic.
- 8 liters of Andrews awesome dill pickle recipe (passed down through generations) (cukes from sleepy g farm).
- 1 bushel of the same tomatoes and a pile of peppers into tomato sauce.
Foragetastic. Another weekend of blueberry picking yielded a nice haul. Not the number of berries we were seeing last year, but at the same time, nothing to complain about either. A scoop of blueberries on our cereal for everyday of the year.
We like berries!
Some strawberries we picked at the u-pick back in July. Not foraging perse, but foody goodness for the winter non the less.
Stemmed and ready for the freezer.
A lot with the food and plants these days, but that's just how we roll.
I'll be honest. Throwin down b-log posts during the summer months just aint easy. On the go and enjoying the heat while we've got it. It's August...and us at the fresh aspect headquarters are foraging our little hearts out. And it's dam good.
Some nice redpines Little hands filling little bellies with blue gold. Some delectable fungi.