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by kirkpatc
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone here hunt?
Replies: 49
Views: 10904

Re: Anyone here hunt?

Hello there, yes no problem. But since you are from US and I think you refer to another animal as Possum (or was it Opossum?) just for clarification: this is the animal we are talking about: http://www.kcc.org.nz/pests/possum.asp No, you are right, your possum and our opossum are seperated by a con...
by kirkpatc
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone here hunt?
Replies: 49
Views: 10904

Re: Anyone here hunt?

Maybe some time you can expand on using possum fur in spinning and weaving. I very much enjoyed your story and pictures.
Thanks
by kirkpatc
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Amish like mentality
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Amish like mentality

In 2008 I moved to an area of riverbottom land and found it was overrun with large wild hogs. Lately I have found a group of local men who are teaching me how to trap them in cages, then to butcher them and prepare the meat for the kitchen. I think these good ole boys are especially tickled to see a...
by kirkpatc
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St Georges
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: St Georges

Hah! Patron Saint of the Boy Scouts. I did not know that.
I am a firm believer in the Scouting organizations. They have always taught self-sufficiency.

"Be Prepared"
by kirkpatc
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: large dark green, heart type leaf
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: large dark green, heart type leaf

Amaranth? Red Garnett
by kirkpatc
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Anyone here hunt?
Replies: 49
Views: 10904

Re: Anyone here hunt?

We here in Texas are being overrun with wild hogs. These are domestic pigs gone feral, but genetic tests show some Russian Wild Boar genes as well (imports from Europe brought over to hunt, escaped and spread their genes.) My newest hobby is setting live traps, baiting them with corn, and then butch...
by kirkpatc
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Wildflower patch v perennial weeds....
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Edible?

It always seems that the weeds that you disregard immediately are the most flavorfull, or beneficial in other ways. It might be worthwhile to research what you do have. (that makes me the neighborhood looney gathering clover and dandelions out of the abandoned lot next door) In fact that is how I fo...
by kirkpatc
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: self suffiency, what turned your head??
Replies: 50
Views: 11710

Katrina did it for me

Living in cities in the US that have been hit by hurricanes scared me. When basic human services are suddenly cut off in cities like Houston and New Orleans, self sufficiency suddenly becomes an imperative condition. This forum promotes lots of self-sufficiency without all that survivalism nonsense....
by kirkpatc
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Growing your own Lumber?
Replies: 24
Views: 7634

del boy?

Had to google it, but I get it now: lead character in sitcom Only Fools and Horses, full of get-rich schemes.
by kirkpatc
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Any Birders on this forum?

The Chachalaka. Isn't that a great name for a bird. My company relocated me to Mission TX and I immediately thought it looked like inhospitable desert. But soon found that not only was the area teeming with exotic plants and insects, but migration routes for both birds and butterflies from South to ...
by kirkpatc
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Growing your own Lumber?
Replies: 24
Views: 7634

You Can Find Old Pianos Everywhere

I have always thought that an old piano, kept by the elderly person who gave piano lessons to all the children, would be an excellent source of good lumber. Many of those old instruments are made out of beautiful wood, and I have found that often they can be had for little money, since moving the th...
by kirkpatc
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Mudbugs

The mudbug is also known as the crawfish (freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters). Easily caught in any roadside ditch with a bit of string and piece of bacon. I grew up in the sixties and seventies and was religious viewer of "Good Neighbors." Did not know that it was called "Good Life." ...
by kirkpatc
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Howdy

I was looking for an acorn flour recipe and found this site. Love the "Good Neighbors," references and hope to learn more urban self sufficiency from you all. I suspect that most of the knowledge of edible wild plants in this area (East Texas) has been lost, but I find that if I cultivate the friend...