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by eva
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mushroom spore plugs in live trees?
Replies: 3
Views: 3775

Mushroom spore plugs in live trees?

Hi all, I'm expecting a shipment of mushroom plugs this week: Shiitake, maitake, chicken-of-the-woods, pearl oyster and phoenix oyster. I've seem some spectacular maitake and chicken-of-the-woods specimens on living trees in the wild, and I wonder if anyone's ever tried to plug a living tree with sp...
by eva
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wax moths in bees
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

HOLY COW, those grubs are big! I've seen videos of them being eaten. Wow!

We get the Japanese beetle grubs, which look like yours, Millymollymandy, only much smaller. The chickens go bonkers for them!
by eva
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Double yolker
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Once upon a time, we had several big bad geese, and one of them would lay double yolkers on a fairly regular basis. The texture of those yolks, when the eggs were boiled, was so distinctive--I'd love a big backyard flock of geese, if I could find tiny muzzles for the aggressive ones!!
by eva
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wax moths in bees
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Ina--no, it was one of four. And that's not a bad ration here, considering that we haven't had an problems with the colony collapse disorder. And we're extracting honey from the other three tonight, so I'll report back on the harvest! Deb--haven't heard of that story, though I'm sure in the Southwes...
by eva
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wax moths in bees
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Wax moths in bees

This is more of a rant than anything . . . we went out to check a hive the other day (it had been a couple of weeks, and above 100 fahrenheit here) and it was ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY infested with wax moth larvae. Humongous bummer--we had to freeze all of the honey frames, and lost the brood (froze those...
by eva
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from North Carolina, USA
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Hi, Brian! I have a number of friends at Guilford, tho I've never been there. I've heard it's a wonderful place. I'll keep you abreast of my efforts to design/build a one-room stone/strawbale cottage (warning: may take years at this rate.) I'm new to this forum too, so hopefully we can trade info in...
by eva
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Howdy from Tennessee, USA
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

Howdy from Tennessee, USA

Hello all! I imagine (and hope) that I'll have lots of questions and discussions in the future as I attempt to buy, rehabilitate and make self-sufficientish use of a very small, old farm in East Tennessee. I'm currently a Nine-to-fiver, but when I go home I spend time poking in the woods, gathering ...