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Old 15 April 2020, 14:38
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A lot of New England suburbs are overrun with Turkey, someone should introduce Elk here, followed by wolves....
My love with northern New England started at SERE school when a moose interrupted my slumber. Startled the shit out of both of us.
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Old 15 April 2020, 15:33
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My love with northern New England started at SERE school when a moose interrupted my slumber. Startled the shit out of both of us.
did you go to Brunswick, I did too. been wanting to swing back by there.
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Old 15 April 2020, 15:47
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did you go to Brunswick, I did too. been wanting to swing back by there.
Yup. The base is no longer.
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Old 15 April 2020, 17:35
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I’m not sure where to put this. It would fit a few threads but since it involves eating critters and wild edibles, here we go.

By happenstance, I walk through the LR and the spouse unit had the TV on Destination America channel. There was a 2012 episode of Bizarre Foods with Anthony Zimmerman. The episode was just West Virginia. Some of the contents:

A deer hunt with field dressing and meat preparation, which included heart, kidneys. I don’t go there.

An overnight float on a local river, including a squirrel hunt with dogs (I’m gonna post something in the Hunting thread later on this) and some foraging included. Some cool whitewater as well.

Hunting & cooking groundhogs. I don’t go there either because I smelled a neighbor cooking one as a young man. I had no desire to eat anything that smelled that bad. I know why it did now.

A funny portion about an annual Road Kill Cookoff. A lot of things I never heard of. One being Corncob Jelly. I had no idea. Mink chowder? A lot of local cuisine and how to properly prepare road kill

A piece on canning. Including pickled ramps. I have a problem there too, long story.

There’s a whole lot of what little I remember of the woods and foraging in this episode and how I learned it. The first 20-25 minutes is very close to me. I actually know 2 people on that episode and kin to one. My Son’s employer is on it as well.

I found a link to the opening scene. It may have the whole episode on Amazon or something. https://youtu.be/9FsEKDm6wA0

There’s also beer.
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Old 16 April 2020, 09:10
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Mingo. This weather is killing me. You’re getting the same shit as it goes by me. The ramps are hardy & plentiful but IDK about the morels. We had a dusting of snow again last night. It all melts quickly. They’re waaaay behind schedule.

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Old 16 April 2020, 09:52
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I've always went by the wild dogwoods and red buds blooming as the time for morels and asparagus--give or take a week or so depending on the weather systems. I usually see the best results the last week of April through the first two weeks of May.
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My wife found about 12 morels the other day growing in her mothers flowerbed behind some ornamental grass she was removing, pretty funny because her nephew said he had walked all over the knobs surrounding her house looking for some.
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Old 17 April 2020, 12:52
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Found some teaberries on my place I didn't know I had. I'm overloaded with fiddleheads right now.
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Old 17 April 2020, 17:36
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I like teaberries. Leaves are a natural breath cleanser and pleasant taste. Thereís a Teaberry gum.

This guy here: Halyomorpha Halys (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)

Iím having a minor, at this point, invasion. What I thought was a natural occurrence of Lady bugs last fall turned out to be these hatchlings.

Iím not your Orkin kinda guy and I donít want to resort to chemical warfare inside the house.

Any natural ďget the fuck outĒ remedies? My Google-Fu is weak today and thatís the purpose of the thread. I do believe.

BTW. Another gift from China. Thanks fuckers.

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Old 17 April 2020, 17:49
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Hereís the little bastard.
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Old 17 April 2020, 18:05
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Bur Oak ... some of the largest I have found.

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Old 17 April 2020, 19:37
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I like teaberries. Leaves are a natural breath cleanser and pleasant taste. Thereís a Teaberry gum.

This guy here: Halyomorpha Halys (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug)

Iím having a minor, at this point, invasion. What I thought was a natural occurrence of Lady bugs last fall turned out to be these hatchlings.

Iím not your Orkin kinda guy and I donít want to resort to chemical warfare inside the house.

Any natural ďget the fuck outĒ remedies? My Google-Fu is weak today and thatís the purpose of the thread. I do believe.

BTW. Another gift from China. Thanks fuckers.

Standby for pic. Having difficulty.
If you don't mind the smell of garlic...it works pretty good to keep them away. If you have garlic bulbs, chop 5 or 6 cloves fairly finely and mix it with a gallon of water and spray the plants. If not, you can mix 2 cups of water with 4 teaspoons of garlic powder and spray away. It's worked in the past...give it a try.
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Old 17 April 2020, 19:50
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If you don't mind the smell of garlic...it works pretty good to keep them away. If you have garlic bulbs, chop 5 or 6 cloves fairly finely and mix it with a gallon of water and spray the plants. If not, you can mix 2 cups of water with 4 teaspoons of garlic powder and spray away. It's worked in the past...give it a try.
Actually they eat more harmful bugs off your plants. It’s not plants involved it’s me and everything inside the house. Not terrible mind you but certainly a nuisance. I just want something non-chemical to spray cracks, crevices and around window paines, etc.

ETA - also something not harmful to indoor pets. I love garlic!
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Old 17 April 2020, 19:57
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Actually they eat more harmful bugs off your plants. Itís not plants involved itís me and everything inside the house. Not terrible mind you but certainly a nuisance. I just want something non-chemical to spray cracks, crevices and around window paines, etc.

ETA - also something not harmful to indoor pets. I love garlic!
It's actually for around windows seals and doors. It also works for spiders as well.
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Old 17 April 2020, 20:47
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It's actually for around windows seals and doors. It also works for spiders as well.
Iíll try it. Thanks!
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Old 19 April 2020, 17:00
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Found some teaberries on my place I didn't know I had. I'm overloaded with fiddleheads right now.
Teaberries, elderberries, wild goose berries...and chinquapins--becoming a rarity around me.
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Old 19 April 2020, 17:13
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Teaberries, elderberries, wild goose berries...and chinquapins--becoming a rarity around me.
When I was a kid in FL, we used to gather #2 washtubs of elderberries and my mom and Grandmother would turn them into jelly.

Ever hear of mayhaws? They grow on creek banks and we would do the same thing- gather and they would be 'magically' turn into jelly.

I don't think I ever ate anything out of a jar as a kid that wasn't homemade...
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Old 19 April 2020, 19:04
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Elderberry wine. Yup. Gooseberries rare here now as well?
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Old 19 April 2020, 19:09
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I havn't seen a chinquapin in years.
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Old 20 April 2020, 02:01
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How have you all learned?
For me it was spending 300+ days a year in the woods. I pick a lot of mushrooms throughout the year and dabbled in the commercial side for a bit, but pretty much just pick for my family now. I would echo what others have said about picking the easily identified first. Morels, chanterelles, lobsters, hedge hogs, etc. Steer clear of anything in the Amanita family, itís just not worth it.

If youíre bored during these times check out the Mushroom Hunters by Langdon Cook.
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