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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #180 on: August 27, 2017, 16:06 »
Looks like I need to buy a telescopic fruit picker!


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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #181 on: August 27, 2017, 16:13 »
Nice one cc, hazel nuts are going mad near me, will be harvesting soon.
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I don't pay much attention to trees other than firewood. I put a couple of apps on my phone to identify trees. Need to use it more. Spot hazel a few times but not recently. Need to put them on my list for foraging. One of my mushroom apps has a good map save. Need to add hazel to it. AND sweet chestnut. Thanks go out now and look for them.
When is it normal to collect Hazelnuts?  Don't want to miss out.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #182 on: August 27, 2017, 17:09 »
You could start picking now for the young versions of the nut.  They are sweet, crunchy and very moreish.  I found quite a stash on my twisted hazel in the garden.

Strictly speaking cobnuts are something a little different, but young hazelnuts are just as nice.  If you wait too long, squirrels tend to strip the tree and you get nothing.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #183 on: August 28, 2017, 16:34 »
Anyone noticed near them that some Sloesare a early this year? Not all trees just a few and not the normal amount. This maybe normal not sure anyone?

I went to pick some more blackberries and found the sloes are ripe here, as well. I could only reach a few, must remember to go back tomorrow with the old walking stick, so I can bring the branches down so I can reach them.
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #184 on: August 30, 2017, 09:30 »
Spotted some sloes over the weekend, need to make some sloe gin me thinks!
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Aled

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #185 on: October 24, 2017, 11:34 »
Cheating I know. Bought at pub. Charity auction for retired hunt beagles. The egg box is for comparison. Supplied by retired game keeper. Offered both my daughters if he would tell me the location. Alas refused.
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #186 on: October 24, 2017, 11:51 »
Luckily for them  :lol:

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #187 on: October 24, 2017, 12:04 »
Cracking picture cc. And a nice bit of fungus!
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Aled



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