Gawd I'm stiff!

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Kleftiwallah

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Gawd I'm stiff!
« on: September 23, 2023, 21:31 »
Good evening foragers/gatheres,  a stroll along the canal to a little field we know of,  We came back with 6lbs blackberries, 8lbs of crab apples and about 10lbs of damsons.  The sloes are still growing, but we have our eye on them.

The damsons are jammed and in jars outside cooling, the 'brambles/blackites' and the crabs will be jarred up tomorrow.

Cheers,  Tony. :) :) :)
I may be growing OLD, but I refuse to grow UP !

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Growster...

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Re: Gawd I'm stiff!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 05:47 »
Well done you! Forageing is such a rewarding job!

A daughter gave me some sloe bushes several years ago, and this is the first year that they've produced a decent crop!

How long before they should be harvested?

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Re: Gawd I'm stiff!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2023, 09:32 »
People say...sloes have more flavour after trhey have had a touch of frost. But if there is no frost forecast bung 'em in the fridge or freezer overnight.  Could you tell us how large 'domesticated' sloes get?

Cheers,  Tony.

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Re: Gawd I'm stiff!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2023, 16:03 »
People say...sloes have more flavour after trhey have had a touch of frost. But if there is no frost forecast bung 'em in the fridge or freezer overnight.  Could you tell us how large 'domesticated' sloes get?

Cheers,  Tony.

About the size of a thimble, K.

There aren't that many, but probs enough for some sloe gin...

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Re: Gawd I'm stiff!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2023, 16:31 »
Many thanks Growster...a THIMBLE ! My you are very privaleged.

Cheers,  Tony.

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Re: Gawd I'm stiff!
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2023, 17:38 »
Is a shot glass amount the same as a thimble size, or am I reading this wrong, i.e. the amount recommended to drink or how large you let them grow (Question mark, not working on my keyboard). :D

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 18:05 »

 

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