Posts from the ‘Wildcrafting’ Category

Ergo Love and Blueberry Heaven

I can’t wait to be doing this again…

and this…

and this…

The berry picking will, of course, have to wait a few more months but hiking starts just as soon as we can catch a break! We’re finishing up a big order this weekend…so, soon…very soon. Hopefully, in the next couple of days. I so love being in the mountains and woods with my family! πŸ™‚

And, yes, that’s an Ergo Baby Carrier! Like so many others, I LOVE MY ERGO! Save your pennies, spring for one. You won’t be disappointed! πŸ˜€

♥ oxoxox ♥

*Photos are from Aug. 2007

August in Review


This month we were still busily making knives, knives and more knives! Dh is still helping at the Downtown Market also setting up and tearing down on the weekends. The market will be over next month though and things will be slowing down business-wise with all that involves. We have some other plans in the works though so hopefully business won’t slow down completely. Pray for us! πŸ™‚


8/28/07 DH’s bday!


Zip, zilch, nada. 😦 The ladies took a 3 month break last year about this time too. Guess this will be their regular thing from now on…? They are 3 yrs old as of this past spring. Standard culling time from what I’ve read. We’ll wait to see what happens…if it extends a lot longer or egg production is dreadfully low (which I haven’t determined yet *exactly* what *that* would be πŸ™„ ) then it might be time for the soup pot. Notice my hesitation. We have become quite fond of them. πŸ˜‰


8/3/07 Baby L. props herself while sitting! It’s for the briefest of seconds…maybe two or three…but she’s doing it! And, not quite 4 months old yet! 6 more days…

8/9/07 Baby L. has been working desperately all week to get up on her hands and knees. She’s still wobbly but she’s pretty near to accomplishing it! 4 months old today! None of our other children have been in this much of a hurry to get around! She rolls and pushes with her feet and makes herself mobile already.

8/10/07 Baby L. hardly slept today…2 short catnaps…and has been very active. She is “bicycling”, pushing up with her legs to stand, scootching (trying to do the “military” crawl), laughing/giggling, etc. Just like a little wind up toy that’s stuck today! LOL She getting older fast and we’ll be going through a sleeping pattern adjustment for a bit I think. πŸ˜‰

8/25/07 It’s been three weeks but I think Baby L. finally has it. She sits propped up with her hands pretty well now. Still a little tippy…forgets herself and grabs for a toy, etc. and topples over…but will sit pretty solidly otherwise. πŸ™‚

Recreation, Wildcrafting, Wildlife

8/28/07 Went for an approx. 3 hr hike today at a new place down around the Arm. Picked 1 ¼ gallons of serviceberries!! I (nor dh) hadn’t picked these before and I had to do a bit of research to discover what they were but they are good! A little sweeter than blueberries but they still make those lovely purple lips and tongues just like blueberries! LOL

8/29/07 Hiked at the same place again today and picked another 1 gallon of serviceberries!! Looking forward to actually processing some jelly or something this year! Oh, and since we were up the mountain a bit, we had a wonderful view of a large pod of Beluga whales!! So cool watching them roll and their tails come up out of the water and we caught a spray or two as well!

That’s it in a nutshell for this month. Until next time… πŸ™‚

~ Tamara
♥ oxoxox ♥


First berry picking trip yesterday evening! Yay!

A good hike too! Got about 16 oz. for an hours worth of picking. If you haven’t wildcrafted berries before, it not quite as easy as one would think. *Hunting* out a good patch is most of the challenge then were the weather conditions, etc. just right, has someone else been there before you… πŸ˜‰ Wild harvesting is work! But worth it. Will go further up the mtn. next time to try to get into them thicker.

All in all a good first trip though! πŸ™‚

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