I have a new appreciation for people who juggle blogging and the rest of life. Obviously, this is the ball I dropped for the last two years while working a part-time gig at USFWS and being back in school half-time. Spare time has been rare and better spent doing than chronicling, but now I have a little breathing room... some highlights from 2013.
We learned how to make pickles...
|Cucumbers, dill and currant leaves (their tannins help keep the pickles crisp) from the garden .|
and grew, then pickled some Chinese long beans.
|recipe from Canning for a New Generation|
We foraged mushrooms and had the pleasure of sharing our enthusiasm with good friends.
|Next generation mycophile?|
We made shortbread from spruce tips...
and healing potions from elderberries discovered in our local mountains.
|Sambucus cerulea or S. mexicana.|
While life in the Seemingly Stochastic world is ever-changing, a few things remain constant:
I hope you are well and that I'll see you more frequently in the coming year.
|Whooooo's wishing you a Happy 2014? (Burrowing Owl on the Refuge.)|