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Old 04-21-2017, 07:35 PM   #11
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Camo2460...man, them things HURT, jeeez, how about something that doesn't fight back????
You have to treat Nettles like you would a Woman, Gently and with respect. A pair of Cotton Gloves will protect you while gathering, and the Boiling Water neutralizes the Stinging Hairs leaving some fine eating.


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$8 a pound? EIGHT DOLLARS a pound? Come on Bo, Lilly, we gotta dig out the consarned rototiller NOW! The upside is the sale price....the downside is "twice the nutritional value of iceberg lettuce." Iceberg lettuce has nutritional value? The human digestive system does not digest cellulose.
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/C/cellulose.html
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/iceburg-lettuce
https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide/lettuce

You are right on all counts, except the nutritional data not mentioned. The actual nutritional data puts Lambs Quarters in the same league as kale. Reference... Book by Dr. John Kallas... "Edible Wild Plants" an excellent book with 13 categories of nutritional data comparing wild plants with traditionally cultivated plants. I've posted about it before.

I've watched your posts for several weeks now. Question, can you point me to one of your posts where you actually contributed real information to members? I shot holes in iceberg lettuce and your links confirmed it. Great, you can do a google search! but your comments and links served to diminish Lambs Quarters with no information. Do you actually know anything about Lambs Quarters or are your comments limited to google searches about lettuce. What I'm asking... do you actually have anything to contribute to this group? If so tell us all about it, tell us how you grow and use Lambs Quarters... If I want good one liners I watch an old episode of "Mash". You don't have good one liners or information!

Tell us what you grow or make! Do you have cattle, sheep or rabbits? Do you have anything to offer the group but cheap one-liners and google searches? Post us some photos that help the forum, if you can.


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You are right on all counts, except the nutritional data not mentioned. The actual nutritional data puts Lambs Quarters in the same league as kale. Reference... Book by Dr. John Kallas... "Edible Wild Plants" an excellent book with 13 categories of nutritional data comparing wild plants with traditionally cultivated plants. I've posted about it before.
I've watched your posts for several weeks now. Question, can you point me to one of your posts where you actually contributed real information to members? I shot holes in iceberg lettuce and your links confirmed it. Great, you can do a google search! but your comments and links served to diminish Lambs Quarters with no information. Do you actually know anything about Lambs Quarters or are your comments limited to google searches about lettuce. What I'm asking... do you actually have anything to contribute to this group? If so tell us all about it, tell us how you grow and use Lambs Quarters... If I want good one liners I watch an old episode of "Mash". You don't have good one liners or information!
Tell us what you grow or make! Do you have cattle, sheep or rabbits? Do you have anything to offer the group but cheap one-liners and google searches? Post us some photos that help the forum, if you can.
1. Yep, me and Mr Google are pretty friendly. Beats going to the library and spending hours looking up things I can find on the Net in seconds or minutes.
2. I never HEARD of Lambs Quarters until it was brought up here...
Perhaps I didn't pursue Google far enough...the only nutritional value I saw was the "fiber" thing (roughage), which as we all know (I think) is needed for "regularity."
3. Contributions to group/actual information to help....Guess you'd have to ask the Forum members about that, see what they think of my previous posts in the threads I've posted in....what they think is up to them. I didn't join to "win friends and influence enemies."
4. Oh, yeah, I can act like the class clown, and probably not all that great a one, either.......little humor, or an attempt thereof, doesn't hurt, and may even be of some benefit??
5. I have two dogs. No chickens, no cattle, no sheep, no goats, no hogs, no rabbits, and my sand garden doesn't grow doodly squat except sandspurs. (What livestock I take to my Retreat is still kind of up in the air...my current thought is chickens, ducks, goats, MAYBE some small pigs, the rest is still under consideration....will not be any cattle, horses, donkeys. I have to fly everything in, and that creates its own limitations.)
6. If you think I'm gonna post personal photos you are out of your mind.
You get photos of nothing, except perhaps the dogs once in a while, and that's it. You don't approve of that, that's your call....doesn't bother me a bit. You have no idea the level of my paranoia...half the time even "I" wonder what I'm doing on a "Forum."
7. As for "information," 99% of the 'prepper preparations/necessities" have been beaten to death in this, and other, Forums, and it is the "occasional nugget" that pops up that keeps me interested. And every now and then, yes, I think I have contributed something, or at least pointed someone toward what they were looking for. Again, you'd have to ask the other members their opinion....my evaluation of "me" would hardly be "objective."
9. You got a problem with me, take it to the Mods/Admin....if they don't feel I "belong here," I have no problem leaving. Being on this, or any other Forum, is not a matter of necessity. Informative at times, fun at times, but certainly not a necessity.
10. What do I make? I can handle a few cooking chores, that's about it. I'm not a carpenter, metal smith, mechanic, etc. I am retired, I "do" very little. I "buy," I don't "make." I can "replace parts," and that's about it. Which is exactly why I have external HDDs loaded with encyclopedias, medical texts, DIY stuff, parts manuals, etc., etc.,....when I head for the Retreat, if something MAJOR goes kaflooey, and it can't be "fixed" by replacing the parts, I am likely gonna be in sheep dip! What DID I make when I was "working?" Money, a LOT of money.

So you can go from here....you think I don't belong here, take it to the Mods/Admin. Have a nice day.....
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I will give credit where credit is due.....

When looking up Lambs Quarters, I hit 4-5 web sites, and basically they all said the same thing.....the human body does not digest cellulose, and therefore the greatest value of Lambs Quarters, like lettuce, etc., is as "roughage," which aids regularity. So, after 4-5 said the same thing, I left off. Went back this morning and pursued it a bit further, and about 15 websites in, found this....
http://wildblessings.com/plants/lambs-quarter/
Excerpt from article: "You are here: Home / Plants / Lambs Quarter
Lambs Quarter
Lambs Quarter at the dairy farm
Botanical name: Chenopodium album
Common names: fat hen (used for fattening poultry), goosefoot, pigweed, and wild spinach
Plant type: clumping 6-9 foot annual
leaf: diamond shaped, wavy teeth margins, pale green whitish underneath, alternate branching
Early leaves most tender, but can be harvested through till frost, collect seeds in the fall. lambs quarter leaves are best when eaten from a plant less than a foot tall, larger leaves are better cooked. Keep farming it to keep the leaves tender
Grows in back alleys, unmoved lawns, vacant lots
Leaves use as a wild spinach substitute, salads, stir fry, soups, casseroles, grind seeds into dark flour to make gruel or bread
leaves dry well and can be reconstituted – powder to make flour
Dried leaves make a delicious flour, mix with a bit of water to make a tortilla
Nutrition (per half cup)
Lambs quarter seeds
Protein 19.6 grams
Fat 4.2 grams
Carbos 57.7 grams
Fiber 27.1 grams
Calcium 1036 mg
Potassium 1687 mg
Niacin 3800 ug
Iron 64 mg

Lambs quarter Shoots
Protein 3.5 g
Carbos 5.5 g
Calcium 324 mg
Potassium 684 mg
Beta Carotene 3800 ug
Niacin 1000 ug
Iron 1.5 mg

Health Benefits
1. Use all parts as a pout lice for swelling, rheumatism and arthritis
2. Chew raw for toothaches
3. Gelatin capsules filled with Lambsquarter make a potent vitamin

FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL
1. Lambs quarter is the second highest in nutrition of all wild foods. Amaranth is #1
2. The gritty feel is pollen…rinse well 🙂
3. Lambs 1/4 seed is excellent bird feed
4. Dye color: bright yellow

A few CAUTIONS
1. Lambs quarter can absorb nitrate from contaminated soil so be careful where you harvest this plant
2. Lambs quarter has a poisonous look-a-like (Nettleleaf goosefoot) but it’s rank odor reveals it’s identity
3. Lambs quarter is a relative of spinach. Avoid too much raw consumption of plants with heavy oxalic acid content. Cooking will destroy some of the oxalic acid but for salad and smoothies use lemon juice to neutralize the oxalic acid and help prevent kidney stones."

WHY those other sites mentioned none of this, I have no idea.
1. While I'm still not thrilled with your post, I do have to admit I screwed up and didn't pursue the subject far enough. This is the drawback to using Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc.....if you hit 4-5 sites and they're all giving you basically the same info, you have (or at least "I" have) a great tendency to then "drop it," and not pursue additional sites.
2. I have been doing web searches for nearly as long as there has been a "web" to search.....and it is VERY rare that you have to go further than 4-5 sites to get a pretty accurate set of data/info. However, apparently "Lambs Quarters" is one of those "rare occasions." I apologize for not pursuing it further....my mistake.....and in the future, if something comes up, and the first 4-5 sites are "counter/neutral" to someone's view, I will keep going, say, to 20 websites, just on the off chance it's another "rarity."
3. I am pushing 71, was RAISED on a farm until 10-11, haven't lived on a farm since, and I never even HEARD of "Lambs Quarters" until I noticed this thread, and thought "Lambs Quarters, well, worth a look." After reading, my FIRST thoughts were (a) selling for $8/lb, this has got to be worth looking into, and (b) Doesn't too much matter WHAT the "nutritional value" is, at $8.00/lb I'll sell people CARDBOARD if they'll buy it!
4. My "employment/work history" doesn't include ANY of the skills an outdoorsman needs for SHTF living on any kind of primitive or semi-primitive scale.....if I had to make a lousy coffee table, it would probably take 3-4 tries to "get it right!" I "buy," not make, and I get plenty of spare parts in case whatever I'm buying breaks down...I'm not a "fixer," but I can replace parts. My 45 years behind a desk, flipping property, doesn't qualify me for doodly squat in terms of "survivalism," except perhaps in locating property suitable for "preppers" who are looking for raw land or out of the way homes/land in rural areas. (Retirement sucks, you know HOW MANY old farms are on the market for a song now...Jesus!)
5. OK, bottom line, you were/are correct in pointing out the shallowness of the "Lambs Quarters links".....so I ended up sticking my foot in my mouth. All I can say is that in 20 years of web searches, I've found it to very rarely require hitting over 4-5 links to get an accurate picture of whatever it is you're looking for, and that gets to be habit forming, and you just hit the 4-5 links and go on to whatever may be next.
6. As for the "rest," like I said, you got a problem with me, think I shouldn't be here, take it to the Mods/Admin......I have no problem with whatever they decide. Their call, and that's their job.
You have a nice day, too hot & muggy for me to work up a sweat!

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I love Lambs Quarters! Sauteed with a little olive oil in the skillet. Yum!

I haven't got any big enough to pick yet this spring, but I did cook up some Poke Sallet in the skillet this morning, with butter, onions, and scrambled eggs!

Don't you love it when the first little spring herbs begin to appear.

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For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appears, and the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.
~ Proverbs 27



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