The stem should be green, whereas some of the imposters, like Hemlock, have dark red or purple markings or streaks near the bottom.QUOTE]
Gypsysue, Gypsysue, Gypsysue.................Dark roots.......purple roots........roots, schmoots. Whatever. All ya have to do is -- when in doubt, offer a few bites to your mother-in-law. Duhhhh.
Way back in the 70's my leader and her hubby were big into hunting and camping and we were more like boy scouts than girl scouts. but I really enjoyed it. We even learned a bit about canning and drying foods.. But we(the few girls in the troop) were really into native Indians at the time and we tried to learn how they lived and how they ate and how they dressed.. I can even make a passable pair of one piece moccasins. Now I have found a forum that has step by step instructions with pictures on how to make the same moccasins so I made a few pair for my grand daughter in fleece, which works really well for slippers.Wow, Emerald, I never thought of using the old ones for flavor and pulling them out when it was time to eat! Great idea!
Man...you sure had a cool girl scout troop! *envy*!
we did go camping quite a bit but not the same as when I was younger. Pretty boring stuff. I even got poo-pooed about teaching the girls about knifes and about how to start a fire with a drill platform.I was in Girl Scouts waaaaayyyyy back in 1968 to 1970. I finally quit out of boredom. Our troop didn't do anything, almost literally. Just met every week, pretty much. We went to a girl scout camp one time and slept inside the lodge building. woo hoo.
My brother, in boy scouts, got to go camping and on canoe trips and all kinds of cool stuff.
Thank goodness I had a Dad who hauled me all over the outdoors with him!
By the way, thanks for the moccasin link!
Its true. The frist does it. Horseradish also gets much more pungent after the frostHow about an olive branch!
If you grow carrots and leave them in the ground and cover them with a couple bales of hay during the winter you can keep digging them all winter and they will be much sweeter than any you have ever had before... lol Same with parsnips!