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So, for the last...five or six years, right around this time of year my hunter-gather instincts go into overdrive. All this food! Must collect and store! Need warm cave! Unintelligible grunt!

Among other things, it seems to make the pigeons nervous.

But, I now have my very own canning kettle! No more will I need to drive up to my Mom's to borrow hers! Woot! On the down side, the cheap or free canning jars on craigslist are all way out in the boonies. :(

And I realized the other day, which was a lovely weekend day and I was out for a nice walk, that I was in fact scoping out the neighborhood food production. There's the escaped kiwi vine here, and the flowering quince that fruited last year there, and I wonder if anyone will harvest that fig in the landscaping, and those yards look pretty abandoned--I wonder if they're planning to harvest the apples or if they'd let me?

I need a tall, sturdy, lightweight, easily transportable ladder. Stealth harvester arrives, picks, packs up, and is gone...zoom! Maybe a little cart.

And I am scheduled to teach two people at work how to can peaches week after next (when our order from the grower shows up--25lbs for $14!) Should be fun.

Already making plans for blackberry and peach cobbler. :)

Date: 2008-08-08 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stolen-tea.livejournal.com
Cobbler?!?!

Date: 2008-08-08 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdreams.livejournal.com
Squab tastes terrible. Just sayin'.

Date: 2008-08-08 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ionan.livejournal.com
There was an article in the Stranger a while back about a guy doing urban hunting. He bagged a pigeon, prepared, and ate it. He said it was very greasy, and somewhat bitter.

Date: 2008-08-22 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plantae.livejournal.com
I get the impression that pigeon is something you eat because you're hungry, not because it's really tasty. Snails and chicken feet come to mind as well. :)

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