Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rosehip and crab apple jelly 1

2017 is proving to be a phenomenal year for fruit so far.  We’re making the most of it and  continuing with making jellies and jams.  This time it’s a rosehip and crab apple jelly. You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and jellies that are common in the […]

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Edible fruits and berries (and some poisonous ones too) 4

Note : Please don’t send me photos or ask me to identify trees, plants, berries or mushrooms. We’re at the end of August now, a fantastic time to forage for the many edible fruits and berries that nature provides us.  What’s the difference between fruits and berries I hear you say?  Botanically speaking, fruits are […]

Apple and Blackberry Jam 2

We’ve been making the most of the fruits that are around at the moment and 2017 certainly seems to be a good year.  So half a dozen jars of apple and blackberry jam in the cupboard! Ingredients 600g of blackberries, washed and drained 500g of crab apples 1.1kg of granulated sugar 300ml of water 10g […]

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Rowan and crab apple jelly

Rowan and crab apple jelly 1

We’re big fans of the late summer bounty of fruits.  We recently picked a load of rowan berries (Sorbus aucaparia) and crab apples (Malus sylvestris – probably!) as we were walking Willow alongside the river and so Nicola has made some rowan and crab apple jelly.  It’s easy to do and goes really well with game, […]

Pruning cuts 1

An often recited mantra in bushcraft is that the more you know the less you have to carry.  The flip side of this, of course, is that the less you carry the more you have to make.  Often the things I find myself making require greenwood and so need to be pruned from a live […]

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Bow saws 2

We have a number of bow saws around the camp that we use on a regular basis, they’re an incredibly useful and versatile tool.  So I thought I’d put together a post talking through some of the main features to look out for as well as a few tips on using one. Size and shape […]