Day Out/Forage, The Beginning

Now I’m back at work, at my day job. Difficult to keep up with changes when I’m working 40 hours a week, but I’m saving up some money at the moment, so i can make a transition at some point.

Most things are easier when you have a lot of time, like you might decide to eat healthier for example, you have a lot of time to prepare healthy food and read up on new recipes. You work and you’re trying to exercise more, maybe by the time you get home you are already too exhausted… not saying it’s impossible, it just takes more effort.

I find having breaks so inspiring, i had a week off over Christmas and i got so much done! Like relaxing, going for drives in the country and starting new projects.

Sometimes when you have time off all the time, you don’t appreciate it so much and get kind of sluggish, need to kick your own arse to get things done.

Anyways, we went to Daylesford area yesterday, 2 hours outside Melbourne, for a picnic, they have a lot of springs around there, so we went to one and filled up some water(you can bottle the water for free and there are like springs all over the place). They are supposed to taste quite different too.

The water at the spring we went to has quite a lot of sulphur in it, so it smells like rotten egg. It tastes like rock. With bubbles. It tastes a bit like rotten egg too, so at first i had to spit it out. But then i figured out you can drink it, just don’t breathe while you’re doing it.

So the water is quite bubbly which is nice.

 

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But after about an hour, well it turns a bit like ..gross.

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On our walks lately i have been keeping an eye out for edible plants. While i don’t know many yet we came across quite a couple of wild plum tress on the side of the roads and fields.

So i tried them, they seem okay.

Some of them taste like what i can only describe as floury(not good). Most of them are sweet and juicy, but have a sour skin.

 

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I used to use tree sap and burn it on incense charcoal, used to smoke my flat out, sometimes it was so smokey, that my neighbours almost called the fire brigade. We found some sap. We been burning this with a little bit of wood and it just smells delicious!

If you do pick the dried sap don’t pick too much off one tree so it doesn’t start bleeding again.

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What do you pick up on your trips into the wild?

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5 responses to “Day Out/Forage, The Beginning

  1. I used to collect pretty stones and bits of metal. I’m sure I’ve still got a few bits in a treasure box somewhere!

    How do you burn the tree sap? What does it do? Does it have a scent? I’ve never heard of doing that before, and I’m a bit curious.

    • You can buy a special charcoal in some incense shops. It looks like a disc and it burns really easily. Then you just put what you wanna burn on top of it, you can use sage for example.. Burning sap, it just smells really nice, like trees and burning of certain herbs and stuff is supposed to be clearing the energy in the room. You can maybe use small bits of eucalyptus bark instead of the charcoal, it’s dry, and would burn well. Put it on a glass dish, put some of the sap on top, smells like eucalyptus tree.:)

  2. Interesting! Thanks for the tip about sap — I DID NOT KNOW THAT! O_O

    I like this blog because you talk about your experiences with all the little details and tips and stuff. Sometimes I get sick of listening to “experts” because they forget to share little details like you are, they just are so experienced that they describe things in leaps and bounds and you are left being like, Uh….OK. But your descriptions are real and fresh! Awesome!! 😀 😀

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