Hickory Bark Syrup

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My step father has family in Canada that makes maple syrup on a commercial basis. Every year, I get a can or two from my mother. I love the stuff. Unfortunately, there aren’t many maple trees in Florida, and whose never really have the weather to get a true sap […]

Countertop Mushrooms

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Last weekend on Saturday morning, the wife and I hit another local green market, located in Ft. Pierce. It’s broken into two sections, crafts and edibles. We blazed through the crafts, but took our time in the edibles section. The selection of both was fantastic, but the food section was what […]

Scooters' Hickory Smoked WIngs

A New Adventure – The Wing Crawl

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I was out to take paddle board pictures of my wife and my buddy, Andy. Arriving in typical FloridaHillbilly style (late), I only got there in time to see the boards loaded back up. Ah well. Hanging out turned into an offer to go get some […]

Baby Muscovy Ducks

December 2012 Update

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Lots of things are happening here at FloridaHillbilly.com!
Just as I’m out of the woods from my hernia surgery, I get a nasty bout of kidney stones, and dealing with another one as I write this
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Green Earth Survival School’s Primitive Skill’s Class

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I spent the weekend assisting Hank with his Primitive skills class, and as always, I probably learned as much as some of the students. Hank also called in Amanda from the Oxbow Center in Port St. Lucie, who is a fountain of information, both regarding Florida’s […]

French Breakfast Radish

Prepper ‘Fast Food’

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My household is a hurricane-ready one. We have plans for food, water, and several options for providing power in the event of another hurricane hitting this area. We went through several before, so have some idea what the aftermath is like, so can plan for many things we know may […]

Garlic Chives, a Florida replacement for Ramps

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Let me start with explaining what ramps are. Ramps,¬†Allium tricoccum,¬†also known as wild leek, wild garlic, and ramson (though ramson is actually a European cousin, and probably the source for the name “ramps”). Ramps grow mostly in the mountains of the eastern North America, from South […]

Visiting Green Earth Survival School

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Back in March, I had another opportunity to help out with the 2 Day Basic Survival Course at Green Earth Survival School. The course covers Shelter, Water Purification, Lost-Proofing, Signalling, Map & Compass usage, a nature walk to identify currently available edible and useful plants, and my personal […]

Post-Op Ramblings…

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I’m feeling much better today, able to move around with a lot less pain. Now to get back into a more “regular” sleep pattern. I’ve been sleeping most days and up most nights for the last few days, throwing off everyone’s daily routine. My posts have been irregular at best, and […]

Gold finds with Prizm V

Metal Detecting – The only hobby I’ve ever had that pays for itself

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I went to the beach last week to try my hand at cast-netting some dinner. (Green Deane made it sound easier than I found it to be.)
As I was getting out of my truck, the a saw a guy loading […]