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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject: Hunted, Foraged, Grown or Reared  Reply with quote

Thought it might good to start a blog on what we are all eating that we've Harvested ourselves.

As in the title anything Hunted, Foraged, Grown or Reared.


What you think ?
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I will kick off.  

I've had a Mushroom omlet nearly every morning for my breakfast since mid August, our top field has produced the best consistent crop ever  
And they are still coming, obviously using our own eggs.

Saturday night we had Crispy Duck in pancakes, followed by Stir fry pheasant in Hoi sin sauce, all birds shot by me and my lad.

Sunday lunch roast Chicken (one of mine) with most veg from the garden.
Followed by Apple & Blackberry crumble from our trees and berrys in the hedge.

Monday chicken soup  
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Toddy



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're still gathering fresh raspberries from the Autumn fruiting canes. I just serve them with fresh cream, a wee shake of sugar and a handful of toasted oats

I've also got a bucket of apple still to deal with and a basin of the small tomatoes that haven't ripened.

I think I'm going to make chutney with those, and maybe make stewed apples and jar them like the Americans do canning.
I tried making up freezer bag loads of apples and the makings for crumble one year, but tbh it was a real footer getting it all out of the bags. I'm aiming for simple, easily stored and useful, this time round.

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ClaireK



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put my hand up to not growing alot, or hunting or rearing anything of my own   apart from a plum and a bramley apple tree that is very young and young currant bushes, i have had to rely on the blackberries/brambles i have had from the hedgerow in my field and locally. They did make some very nice jam!

Hopefully next year will be better

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About to shoot our steer, planting alsorts from pumpkin to collys, apple,peach,pear,plums flowers gone so hope they are set grape vines getting leaves so here goes we hope  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the 6 pigs back from the abattoir last Saturday.  
Had one joint and a couple of chops during the week.
It really is superb pork, just need to get on with the sausage making now.  
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kaz
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are still eating tomatoes, sweet and chilli peppers from the polytunnel and Bodger keeps promising to supply fresh chicken from the cockerels that he has raised  

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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow we all have a wide range of foods being harvested, great  

Was shooting Friday & beating Saturday so more pheasants in the freezer
Last night had Pheasant stir fry Chinese style in oyster & spring onion sauce, with the usual stir fry veg, but I put extra spring onions and mushrooms from the garden in  

Today we had Lamb dinner, the lamb was from my farmer mate, part of the half lamb I got for helping him put up his new barn, so not strictly harvested by me but close enough.
And it was lovely      
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sod
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave C harvested=earned same me thinks   sounds like you living well.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked half a punnet of Strawberries yesterday, some from in the tunnel and some from outside.  (November in Yorkshire.     )

Had some on my breakfast this morning.  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's crazy weather mate but it's changing tonight  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Dave C harvested=earned same me thinks   sounds like you living well.


Trying too pal   also drinking well

I'm currently in discussions with a shooting buddy who makes sloe gin in 1.5 pint jars   to trade him for 2 dozen eggs  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be trading with me Dave, I have several hundred gallons of cider in oak.  
I had two eggs on toast for my evening meal, they were from my one laying hen from a flock of God knows how many birds.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Ha when they stop they really do all stop !

That's the good thing with my hybrid meat birds they start laying at 17 weeks so I have plenty in full lay
Will see for how long.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One duck egg off 14 ducks this morning but the geeese are still laying.

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