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Old 07-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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I would assume many homebrewers are also into providing other food themselves, such as wild game, fresh garden fruits and vergetables and possibly even wild plants.

My grandfather liked to brew (and distill back in the day) and he had huge gardens and loved to fish and hunt etc. My father did a little of that but mostly just hunts and fishes now. Myself, I was alwasy a hunter and somewhat a fisherman and I just started brewing again about 10 months ago. I now find myself als getting back into gardening, and want to start harvesting wild plants a little as well.

This years I am growing a small vegetable garden, a small herb garden, just planted hops a few months ago. I have a small plum orchard and a few cherry and pear trees that have yet to produce ... oh and a coupel witch hazel bushes.

have been planning on harvesting some maple for years but just seem to forget about it every year.

Next I want to learn how to make preserves and come up with an amazing salsa to can.

Oh and if I ever get a few acres, i might get a bee hive as well.

What about you guys?

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Gardener here. I haven't fished in years.

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Garden & fish for me. I process a lot of wild game for other family members, but don't do the hunting (trade the processing for some of the take).
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Small garden and would very much like to get better at canning/preserving. I have planted some roma tomatoes and hoping to get some sun-dried ones outta that batch. There's a lot of experimenting going on at my house this season!

Gathering is probably my favorite thing...blackberries, blueberries and ginseng. I have yet to make a successful jelly or fruit preserve, but I feel like this is my year.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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Fishin' - Nope
Huntin' - Nope
Growin' Crops - Nope
Preservin' Said Crops - Nope
Gatherin' - Does my Spoons of Many Nations collection count? Otherwise, Nope

Man, there goes your theory Bill!
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
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I hunt, trout, salt water fish, and do my own preserves including pickles and beet.
I do make an awesome pizza also.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #7
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Used to hunt.
I fish.
I garden.
I can veggies.
I freeze veggies.
I ferment pickles, sauerkraut, and dilly beans.
I dehydrate herbs and veggies.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:13 PM   #8
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Yes to all of the above.

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #9
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Haven't fished in a long time, but since we bought our first house I've found I have many neighbors with boats so I keep giving them homebrew and am waiting for the invitation that should be coming soon.

We also started a little gardening. Didn't have much time with everything that needed to be done with the new house and my daughter's accident, but we have about 6 different varieties of tomato plants, some chili plants, peppers, strawberries, peas and some herbs growing. SWMBO is working on learning how to can so we can start doing that. We have a dehydrator so I plan on drying some of the tomatoes and chilis and putting them up for winter.

I gave up hunting with a gun because I have the worst luck. Years and years I'd go out and never even see a sign of a deer. If I go out unarmed or just with a camera... it's a bambi convention and I'm the guest of honor.

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #10
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Hunt and fish.

Pulled a bighorn sheep tag this year
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