Monthly Archives: March 2012

Baby Update from the 40 Acre Woods

I have lots of babies at the 40 acre woods in late March.  Below is some baby wild plums.  They seem to be doing well here in a sunny spot.  We had a lot of blooms this year, but I … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Sunchoke

The Sunchoke is a native sunflower in the eastern North America.  Unlike the other sunflowers we normally plant in the garden, the best part is not the seeds, it’s the roots (tubers). Sometimes called Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunroots, Sunchokes were … Continue reading

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Wild about Blackberries

The blackberries are blooming at the 40 acre woods in March, I hope to be picking berries in May. Wild blackberries in Florida are hardy, but are not known to produce a lot of big fruit.  The blackberry plants pictured … Continue reading

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Diamondback

The first snake I found at the 40 acre woods was this Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake often listed as the largest and most dangerous of Florida’s native snakes. It also ranks high on the list of poisonous snakes of the world. It is … Continue reading

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Rotate Your Berries

I love berries.  I spent many summer days in the river bottoms of Kentucky picking Blackberries.  I am sure I ate more than I put in my bucket, but Mom always had enough to make a Blackberry Cobbler.  The cuts … Continue reading

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Mystery Grape? Solved, Peppervine

I found this vine in North Florida near the Suwannee River.  Looks like a grape, but the leaves were not quite right for a Muscadine.  The fruit was very sweet, yes I am crazy enough to taste it even if … Continue reading

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Big Fire

It seems we men just can’t be content with just a small campfire.  Not enough heat, not enough light, not enough danger, whatever the reason, we like a big fire.  Recently at the 40 acre woods, I found myself a … Continue reading

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