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Narrowleaf Pawpaw

Narrowleaf Pawpaw (Asimina angustifolia) We all knew the “Pawpaw Patch” song when we were kids.  I remember singing it while running through the woods and fields of Kentucky.  There was a “patch” of the Pawpaw Trees on my Grandpa’s farm. … Continue reading

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Wild Vines in June

There is an interesting collection of vines growing on the chain link fence behind my house in Lakeland.  On a walk in early June, I found a collection of three wild vines fighting for space.  One is deadly toxic, one … Continue reading

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Wild Grape Variety

Wild grapes come in many varieties at the 40 acre woods.  In late April the wild grapevines seem to be growing on everything.  Many are still blooming like the one pictured below growing on a fence. Soon after the first … Continue reading

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Setting up a Campsite – Electrical

Power was the first thing we needed at the 40 acre woods.  Without the power we could not run the well we needed for water. Contacting the local power company I found that I needed to go to the courthouse … Continue reading

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Squirrel Hunting

Growing up in Kentucky, my introduction to hunting was with Squirrels and Rabbits.  Gray Squirrels and Fox Squirrels were plentiful in the wooded fence rows of the surrounding farms.  I spent many cool Fall mornings leaned up against a Hickory … 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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Wild Blueberries

July is the time to pick blueberries in the 40 acre woods. Wild blueberries love the acidic soil provided by pine needles and oak leaves. The bushes are 2 to 8 feet tall and generally grow in groups. I look … Continue reading

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