Wild chamomile (aka Pineapple Weed) is a herb that grows abundantly around the northern hemisphere. The little yellow bulbs pop up late spring into the late summer. It grows pretty much anywhere, but especially loves areas where the ground was disturbed recently, or is gravelly in nature. We have a large patch growing where areContinue reading “Wild Chamomile Aka Pineapple Weed”
Its been a fairly crazy month here on the Gillis Homestead- We’ve been boiling down sap into syrup all month. But the temps are rising and with rain in the forecast instead of snow (FINALLYTHANKGOD) its probably coming towards a swift end. We’re happy with the amount we’ve produced tho. Even tho we lost atContinue reading “Weekend Warriors- The Month Of March”
It’s that time of year. Most Mainers mark the arrival of spring with the harvesting of fiddleheads. Let me be the one to say, ew. No thanks. This is not your blog. But, if you’re looking for bitter stalks of ruby red to delight your senses, well we are your family. Now, rhubarb is anContinue reading “Rhubarb in the ‘burb.”
Apples- now this is something that is abundant in Maine. They are literally EVERYWHERE this season. And while we love going to orchards and grabbing a peck or two, how we get the bulk of our apples is pretty simple. We ride up and down old county roads. We find a tree that has applesContinue reading “Roadside foraging- Apples.”
A delicious twist on jam featuring strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.
How to deep clean and sort your low bush blueberries- after the winnower.
How to build a simple, homemade winnower for cleaning harvested berries- using only household items.