Angry Adder

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the wood pile… Yesterday, shortly after my brother had picked up some wood from the pile he keeps outside my house and then left, I noticed a cat playing with a snake on the road. It was pawing it and as the snake lungedContinue reading “Angry Adder”

Champignon mushrooms!

Finally, we’re starting to see some edible fungi, although still not in any quantities worth mentioning. Winter is fast approaching, which means mushroom season – if there even is one this year – will be short. We found a couple of rings of champignons (Agaricus bisporus), or the common button mushroom favoured as part ofContinue reading “Champignon mushrooms!”

Edible Dormouse in Humane Trap

This is one of my resident Edible Dormice (Glis glis) from the attic. It’s the second one I’ve caught using a cage-type humane trap. They’re not very intelligent, unlike Pine Marten, so a simple piece of salami suffices and there’s no need to disguise the scent of the trap. This little fellow will be goingContinue reading “Edible Dormouse in Humane Trap”

Tao of Prepping – Free PDF Ebook giveaway!

I’ve decided to give away for free, in PDF download format, my book “The Tao of Prepping”. You can download it for free from here – http://edwardotoole.com/tao_of_prepping_free_pdf.html Please spread the word. The more people who read it, the happier I would be. Hopefully, it will give its readers some pause for thought about the worldContinue reading “Tao of Prepping – Free PDF Ebook giveaway!”