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paul wheaton
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I like this forum, meaningless drivel.

I want to see more stuff here. Literature, arts, psychology, humor, science, engineering, photography, etc. Post a joke, video, picture, link to an amazing web site .... maybe share a vivid dream, life changes, or an idea that popped into your head about how to make the world a better place.

I also like pie. Especially huckleberry pie.



I found a place here in montana that will ship huckleberry pies moments after they are made to anywhere in the US.

I have made arrangements for four huckleberry pies. I tried one last week and it was excellent.

So here is how it works: post to this forum, meaningless drivel. The more you post, the better your chances to get a pie. On friday, I will run a built in program that will randomly show me ten posts from this week. I will pick the best two posts (so quality of post is important!) and give them a pie. And they can each name the person that referred them to permies and they will each get a pie.

So telling people about permies, pays. In pie.

If you win a pie but are outside the US, you can give your pie to any friend inside the US.

Note that only those that are signed up for the daily-ish email are eligible for pie.

details here.

 
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I totally love this forum! Thank you for all the effort put into it!

I remember going camping as a kid and picking huckleberries for pancakes! It was a real highlight.

More recently I get them while horseback riding in the mountains. I have never had enough for a pie. We eat them too fast!
 
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Oh. I like pie.

What do huckleberries taste like?

And what are those berries that look like blackberries that fall from the trees in the upper Midwest around this time of year (June) and stain the sidewalks? We have them all over and I've heard that they're edible. If so I should really be out there picking!

Thanks,

Jody
 
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Assika126 Hatfield wrote:Oh. I like pie.

What do huckleberries taste like?

And what are those berries that look like blackberries that fall from the trees in the upper Midwest around this time of year (June) and stain the sidewalks? We have them all over and I've heard that they're edible. If so I should really be out there picking!

Thanks,

Jody


You do know that posts in this thread don't count, right? So you might want to start a new thread. At the top of this thread you should see a button that says "new topic"
 
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Huckleberries are like a blueberry with lots more flavor. They only grow wild - I think that's because they have a strong symbiotic relationship with a specific fungus in the soil which is difficult to duplicate in cultivation.

Further, because they are never irrigated (in the wild) the flavor is much stronger.

This particular huckleberry pie is made not too sweet.

 
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I suppose that if somebody posted this to a big site and lots of people came here and posted, the odds of that person getting a pie would be very good.

 
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Ok, I'm in (for pie I hope!) Never had a huckleberry, not too late to try. I have a sacred sites website I'd like to share. Journey in Spirit
 
Kim Travis
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Greetings,
Thank you for the listing for the course. I will budget for it over the next year. We are also Texas, zone 8/9 and in the planning stages. I would love to share ideas with someone almost local.
 
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the tree ones are Mulberries..I too have picked huckleberries all my life, this year all the fruit froze except grapes, strawberries and rasp/black berries.
 
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I wanted to note the post. The freeze this year destroyed most fruit crops in the wild and on farms locally. I have one small mulberry, a few of my raspberries have any fruit. Everything else was froze. I have not trespassed into the swap to see the huckleberries. No blackberries either. This stinks. As I have a freezer that I was going to fill with these crops. It will be a long winter.
 
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So can someone tell me what a squaw berry really was? High mans out of baker, Oregon, short plants near the ground covered with tiny sweet red berries that were sweet and aromatic... similar to huckleberries
 
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I have never tasted a huckleberry. I listen to your podcasts and get your emails. I am so interested in permaculture, I wish I were over 6 feet tall and strong enough to do more. I am incorporating what I can (polyculture). I have heard you wax eloquent about huckleberry pie and would love to taste it. In our house, no one really cares for cake so we always celebrate with pie! My daughter always had birthday pie at her parties. Did you know that when you stick birthday candles into a still hot apple pie, the wax melts and leaves red and white wax marks? Luckily the 5 year olds didn't even notice! When she got married last year, she had a large assortment of Wedding Pies instead of cake! Thanks for all the great information and your infectious laugh! Jack Spirko at the survival podcast led me to you.
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Huckleberries are like blueberries on steroids. Smaller, more meat and less water. The flavor is intense. In Oregon, we find huckleberry treats promoted by the warm springs tribe and around mt hood touristy stores. Otherwise difficult to find.
 
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Debra Gordon-Hellman
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How will you send 4 pies when I have it on good authority from LaFayette Doodleberry that there is only one Huckleberry left as you
can see for yourself!

Ah shucks, by its very nature, your redundant meaningless drivel challenge, though surely conjuring some very interesting submissions, is contributing to my procrastination affliction.
 
Shailor Clark
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This is awesome!

I've started picking huckleberries and [mostly] deer berries for the first time this summer on Roanoke Island, in the last bits of wild forest left they are most abundant and delicious!

More 'meaningless' drivel !
 
Ellen Marks
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My daughter and I would love to try this pie. How about a barter - we will send you something we make for a pie?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I also like pie. Especially huckleberry pie.

Unfortunately, I'm a Brit so I like steak and kidney pie. The only Huckleberry I know of is Finn.

Oh, and also: "I'll be your Huckleberry".

First person to name the film gets a gold star (in the form of a +1).

Winston
 
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Doc Holliday's words to Wyatt Earp in the movie "Tombstone".

Generally means something along the lines (depends on context) of
* I'm better than you.
* I'll get you in the end.
* I'll outlive you.

 
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Paul,

I wanted to let you know that you have done a lot to help me with my life and my 1/3 acre. I have been trying to keep up by podcasting/video casting/writing about the things that help to make life better. For Episode 100 I came up with my top ten websites for making a better life. Permies.com was number 5! I've been surfing for 20 years and coming up with a top ten list for making a better life was not easy until I thought about what sites have helped me to actually make a better life. Your numerous postings have helped me be a better producer, a better student of nature as well as a better neighbor. Episode 101 is at http://todolisthome.com Take care and keep up the great work!

#5. Permies.com managed by Paul Wheaton of Missoula, Montana and is now the largestpermaculture site on the internet! Permies.com is great because it’s changed my property and as a result it has changed me. My backyard has been taken over by hugelkultur or the making of gardens out of huge logs of wood covered with soil. I have a classic 4 foot high by ten footlong hugelkultur bed filled with tomatos, squash, beans, flowers, rosemary, lavender and more.
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Sincerely,

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Alrighty then, challenge received!
Huckleberries do not grow wild hereabouts though we do have wonderful blueberries.
When I was a kid in Oregon/Washington we sometimes spent the summer camped out on my father's jobsite, he was a catskinner for a logging operation.
There would be a whole crew, several families as well as some single guys, and the Moms ran the cook tent. One of the things we kids were responsible to do each day before we could run wild in the woods,
which, believe me, we did!! was to "pick our piece of pie" for dessert after supper. Mom made berry buckets for each kid based on their size/age-
Campbell soup cans for the little guys under 6, up to real gallon buckets for the moms. Our usual choice was huckleberries although blackberries and raspberries were not turned down.
I love living in Alaska now, nearly 50 yrs later, but I do miss huckleberry pie!
 
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Dang it! Now Im missing the huckleberries my Aunt used to always have available to add to sourdough pancakes! We always cleaned out her carefully picked stash during the visit. Never did find out where the actual bushes were...
 
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So, on further reflection, I find that my memories of huckleberry pie cause me to ponder the abundant availability of fruits of various kinds
that were available for pie/cobbler/crisp making when I was a kid. Rural Willamette Valley in the Great State of Oregon was full to overflowing with
old orchards and wild blackberries, strawberry patches and grapevines. Summer and fall were regularly punctuated with fruit picking and canning, jams and jellies
and learning how to build a tasty dessert.
Thank you for the reminder!
 
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John Polk wrote:Doc Holliday's words to Wyatt Earp in the movie "Tombstone".

Actually, I think it was to Johnny Ringo; but you get the star anyway.

Winston
 
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I ran the "pickwinners" app built into the forum software. It is showing me ten random posts from this forum for tuesday through friday, excluding this thread.

Brenda Groth

Alex Ames

Both of these people are signed up for the daily-ish email, so I sent them both an email asking for their snail mail address and the name of the person who first told them about permies.com. (they have 24 hours to respond)

Congratulations Brenda and Alex!

 
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dang, i can't even sign up for the email, all i get is the page feed.

guess i should have posted the swamp cooler users manual in Drivel too !
 
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guess i should have posted the swamp cooler users manual in Drivel too !


No, you put it in the proper forum.

The "Meaningless Drivel" forum is specifically for things that do not properly fit into any of the other forums. Much of it is actually meaningful, just not necessarily in a permaculture sense. It is a catch-all place for 'other' topics that may be of interest or amusement for the rest of us. "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy." Kind of like a "Chat-Box" on some other sites. Sometimes our minds need to unwind after absorbing so much wisdom.

I would hope that the 'scoring system' would disqualify any post that was so obviously mis-posted to the wrong forum.

 
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Daniel, let me know if you are up our way in the next month. The blackberries are still alive as are the raspberries, my mulberry is too young to produce berries yet but my sisters will. You are welcome to come by and get enough for some jelly or pie or something when you are nearby if you are and we haven't picked them. My black raspberries will be ready in a couple weeks I think, they are green and around pea size right now and we just had a good rain and are having upper 80's low 90's heat..huckleberries and blueberries froze here too, I saw 2 berries on one of my plants and that is it..no apples, cherries, plums, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines or almonds this year either
 
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Thanks. We have no fruit crops here. My crab apples are well. 2 trees worth. I may very well drop up. Keep me posted.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I ran the "pickwinners" app built into the forum software. It is showing me ten random posts from this forum for tuesday through friday, excluding this thread.

Brenda Groth

Alex Ames

Both of these people are signed up for the daily-ish email, so I sent them both an email asking for their snail mail address and the name of the person who first told them about permies.com. (they have 24 hours to respond)

Congratulations Brenda and Alex!



This brings back memories. I have been to the "pie place" outside Glacier a couple of times. The pie arrived today intact and I am
restraining myself until after supper. Paul, you are a fine human being!--Alex Ames
 
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I'd love to see a picture of the pie, Alex! (I'm thinking Brenda's is already gone by now.)
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:I'd love to see a picture of the pie, Alex! (I'm thinking Brenda's is already gone by now.)


Well, my pie has been violated but that gives you a better idea of what we are talking about!
Now for those familiar with track and field imagine the weight of a shot put and you get the idea
of how dense this pie is.
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Here is a picture of me focusing on the one thing I desire. Morse than gold. For this I cry, PIE!
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Daniel Morse wrote:Here is a picture of me focusing on the one thing I desire. Morse than gold. For this I cry, PIE!


Paul knows where the good pie is, talk to him and quit staring at me! I ate my pie, it is all gone.
With that determination and a nice hat you may just get Paul to send you some pie.
 
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If I shall win a pie.
My heart will soar to the sky
my tongue will dance of joy
a childs tasty toy.

Alas it is true.
I must share
Some for me, some for you.
As I dare.

Hungry people I will find
some poor some blind
a case worker or three
will share this pie with me.

The beard will know
a berry or two you see
for it is the way to go
To share with my human family.

The pie will know bliss
me a huckleberry kiss
The unfortunate will get
What I dare to miss

So winners please share
I am tired, the poor and hungry know
a small bite at least
some of your Huckleberry feast.

If I win this pie I will take it to the Hope Center and share it with the special needs kids there. For I do not need any pie. But wish to share it. To feed a greater need. I will use the power of tin foil hats everywhere to win a gift for the kids.

 
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Huh,,,, Huckleberry Pie,, no no no ,,,,,,.ya ya ya we make huckleberry pie, huckleberry jam , bar-b-que sauce --- yadda yadda yadda,, this year huckleberry wine toooo,, but really you want to adventure out try out habenero fudge brownies with huckleberry pie filling on top and some vanilla ice cream...
You get a bit more creative when you have had huckberries all your life what can we say...
 
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