Sharol Tilgner wrote:
Bitters are popular today. This is the 2nd post started today about them.
What is a "Bitter"?
The word “bitters” is used to describe herbs that are bitter to the taste. We all know what a bitter food tastes like, so you can easily identify any bitter tasting herb as being a "bitter". Besides indicating the taste of the herb, bitters also indicate a group of herbs that are stimulating and supportive to the gastrointestinal tract.
Noel Young wrote:It appears stirring and placing closer to the stove has increased the activity...
Tereza Okava wrote:Anita, thanks for reminding me of spätzle! I haven't thought of it in years, my mother used to make it every once in a while when I was a kid and I loved it, but it was only ever served with sauerbraten, which was yummy but I could do without the major production involved. I know you can just treat it like any other pasta but I figure you might have some fabulous ideas.
Gail Jardin wrote:
Anita Martini wrote:Not sure if this is done in other regions, but here it is a recommended to use the soil from mole mounds for seed starting.
Usually it has a nice texture and as it comes from deeper layers, it is relatively free from unwanted seeds.
Today I collected a bag of mole earth. I will have to remove the stones though.
There are some other spots where the mole earth is very black and rich, but I don't think it is sustainable to go by car just to collect some soil. I will keep my eyes open and take my bucket with me in the trunk of my car in case I come across some of those very dark, fine mole mounds.
Wow! What a unique idea. Have people in your region been using mole mound soil for a long time or is it a new permaculture concept. Is there any lore or legend around using mole mounds for starting soil? I see a permaculture based Thorton Burgessesque children's story in the works if there is!