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Yep,

Here goes.  Trey weights were.

8.6 + 9.4 + 8.4 + 8.9 + 8.1 + 8.7 + 8.9 + 7.6 + 11.4 =

80 ounces. รท 16 = 5 lbs.   Wet weight.

5 lbs wet = 12.5 oz dried weight



Air dried berries were 17.9 oz dried weight so they should have been around 7.16 lbs wet weight.
 
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Here is my submission for the Dry One Pound of Peppermint BB - Foraging Aspect - sand.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- A picture of one of the plants/fungi in the wild
- A picture of the bounty on a scale showing the weight
- A picture of the dried goodies in or with their storage container

Math:
Ounces as read from scale: 4.40 + 4.45 + 7.35 + 13.3 = 29.95
29.95 ounces = 1.8 pounds

I did extra because about 10 ounces had gone to seed.


Clarification:
This is a patch of mint that may have been planted by my sister when she purchased her house 15 years ago.  It is in an area that never gets watered, managed, or weeded.  I think it qualifies as foraged material since it has never been cultivated.  For comparison, the lemon balm that I harvested for the natural medicine BB is in an area that regularly gets water (for the fruit tree) so it does not qualify for foraging status.
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Harvesting Mint
Harvesting Mint
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4.40 oz
4.40 oz
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4.45 oz
4.45 oz
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7.35 oz
7.35 oz
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13.3 oz
13.3 oz
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I used two shelves on my drying screen stack - this is shelf two
I used two shelves on my drying screen stack - this is shelf two
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Stored :)
Stored :)
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Edge case.  It was deliberately planted.  House is presumably still inhabited (not abandoned homestead).  It's mint so no nurturing is needed.  Not sure if it's truly "foraging".  Approved with reservations.

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I've been harvesting rose hips over the last several weeks and am finally ready to apply for this BB.

Rose bushes in a thicket loaded with hips.

1st picking, 8 ounces.

2nd picking a couple of weeks later, 9 ounces

Total = 1 pound 1 ounce fresh.
After dehydrating the yield was one quart.
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Would acorns count for this one? They're in the prepare a dish list. I don't think they would fit the fresh harvest list due to the processing required. I'm making acorn flour!
 
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Maddy Youngson wrote:Would acorns count for this one? They're in the prepare a dish list. I don't think they would fit the fresh harvest list due to the processing required. I'm making acorn flour!


Good question! The lists are considered pretty specific, so if it was me I'd play it safe and prepare a dish from the acorn flour (maybe pancakes?) and submit it under the dish list. :)
 
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Hello! Can I recommend additions to the list? For example, in early spring we have an abundance of wild alliums such as wild garlic/ramps and three-cornered leek. I forage these a lot and I know many others in the UK and northern Europe do the same. We also have wild herbs growing everywhere here, particularly chives, thyme and marjoram/wild oregano. Would those make suitable candidates?
 
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