Making char cloth in my honey stove, note the exhausts coming from the centre hole catch alight. You know when char cloth is ready when there is no longer and smoke coming from the centre hole. Char cloth under goes incomplete combustion which is why it so readily takes a spark.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) grows in wetlands and along rivers and lakes. Is edible, but more medicinal. The flowers contain salicylic acid, have quite a strong taste of root beer for my American brethren and germolene for my British counter parts (a lot easier on the teeth than willow bark 😉). The young leaves taste a little like the flower but have a sweet stronger aftertaste of watermelon (I think anyway). #bushcraft#plantidentification#plantid#naturalremedies
Last one promise!! Once the fish reach a certain size they are then placed in outside ponds in mixed species as found in nature and left to grow on naturally. It's been found that they grow bigger and healthier than trying to artificially simulate the environment.
Fish are humanly netted from various rivers just before spawning time and kept in holding tanks. When nature says the time is right the eggs and sperm are harvested and fertilised via a non-invasive method. The fish are returned to their location of capture and the eggs are monitored and grow. In the wild a clutch of eggs has 1-2% survival rate. This way it's 80-90%!!
Spent the day learning about how a fish farm works. Fascinating time. All fish are native species and reared for a maximum of 2 years before being released into our rivers and lakes. This is all paid for by your rod licenses!!! So if you fish and want your fish stocks healthy pay your fee!