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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time fly's when you're having fun......
It's been way too long since I last posted. 4 years! WOW! I've been busy doing the farmer routine and since I am now officially "retired"(?!?!?!?!) I thought it would be a good time to get back into writing. I have been practicing my primitive skills and Florida is a great place for doing it. There are plenty of raw natural resources in abundance. I recently found a nice little boulder of coastal flint, actually fossilized coral, in a nearby pit. Beautiful rock and very clean (not much cortex or fracturing). Our yucca (Yucca filamentosa) has thrown a stalk about 5 foot tall and I foresee a lot of nice fire drill kits. The leaves are over 4 foot long and they are a fantastic cordage plant. We have been growing a lot of medicinal herbs as well as anxiously watching the wild ones on our property. I was gifted a log of horn beam last year and it has been drying in our little shop. It's time for it to become a few bows. I have been saving all the feathers from our many birds (ducks, geese, chickens) so the arrows will have nice fletching. A set of 9 Prairie Wolf DVD's showed up and they are very informative. John McPherson is a master of primitive skills and knows the craft very well. I suggest finding and watching these DVD's and taking a lot of notes.I'll be posting a lot of good stuff so check in occasionally. Until then keep your powder dry and watch your 6.