Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015 (cdozo) wrote,
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015

Pine Tree Syrup And Other Stuff

My Internet went out again this morning. But then it came back. A cable guy may come out today. I found a coaxial cable plugged into the cable connection on our power pole. It then comes down off the pole and runs along the fence. This seems a little unprofessional to me. I asked the cable company about it and they said there was no work being done in my area. They also said they didn't see any evidence of cable theft via improper line-loading. But I know that cable is new and that it is an anomaly, so I will point it out to the tech when s/he comes to try and fix things.

Over in food_porn, someone wrote about making Pine Needle Syrup. I was intrigued, so I Googled it and found more information and recipes.

In the process, I also found an article that Euell Gibbons wrote about eating parts of a pine tree. Apparently the inside bark of a Scotch Pine is edible. This pleases the survivalist in me greatly. I would never have thought of eating a tree's inner bark if I was stranded somewhere, but now I will.

And, on a completely unrelated note, here are some recent bug pictures.

I think this is a Haldeman's Green Potato Beetle:

Haldeman's Green Potato Beetle

Here's an unidentified Damselfly:


Thanks to Rich, I'm pretty sure that this is an Eggplant Tortoise Beetle larva:

Eggplant Tortoise Beetle Larva

And here's a tiny (maybe a ladybug/lady bird beetle) larva:

Tiny Guy

There was also a tick that I think was an American Dog Tick. Since some people may not want to see it, you can view it over in my Flickr account by clicking here.

Tags: nature, recipes, the internet, the land

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