anyone get fiddlehead ferns? seems it is almost time. i used to get them from a location in winsor vt. also heard tell of a spot in alstead. i havent got any in years. there very tasty and freeze well. i wonder if i could find that spot again? dang they are good, free too ;D
It feels like I grew up eating nothing but brook trout and fiddleheads. I couldn't wait for spring to come, my grandfather and I would go out and hunt up a pail full of fiddleheads and then go catch our limit of brook trout. My grandmother would wash and freeze bags full of both to save for a cold winter day when we'd sit around and talk about the fishing trips we wanted to make in the spring, and each trout he'd eat, he'd tell me he recognized that fish and that he knew just which hole it had come out of. He's been gone a long time now, but whenever I go back to Maine, I always take a big bag of fiddleheads for my grandmother. We sit around and eat brook trout and fiddleheads, and suddenly I'm a kid again.
Rob-s We used to pick bushel baskets of them across the river from Windsor,VT. on the Cornish side. Just cross the covered bridge into NH and turn left. Go about a mile and on the left after the boat landing and cornfield go down along the river. There used to be tons of fiddleheads. By the way where did you those running deer? That is pretty neat.
MkM they are everywhere along rivers and wet areas, nows a good time to go out and mark where you see grown ferns cuz next spring theyll be fiddleheads coming up in the same spot, the ones in the pic are by the Conn. River! when we hookup for that red slate transfer ill show you some good spots")
When your spring time fiddle heading its a good time to look for skunk cabbage too lots of critters eat them.............and dandelion greens are good........Perry, brookies and fiddleheads.......HELL YEAH!
It's coming to that time where the wild mushrooms are coming in too, I'm going to need to get out shroom hunting soon...luckily we've finally been getting some rain.
The kill is the satisfying, indeed essential, conclusion to a successful hunt. But I take no pleasure in the act itself. One does not hunt in order to kill, but kills in order to have hunted. Then why do I hunt? I hunt for the same reason my well-fed cat hunts, because I must, because it is in the blood, because I am the decendent of a thousand generations of hunters. I hunt because I am a hunter.