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Old May 16, 2018   #16
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My goodness Andrey, your gardens are just beautiful!
I love the photo of the spider in her web
I hope the whole season is wonderful for you and I am jealous of all that beautiful greenhouse space!
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Old May 16, 2018   #17
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Oh my Andre. Such a lovely fairyland your garden is. Those tulips, the fruit trees, all the things a sub tropical girl can never grow. Thank you for posting these.
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Old May 16, 2018   #18
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Great tour, thanks for all the wonderful pics, you have a great looking garden and greenhouses.
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Old May 16, 2018   #19
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Andrey-Great to see you posting, and things look so good at your place!
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I wish I had Gyromitra growing in the area nearby, I would gladly have one meal a year with them. They are a pain to prepare (boil, cook, boil, throw the water away and don't inhale it while it's boiling), and there is still some controversy about the safest method. (drying vs boiling)
Much of the flavor is lost in the boiling process, but there is still enough left to make a delicious sauce with cream :-)
My mother, also from Europe, used to boil in salt water all the wild mushrooms we picked and then throw away the water. She felt that if we had picked any poisonous ones this would draw the poison. We never got sick but we never picked any questionable mushrooms. This was her way.
Another, tedious, thing we did was to peel all the mushrooms we brought home. Often a big job.
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Your country home is charming. You don't see many old world style homes anymore. People think everything needs to be modernized now-a-days.

Truly a treasure. It's amazing you can maintain it so precisely from afar.

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Old May 17, 2018   #22
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Thanks for your warm feedback.
We don't pick questionable mushrooms as well, but we have no many mushrooms with questions)) I've been picking different edible mushrooms from my early childhood. It's our national tradition for hundreds of years)
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"All mushrooms can be eaten. Some of them, only once"..
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Old May 17, 2018   #24
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Really enjoyed your tour, giving us a chance to see how you garden. Lovely. What do you use birch tree juice for.
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Beautiful pictures and beautiful garden, thanks for sharing! I'll look for more updates!
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Old May 17, 2018   #26
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Really enjoyed your tour, giving us a chance to see how you garden. Lovely. What do you use birch tree juice for.
We just drink it natural or with lemon. It is a real healthy drink.
Or we can make kvass from birch tree juice along with bread, lemon, honey or herbs like mint, raspberry or black currant leaves + lemon acid.





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Oh wow! That juice collecting looks very thorough and methodological... Is everyone there as industrious as you?

We used to have the same tradition, only now it is very restricted when and how it is allowed... (only when safe for the trees) Some companies sell it in small glass bottles.
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Oh wow! That juice collecting looks very thorough and methodological... Is everyone there as industrious as you?

We used to have the same tradition, only now it is very restricted when and how it is allowed... (only when safe for the trees) Some companies sell it in small glass bottles.
It's not really me on this picture I'm not industrial at all
But we have many State agricultural enterprises and local farmers who are doing like that

If you are doing it every year in the same forest you always take care of these trees. Nothing really bad about this at all...
And I know that we are still wild people like our Russian ancesors from many many centuries ago, but we like to be so close to the nature
We can buy birch tree juice in every grocery store in 1l tetrapack or 3l glass jars like this
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Andrey your photos are superb, and such a wonderland the springtime at your dacha. Your garden and greenhouses look great!
I bet that birch juice is delicious... mmmm!
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I really enjoyed seeing your wonderful photographic essay of your gardens and lifestyle practices Andrey! Thank you for posting..your pictures make me want to travel!
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