2011년 4월 30일 토요일

Wild garlic pickles


Gather wild garlic leaves with cladophyll
before growing up flower stalk.
Wash and remove moisture.



1. Make the soup that soaks seasoning to
wild garlic leaves.
Its amount is sufficient to be submerged
the leaves by a narrow margin.

Originally korean or japanese soysauce
is needed, but it can be changed
salt water and some herbs, fruits:
basil, rosemary, apple etc.
even some spirit.
Being a little salty, it is nice.




2. vinegar (optional)


3. sugar


4. water


Put together 1-4.
Boil until being suitable flavor.




Let hot soup cool.
Pour the soup into the leaves.




Weigh down the leaves
for being sunken for 3 days.
Drain the soup.
Taste the soup, add some season if needed.
For dehydrating, boil the soup once more.
Pour the soup into the leaves.




After that, it can be edible.
The translucent leaves prove
it fermented well.

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Because my broken english,
I worry about it is hard to understand. :)


2011년 4월 26일 화요일

Make a strop


Tonight when it is raining outside,
and I make a double side strop.




I stick leather on either side of
the rather thick board,
shave and sand down the edge.




I'm not an experienced knife-grinder.
This strop will make up for my weak point.




All my craft knives
turn out at the new strop. :)



2011년 4월 25일 월요일

The last cold snap


There is a wave of the last cold snap,
and a strong wind.
But we should transplant
a seeling today.




And then I widen a path through a forest.
My wife transplants some
wild flower to garden.




She needs a few shade plants.
The plants that are cultivated for market
do not have sufficient sorts
in shade plants.



Azalea flowers are
in full bloom at my backyard.
I don't sow seeds in vegetable
garden for a cold snap.



I wonder what is
the concrete construction
nearby my house.




It is a dugout.
It can accommodate about 10 people.




Big larch tree weeps resin.
I'll sap.



Exploiting larch resin,
I will make some tar adhesives,
and firing material.



2011년 4월 22일 금요일

Most suitable water bottle for camping?


I find out a US army collapsible canteen
at my deposit.
I think it has potentialities for
bushcraft mode camping. :)




olive-drab.com :
The hot, wet, jungle conditions in the Vietnam War
generated requirements for new equipment.
One example was the five quart canteen
that was produced starting in 1968.
It served as a large capacity canteen
or could be inflated with air for use as a flotation device.




Its five quart(=4.73 liter) capacity is most
suitable for my one night's lodging.




But, I want to add a tap(faucet) to it.
So I make a tap.




Camelbak's hydrolock part
and urethane pipe.
The tap thrusts in the nozzle
of canteeen.




The bottle hangs up upside down,
it is convenient to pour water.




I have read 'Guns, Germs, and Steel(1998)'
written by Jared Diamond.
In the process of making tools,
I experience the human progress personally.






2011년 4월 20일 수요일

Fire start kit finished


I get a steel cigar box
that is suitable for fire kit.




I burn its paint to ashes
for looking like a antique object.




In the meantime, I remodel
a ferro rod handle,
near by my vegitable garden.




Fire kit is finished.
Striker, pyrite stone, ferro rod,
charclothe, charrope,
linen thread, fat wood.




Paint ashes is wiped out
with steel scourer.
I content myself with
my vintage look fire kit. :)




2011년 4월 14일 목요일

Dead hedge making


The seedtime draws near,
I worry about that
my puppy will dig up the soil.
I decide to make dead hedge.




I drive in some stakes,
and wind arrowroot vines on that.
Because it is a first attempt,
it is far from completeness.




Harmful beast and
man's struggle for his life!  :)




In a moment, my wife sows flower seed;
sunflower, china aster.




I make bush sticks too.
In South Korea, hickory won't grow,
thus I make that 'sansuyu(Cornus
officinalis)'.




2011년 4월 11일 월요일

Two mountain ridge tracking


(All iPhone4's photo)

Sunday morning opens our tracking
of two mountain ridge.
It is far 12km from my house.





There are the biggest monstrous pylons,
for 765,000 voltage.


 


The lower part of pylon.
Electricity dos'nt connected to
this grid yet.




Two friends, my wife and me
should go over the ridge.
Fortunately, an intermitted rain
is stopped.

 



Catkins of willow comes
into full bloom.
It was exceptionally cold
last winter.





I discovered the root of azalea
that rooted up before.




Korean's home made instant food 'Gimbap':
rice rolled in dried laver
with ingredients in the center.






I boil water for hot tea,
by Transia Solo cookset.

 



In the afternoon, a strong wind
brings coldness.
The red flag is a sign of army
training camp.



MY wife is at the head and
approaches to the heliport.



An altar for sacrifice of shamanism.
A handful of people rely
on this primitive religion.



Some plents start to sprout
under neath of fallen leaves.



We arrive at our destination.
'Sansuyu(Cornus officinalis)' flowers
are in full bloom there.



My friends rest themselves,
behind the old sansuyu tree.



Tadpoles are hatched out
in rice paddy.
I wish their wellbeing
with little wild flowers. :)