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by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

Found more of that weird pod. I *think* what's happening is there's some kind of grainy seed or something inside, then these little fly things get in, eat it all, and lay eggs. It's the strangest thing...

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by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Get Your Wool?
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Where Do You Get Your Wool?

Oooh... that charcoal stuff does look great! What pattern are you using?
by Elleth
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: New fire striker from Odigan
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: New fire striker from Odigan

Now that is just fantastic - I love how well it suits your tinderbox to!
by Elleth
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 161
Views: 22683

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Oh that's just glorious!

.... no fall color for you yet Iodo? Or is it just that part of where you went is all pine and such?
by Elleth
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: More new stuff! Glove-Edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: More new stuff! Glove-Edition!

Wow! That's awesome - I love it!! You could probably answer this - I've the leather cut and dyed for a set of fingerless mitts - something in this direction - merf-fingerless-mitts.jpg http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3253 ... but I'm not certain about the stitching. I se...
by Elleth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dunedain Marriage Prospects
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Dunedain Marriage Prospects

I think it depends on where you are. If you're talking northern Dunedain of the Angle, then probably you're in a Dunedain settlement and probably you've married another remnant of the Dunedain people. The Dunedain of late Third Age Eriador strike me as a people very much aware that they're a dwindle...
by Elleth
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Horn of Gondor
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Horn of Gondor

Hunh. Well that was fun. Not what I was expecting though. I confess, from the kickstarter promo I thought there would be more "epic journey" and a great drama of trying to convince the Eorlingas. Instead it was ten minutes of swordfight with a handful of lines to either end. :? .. but abso...
by Elleth
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumble, grumble, gripe.
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Grumble, grumble, gripe.

This post wounds me right in the feels. :)

Dang he's good.
by Elleth
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Horn of Gondor
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Horn of Gondor

... just released


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVFtSUQm-jQ

Can't wait to watch it tonight after work. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New bow!
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: New bow!

Manv... if I break it, rest assured you guys will know. Certainly so far I cautiously recommend them. :mrgreen: Here it is compared to some other bows: a (c.1990's) fiberglass recurve, the cheap knockoff horsebow I've used for ages, and a Victorian-style English longbow. Thoughts: The yew bow is jus...
by Elleth
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New bow!
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: New bow!

... and finally got some pictures! Harper - the maker is user trinity_2025 on eBay. Surprisingly affordable! As much as I drooled over pictures from ravenbeak et al, I didn't feel right asking for something so big last Christmas. But the Trinity seller had a cheaper model we could afford. The size i...
by Elleth
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Today I learned a thing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Today I learned a thing...

Today I learned ANOTHER thing. As an aside - that's I think the secret to getting better in the woods. Always always be able to say at the end of even a short walk "here is a thing I did not know before, and now I do." Sometimes it'll be something small, even if you try you won't retain ev...
by Elleth
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

Well, this weekend I went for a walk with a foraging book I got some time back. Absolutely a worthwhile way to spend the afternoon! :mrgreen: merf-foraging-book.jpg I confirmed the berry-tree is "silverberry" also called autumn olive. From what wiki says, it's another invasive from Asia. N...
by Elleth
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we know of Eating Forks in Middle Earth?
Replies: 15
Views: 1010

Re: What do we know of Eating Forks in Middle Earth?

Cool - thank you!

You're right about the Pollington book: I've been getting his books as I could over the last couple years, and I have to say of all of them, that's the "if you can only have one..." volume.

Customs, food lore, artifacts... a little bit of everything!
by Elleth
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 161
Views: 22683

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

That looks like a grand time!

I especially like the rock wall. Do you know more of the story? Was it only a retaining wall against the hillside for the road? Or was something else there once?

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