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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Wild forager of the month...

This month's wild food forager is definitely Eddie the Beagle. He early on worked out that he liked all manner of fruit and gobbled up any fruit coming into season and falling off trees such as cherries, peaches, plums, figs, pears. With apples he likes chasing after them first before eating them. If I eat and apple he impatiently jumps up and down until I throw down the core for him.

When the hazelnut came into season, he first waited patiently while I picked those seemingly useless things. Finally he decided to have a go himself, cracked them with his teeth and ate the nut inside, before he ever saw me doing it. Very clever dog!

Now the chestnuts are coming into season, although it looks like a disappointing year for them. Eddie quickly worked out that you could eat them too and has no trouble getting them peeled, except... when they still have the prickly outer shell around them...


video

In other news, Susan and Eddie are bonding well. This was on their shared birthday (well Eddie's halfth birthday...)



6 comments:

babette said...

she loves him!

Laura said...

Awww....
Our girls go nuts for apple cores too! The forest where we take them has tons of chestnuts - we need to get busy gathering. Sorry to hear it's not a good year for you guys on that front!

Ayak said...

I just knew Susan would end up loving Eddie...how could you resist him?

jann said...

I love Eddie the Beagle. He is yummy cute and reminds me of our English Pointer who met his maker last year. Thanks for posting the video! Precious.

Mr. H. said...

Tell Susan we wish her a very happy birthday.:) Eddy is so adorable, you will have to train him to be a truffle hound.:) I love that he will eat such a wide variety of foods...very healthy for him.

contadina said...

It seems only right you have a four-legged foraging friend :-) He's a lovely looking fella too. Belated auguri to Susan.