Tuesday, November 27, 2012

solanum elaeagnifolium













Spliced all the butts on the purlin lengths today.  360 screws.  Got to digging for info about a plant Bonnie Cain told me about last week (silverleaf nightshade)...I have a few growing out here.  She said the berries can be used as rennet to make cheese.  I have found lots of references to it but not a definitive recipe.  Anybody out there ever tried making asadero cheese using this otherwise toxic plant?  54,68,41,0,B,0

11 comments:

Allen Hare said...

I've never seen this building technique before. Looks like it will stabilize the whole roof. I learned something today.

Dale said...

If this plant has any relationship to datura you may be in for the trip of your life. Study it well and be careful.

mohave rat said...
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mohave rat said...

http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=8683 try cutting and pasting this.

liteluvr said...

I've seen these from time to time, but never knew what they were. Here's something I found via Google, which points to a book that has some intel... So, I googled for the book and found this:
http://www.abebooks.com/Ethnobiological-Studies-American-Southwest-Aboriginal-Utilization/2833224687/bd
Looks like it's out of print, but these guys have one available.

D. B. Day IV said...

What cost more? Ben's pole barn or your hut?

Scuba Steve said...

I'm all for a good time, but man!

"No other psychoactive substance has received as many severely negative recreational experience reports as has Datura. The overwhelming majority of those who describe their use of Datura find their experiences extremely unpleasant both mentally and physically and often physically dangerous"

K1MGY said...

>>Anybody out there ever tried making asadero cheese using this otherwise toxic plant?

A lack of answers might be telling :)

I'd stick with the greenhouse.

Off Grid Wannabe said...

Try this site: http://elpasonaturally.blogspot.com/2009/01/silverleaf-nightshade-and-cheese-making.html

mohave rat said...

maybe you can dry it out and smoke it. I'm just saying. the rat

edlfrey said...

You might get some information from this site:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02468.x/abstract