mostlyjudson asked:

I actually had a question about the grass. If one where to allow grass to go to seed, and collect that seed could they make flour from that seed?

It depends on the kind of grass, but the short answer is: yes. How laborious this is depends on how easy the seeds are to hull, if they stick to the stalk, and how large/numerous they are, but there are several species of wild or semi-domesticated cereals that can be processed like wheat.

It also depends on how willing you are to sit and grind seeds with a millstone.

Seeds can generally be processed this way into nutritious cakes, like bush bread.

You can also make flour from acorns and chestnuts, as well as yams, clover, arrowroot, mesquite pods, and some kinds of palm trunks. Eat the Weeds has a great article on wild flours, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In terms of edible grasses, Eat the Weeds also has a number of pieces on that topic, from a North American perspective: ‘Can we eat grass?‘ and ‘Crabgrass was king’ are a good start for learning more.

92 Truths

92 truths!
once tagged, you must write 92 truths about yourself and tag 20 other people (+ the person who tagged you). i was tagged by fandomplex (thank you for tagging. Always appreciated :)

What was your:

Last drink: orange juice
Last phone call: my absolutely wonderful grandma
Last text message: from group chat titled No Excuse u: pick up
Last song you listened to: Drown by bring me the horizon
Last time you cried: Last night. i finished watching haiku!! (MY BABIES!)

Have you ever:

Dated someone twice: nope
Been cheated on: no one to cheat on with
Kissed someone and regretted it: team haven’tbeenkissed
Lost someone special: yup
Been depressed: not sure
Been drunk and thrown up: nope. I ain’t brave enough to do that
List 3 favorite colors: red, black, gray

In the last year have you:

Made a new friend: yes
Fallen out of love: no
Laughed until you cried: yes
Met someone who changed you: totally
Found out who your true friends are: yes
Found someone was talking about you: no
Kissed anyone on your FB friends list: see “kissed someone and regretted it”


How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life: everyone who I’m friends with on FB are people that i know/knew irl
Do you have any pets: yes. two doggies!!
Do you want to change your name: kinda. i’ve always loved the name andy, but i’m fine with the name i have
What did you do for your last birthday: took all my friends to eat at a restaurant
What time did you wake up today: 8:30
What were you doing at midnight last night: having an existential crisis 
Name one thing you cannot wait for: FINALS TO FINALLY BE OVER
Last time you saw your mother: 10 minutes ago
What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: i want more time to actually live my life while I’m still young, i want to not stress everything and over exaggerate things, and also to not cry as much
What are you listening to right now: Sleepwalking by bring me the horizon
Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: indeed i have 
What’s getting on your nerves right now: FREAKING FINALS MAN
Most visited website: tumblr, youtube, fan fiction.net, hulu
Blood type: i don’t know
Nicknames: baby c
Relationship status: single but feel free to mingle
Zodiac sign: sagittarius
Pronouns: her, she, it.
Favourite TV shows: anime. that’s all i watch
College: don’t remind me. i’m still in denial about growing up
Hair colour: black
Long or short: medium. it’s not short, but it’s also not long
Height: 5′1
Do you have a crush on someone: not really crushes, but there are a lot of attractive guys out there
What do you like about yourself: i actually like who i am and how i look and i don’t want to change myself. i’m happy how i am. 
Tattoos: none. and i don’t think ill ever get one
Righty or lefty: Righty
First surgery: never had it
First piercing: Ears. ever since i was a little baby
First best friend: i don’t really have one. all my friends are my best friends
First sport you joined: taekwondo
First vacation: mexico 
First pair of trainers: uhhh, is instructor the same thing? if so, my color guard coaches are my first instructors 

Right now:

Eating: bagel with nutella (10/10 recommended)
Drinking: water
I’m about to: not stress myself about finals
Listening to: shadow moses by bring me the horizon
Waiting for: FINALS TO BE OVER
Want kids: totally! 2 or 3 would be nice
Get married: i would probably do it for my parents, like the ceremony and party and such for my parents because they love celebrating those things, but personally i would be happy whether i do get married or not
Career: *insert question mark*

Which is better:

Lips or eyes: Eyes 
Hugs or kisses: never been kissed so hugs are always appreciated
Shorter or taller: everyone is taller than me so taller
Older or younger: older, but if the guy is maybe a year or so younger than me, i won’t complain
Romantic or spontaneous: both?
Nice stomach or nice arms: ?! I don’t know?! Neither? Either? Both?
Sensitive or loud: either one is fine
Hook up or relationship: Relationship. i wouldn’t handle a hook up
Troublemaker or hesitant: Either is cute to me

Have you ever:

Kissed a stranger: still haven’t had first kiss
Drank hard liquor: nope
Lost glasses/contacts: fortunately, no
Sex on first date: give me my prude of the year award
Had your own heart broken: yes
Been arrested: i’m too scared of consequences to do anything bad
Turned someone down: no
Cried when someone died: no one has died on me
Fallen for a friend: sadly

Do you believe in:

Yourself: not really, no
Miracles: somewhat
Love at first sight: nah
Heaven: yah. i hope that i get to go there someday. 
Santa: yah
Kiss on the first date: eh
Angels: yah 

people I tag (no pressure. if you don’t want to do this, you don’t have to): rins-okumuras map-of-problematique ifwearecrystal-gems nanaser 2-ndchoice captain-fucking-levi causeofdeathmakoharufeels erengaayger tsukkiaf racyue yourstupidityastoundsme theoneandonlycrowley thefairyslayer i-the-fangirl themarkoftheprotagonist comiespringer bookfreakandfandomgeek cereal-fetish thestraightwhiteguy @beyondtheblueberry 

so honestly, half of the people i tagged, i’ve followed for sometime but i literally don’t know anything about them. I’m gonna take this opportunity to get to know you guys. I’m sure half of you won’t do this, but it’s worth a try