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    Default Betcha my root's bigger than yours.

    Not something that I would usually brag about but, check out the size of this Dandelion root. I just pulled out of the yard. It's over 2' long! I challange anyone to beat this.
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    Default Your is bigger, but this one is close

    I think your right.
    maybe I shoulda let it grow another year
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    ha ha ha...And here I was thinking...

    Chop that root up, dry it, add some raspberry leaves and make tea. Good for digestion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Grandma View Post
    ha ha ha...And here I was thinking...

    Chop that root up, dry it, add some raspberry leaves and make tea. Good for digestion!
    Grandma Lori
    I'd heard that before about the roots... do you dry the raspberry leaves also..???

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    The roots can also be used as a coffee substitute.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    Generally I do dry the raspberry leaves as well. But they are good just crumbled up with a couple of berries, or rose, clover or fireweed flowers (or the dandilion flower) for a quick brew in the summertime.
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    Didn't put a tape on it, but I'm guessing it's a contender!! He came running up to me and said "Dad, check this out!!" I was instantly reminded of this and said, "Hey, you might beat that guy online!". HAHA!!!




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    Wow, that's definitely a contender. What is that?

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    It was a fireweed....

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