RED = Materials,
BLUE = Link,
PURPLE = Method/Technique,
GREEN = Janka Hardness
Hello Global Tribe of PhyreKeepers (GTOP)!
03/07/2021 – Welcome to Phyre Dojo’s 43rd Phyre Phryday Vlog.
So, THIS IS REALLY LATE!
(NOTE: THE VIDEO HAS NO SOUND BECAUSE I SPED IT UP!)
On my way back from seeing a patient (because I am an Registered Nurse (RN)) in Paterson, NJ, there was an abandoned lot with a LOT of COMMON MULLEIN (Verbascum Thapsus) that had been left completely alone to grow, reproduce and die. Completely ignored! Till I came along! (Along with about 5 good GOLDENROD (Solidago Spp.) Stalks.
It had snowed as you can see in the first part of the video and it had JUST started drizzling rain. I really wish I had been better prepared. My Harvesting Stuff I had left at home and all I had on my was my folding pocketknife. But, I was NOT going to be stopped! I did have some Lawn Leaf Bags in the Jeep, which, if you don’t know, your vehicle WILL get very MESSY if you just throw your Harvesting into the back seats. The Lawn Leaf Bags help contain the debris and also help keep things from shifting around while your driving your Harvest back home.
Unfortunately, it was a whole month later that I could finally getting around to getting a count – 114 Stalks!!! I then, “defurred” the outer bark of the stalks with some 80 Grit Sandpaper (which by the end was pretty pitiful) and my gloves. I used my FAVORITE WOODWORKING KNIFE: the KIRIDASHI, to get rid of some left over branch ends and some root stocks. A few of these Stalks were really large. Like, over an inch in diameter large! I have, obviously EVERY SIZE Spindle necessary for EVERY & ANY Drill/Axis Method!
Again, MULLEINs (Verbascum Spp) give me a DERMATITIS wherever is dust falls on my skin. After you see me bring the Lawn Leaf Bag of 114 “Defurred” COMMON MULLEIN (Verbascum Thapsus) back inside and turned off the camera, I can tell you the only things I did was immediately thrown my clothes in the laundry and take a shower.