March 2008

Treasure Beach Forum: ID-It?: March 2008
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By TBNet on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:16 am:

Can you ID where this picture was taken?
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By smiley on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:32 am:

This was taken in Greatbay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By pinky on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 04:19 pm:

That Picture was taken in Great Bay.I think the name of the pond is called long pond. And the flower is turning to pancakes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By TB Girl on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 02:59 pm:

In Great bay???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Canada on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 04:35 pm:

loks like Great Pond


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By HILL on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 03:04 pm:

GREAT BAY ACROSS THE STREET FROM ROBERT RICHIE HOME.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Marekei on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:35 am:

I think this could be in the bushes between sandy bank and frenchman, I have memories of walking there coming from school in the afternoon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By jadreamin on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 03:07 pm:

It is at the conner of Tides Reach Lane and the main road in Great Bay across from the Sea Crab.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By AL on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 12:39 pm:

Pen Pond in Great Bay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Sweetlips/Lynnette on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 12:50 pm:

Across from M&S Market?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Davis on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 05:37 pm:

i think it is the Great pond


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By maurhar on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 03:38 pm:

On the main road to Great Bay. Saw this and admired it consistently when we stayed at "The Blue Marlin Villa" over the christmas holidays. This is a pond and these lillies are plentiful in the pond. Very beautiful. .Am I right?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By L.M on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 07:47 pm:

This picture is taken out by Great Bay,the pond before you reaches Sea Crab.I think the name of the pond is Pen Pond.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By mashie on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 08:19 pm:

Some where in GreatBay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By shanea ford on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 08:54 pm:

this is pen pan in great bay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By MsRadBad on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 06:33 pm:

I think it's between M & D Grocery and Bobbit's Hair Salon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Pedro Peeps on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 09:06 pm:

This is a picture of Pen Pond in Great Bay with the pondcakes (Lotus)and Miss May Gilpin's sheep grazing nearby.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Totiana on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:29 am:

Are those pan cake plants? I miss cracking those nuts from school days. I know its one of the various ponds in the area but the sheep in the mix is throwing me off.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By shanea ford on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:44 am:

this is pen pan in great bay


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By hooked on TB on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 03:46 pm:

So easy(I think?!?!) road into Great Bay where sheep graze. I am always struck by it because I haven't seen sheep anywhere else in the area. Lots of goats but rarely sheep.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Canada on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 04:36 pm:

looks like Great Pond


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Rebecca on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 05:53 pm:

Pen Pond and pancakes is the correct answer! The last time I gathered pancake nuts was with Stuart and Shirley. What a great memory of the 3 of us trudging around in the mud to gather the nuts!

What is your memory of gathering pancake nuts?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By M \A on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:52 pm:

I as a little boy I remember getting out of my clothes to pick pancake and using the leaf to cover-up when getting out of the pond if any girls are waiting on the bank ,sometimes the older boys will hide your clothes and take away your pancakes ,good memories


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By cawaMd.,USA on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 03:54 am:

My memory of gathering the nuts is the smell of the green pods as you open them up for the nuts and picking up the dried ones from the dried mud. I remember as a student at Sandy Bank Primary we use to trade plums for pancakes with the kids from Great Bay. I've been to the pond behind the Smith's house in Great Bay or close to. Those are just some of my childhood memories I'll not trade for anything.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By alice on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 10:54 am:

Are these nuts edible? Are they pancakes or pondcakes. I tried Googling but couln't find it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Pedro Peeps on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 02:28 pm:

This is for Alice, try googling "Lotus". Yes they are edible.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Ce Ce on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 11:42 am:

I grew up in TB and cannot ever remember eating any such "nut". I do remember getting coco- plum from some of my school peers who lived in Great Bay.I am talking about the old one -room Sandy Bank School on the hill. You can see that is a long time ago because I'm now nearing sixty but, in saying that maybe some one can say if these nuts were around at that time.
They are lovely to look at.I love flowers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By alice on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 01:39 pm:

Thanks,googled again and came across various uses for these nuts(seeds):

1)Lotus Tea (For High Blood Pressure)
Description
The lotus nut is the seed of the lotus plant. These fat round nuts are found within the round seedpod, which as a flat top with large round holes in it. The nuts look rather like peanuts but have a brown skin.
Ingredients

12 - 15 lotus nuts
2 teaspoon of Mao Jian Green Tea
3 cups (850ml) of water
Instruction
Add lotus nuts and green tea into teapot.
Pour boiling water on to content.
Allow tea to stand for 6 minutes.
Pour tea into cup and allow to cool slightly before drinking.

2)Lotus nuts
Available dried or canned in syrup. If dried, they should be soaked for 24 hours before use.

3)Lotus leaves
Often used to wrap food before cooking, in the same way the West uses foil. The food is then usually steamed, the leaves imparting a special flavour to the food. The parcels are usually served whole and unwrapped at the table, the leaves being discarded afterwards

3)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_seed

4) can be popped like popcorn
Interesting!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Canada on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 03:30 pm:

Oh man those Pancake nuts use to hit the spot when you were so hungry and had nothing else to eat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Pedro Peeps on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 02:12 pm:

The following information on Pond cake was found on the google website . You may visit this site for more information and pictures.


" Nelumbo nucifera is known by a number of common names, including blue lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, and sacred water-lily. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Wild.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial, but if its seeds are preserved under favorable circumstances, they may remain viable for many years."





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Rebecca on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 09:54 pm:

Thanks for the great info Alice and Pedro Peeps. Popped like popcorn, eh? Looks like I might have to get my feet muddy and check it out!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By TB2 on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 01:44 pm:

Bless my sight, I am enjoying the memories. In as much as I loved them when I was a youth, I wouldn't dear venture into the ponds now. Too afraid of frogs that I messed with back then.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Rebecca on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 08:52 am:

Okay, so we could resist no longer. Nickell, Sheryl and I went pancake pickin' yesterday evening. What a great time! They really weren't ready yet, but we did manage to find a few.

pancakes

Of course, while Nickell and I were waste deep in the water, Sheryl was on the dry ground eating up all the pancakes we were finding!

pancakes2

The best laugh of the evening was when we were soaking wet walking back to the car and Nickell said, "My mother's gonna beat me when I get home!"

Oh those pancakes tasted goooooood! Can't wait til more are ready.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Frenchman girl on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 09:21 am:

Be careful alligators might be in the pond


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By TreasureB/England on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 09:43 am:

Location= Penpond Greatbay Behind Mr Myrie shop.
Water lillies= pondcakes is a discriptive name given to the fruit of the plant by the local people."Reason"The pod resemble a cake and of course it grows in a (pond) Small body of still water.I have been there and done it,gone in the pond,pick the fruit and eat it.It is only nice to eat when the fruit is mature and ripening.eat immediately because if left till tomorrow you will need a heavy duty crushing machine to crack it open,it dries that hard and fast. "OneLove".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Rebecca on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 10:11 am:

Yes Frenchman Girl, everyone was telling us about the crocodiles that may be in the pond. But we neva see none.

I promise to be careful and thanks for the warning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Frenchman girl on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 02:36 pm:

Remember seeing them in there as a child- stay safe keep those great pictures coming.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By nurse ratchet on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 03:15 pm:

›››By Frenchman girl on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 08:21 am:
Be careful alligators might be in the pond

Crocs was the 1st thing that crossed my mind. No way would I put my foot in the pond!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Denise on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 04:07 pm:

Has i can see the pancakes almost ready and everyone getting scare of crocs,but they not has aggressive has we think.Frist thing to do is to walk around the pond and notice if anything looks unusual .A croc always gose on the banking of the pond to sun or sleep and most time they gose back to the same spot so you will notice a impression of thier body in the mud.Aways take a pice of stick or wood you can use this has gaurd for your feet and if come face with a croc use it has a shield and step back slowley ,keeping your eyes on the croc .Never put your hand down in the water to a croc it will appear has a fish (thier favorite dish).Croc watching is amazing ,next time one in the area go visit its even better then going up the river you can watch they hunt thier food ,playing tricks on birds thats the fun part of watching them,they too are scare of human.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By kacey on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 02:53 pm:

i think it's pen pond in great bay before you reach andrews house


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By native on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 04:35 pm:

Long to crack a few of those pancakes from right there at Penpan.

How about those ducks that used be hunted in that pond and others in the surroundig area? Are they still around ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By vpr on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 10:06 pm:

i as a Sandy Bank school student remember also swapping with the greatbay kids coco plum for pencils also pancakes. I think the picture was taken at great pond


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By long time student on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 05:34 pm:

i remembered we great bay kids would swap pancake for julie plum from the billys bay kids and beacon


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By plumplum on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Long time student, did you mean coolie plum ? I have heard of June plum but not julie plum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By GREATBAY on Sunday, April 06, 2008 - 06:20 pm:

REBBECA BE CAREFULL THERES A BIG CROCK IN THE POND I SAW HIM MYSELF AND I DONT GO BACK IN THERE


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By older student on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 01:39 pm:

yea, coolie plum not julie plum or maybe june plum which?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By Denise on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 09:18 am:

I think long time student intented to say collie or coco plum ,but had julie mango on mine .OH BOY mango time one of my favorite time for vacation.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message››By tomandjeanie on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 01:14 pm:

Reading this was wonderfull and delicious and enticing. I had to laugh at Rebecca's last entry! (I'm sorry) We love you guys!!! Jeanie and Tom