Thursday, August 1, 2013
If you'd told me I would learn more about weeds than flowers or vegetables during my first five years of country life, it's more than likely I would have scoffed...loudly. I might have even rolled my eyes. But here I am, on the cusp of our fifth anniversary in this place and I'm completely digging the fact that each time I read about a wild edible or herb for medicinal purposes, that I say to myself, "Hey! That's growing in our yard." Sometimes there is a lot of it around and often times, just a sampling, but I also know that there is a treasure trove beyond the wild violets I harvested this spring in the seemingly, but not really, far woods behind us.
Where do the wild things grow you ask? Why, all around us.