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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

I visited Margy and received a half dozen small Purslane plants. A shame they are annuals, but I am committed to flowèrs and reseeding.  Purslane is believed to be a Eurasian import; however, 5000 yr old seeds have been found at archaological sites so it may be a native.   223 more words

Food Forest

Wild Mushrooms! Foraging and Preparing Dinner in Western Maine

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting friends in Western Maine. The weather was beautiful- warm, a bit humid with a bit of a breeze, but comfortable to sleep outside in the open air. 806 more words

Magical Elderberries

“Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.” -French Guy in Castle, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

For a long time, that was about all the exposure I had to elderberries. 873 more words


Make the most of your herb garden, and save on Christmas gifts!

Having a steady supply of herbs through the summer is always a treat for anyone who likes to cook- and you don’t need much space to grow a good supply! 488 more words


Wild Apple and Rose Geranium Jelly

Although our crab apples are not doing well this year, we do have one wild apple tree which is doing fine. You probably know the kind of apple I am talking about, the ones no one wants to pick, much less eat. 475 more words


The BULL about Bull Thistle

Bull Thistle, that prickly, pokey, spiny plant that hurts to even think about touching.  We did though.  We touched it a lot.  We got poked, ALOT!   471 more words


Wildflower Wednesday 13

Last week, if you remember, we found a new type of clover. It was hard to see the details in the more artsy photo Elizabeth took, so I asked her if she would take one to help you identify the Rabbit-foot Clover if you were ever to run across it yourself. 1,083 more words

On The Campbell 'Estate'