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I am Dreaming of Spring

I know most folks dream of Spring in the Winter months, but many seeds are collected in late summer and fall. What I collect now determines what diversity is added by me to my food forest next Spring. 244 more words

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Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens)

Sweet. At my local Home Depot I found Mahonia repens on sale. I picked out three of them. I was delighted to find a New Mexico native there! 242 more words

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Fruit of Nannyberry will be ripening soon

So, what’s a Nannyberry?

This native shrub is found throughout the area, typically in open areas with rich moist soils. Read more about Nannyberry from a sample page from one of my wildflowers guides. 249 more words

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

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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. 811 more words

Fungi, Fungi, and more Fungi!

The Chanterelles, Oysters, and Puffball Mushrooms are all coming out in droves with the cooler weather here in Northern Michigan.  Thank GOD!  We love mushrooms, they are so delicious.   824 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