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It's "Try Not to Poison Your Family" Season!

Spring is here, and at my house that means it’s time to act like pioneers and forage for wild food. With each passing year, we get better at identifying what’s edible and what’s not, so my family’s chances of being poisoned are happily decreasing at a steady rate. 463 more words

Homestead

evident at the first glance

when n (eleven years old) unexpectedly starts in about going to his therapist on thursdays, (just as a side note to me) in the middle of when I was teaching him and the others about wild edibles. 284 more words

Eat the Weeds: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard: An Edible, Bitter Green

Dandelion, parsley, arugula, romaine, radicchio, endive are all delicious, bitter greens of springtime that make perfect addition to salads!  Why do bitter flavors matter?  656 more words

Foraging

Spring Greens

I wonder . . . when our ancestors spoke about spring greens, did they mean these?


No need to wait for your garden to come up when you have plantain, clover, dandelions, and heal all look alike: Purple Deadnettle – Lamium purpurem (also edible).   167 more words

About Michele

Spring Bee Hive Cleaning

We finally had a nice enough day for me to open up all my hives, go through each frame and tidy everything up. It took a good hour per hive, but was very informative! 642 more words

Bees

Spring Tonic Breakfast

Every spring I look forward to the emergence of wild edible greens like pokeweed (poke salat), curly dock and stinging nettle.

There was a time when fresh fruits and vegetables weren’t readily available in winter as they are now. 173 more words

Vegetarian

My Austin Garden In April

After an unseasonably warm winter, we’ve lucked out lately with some beautiful (not sweaty) weather lately. I’m doing my best to enjoy it while I can, and many of the plants are enjoying it as well. 1,245 more words

Gardening