Yes, finally! We now have Oregon grape gracing our wild salads and it has been SO missed! This week, we began bringing home chokecherry, a month later than it's supposed to show up. In fact, many trees still haven't ripened yet. We have two strains of chokecherry in the valley, picked one strain for the … Continue reading Berry Season Has Arrived! Finally!
I sit here tonight drinking a test cup of nettle, dandelion, chokecherry leaves, semi-crushed dried berries and stems, and homegrown mint leaves and stems. I mixed one part dandelion to two parts of everything else more or less, and one part mint roughly. The resulting tea had a very grassy taste with a decidedly nettle … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 6: Processing Continued. . .
The wild adventures continue! This past week, my daughter and I brought home quite a bit more chokecherry than we'd originally planned! The original plan was to get nettle, and it took several days even before THAT came home. But the day we intended to get nettle, we realized a huge stand of chokecherries in … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 5: Chokecherry Escapades!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go out onto Crown Land and gather as much salad material as you can before the clock runs out! Should you be late, your vehicle will be impounded for 9 hours. Your only tool is a small shovel. You are given five bags, one each … Continue reading Speed Foraging! Video-game Style!