Spring has finally sprung in the Okanagan after a long cold winter that lasted through to the end of March. It took awhile for the plants to get going as a result, but once they did, this household made a major surprise discovery! Last November, we had to move yet again, for the second time … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 8: A new foraging season has begun!
So far in our research and taste-testing, we pretty much have the makings of a spinach salad replacement figured out. Everyone has taste-tested Dandelion leaves, Dandelion flowers, chickweed, plantain, and purslane. Based on the research I've been putting into these plants and creating a spreadsheet to compare nutritional value, uses, and medicinal value, it will … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 2 – Taste-tests as the Research Continues
It all started innocently enough. . . my daughter's horse comes down with rain-rot on occasion and unless we want to pump her full of dewormer constantly, we had to come up with alternative methods to kill the fungal infection. Last year we had some success directly applying in alternating turns, tea tree oil and … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 1 – Edible Weeds!