Peripatetic philomaths…focusing on what's really important, eating ethically and cleanly, fermenting, foraging/wildcrafting, practicing herbalism, and being responsible stewards of our land. Sharing our photos, musings, and learnings. Still seeking our tribe.
Making food and drink from edible wild-growing plants is truly a gift that brings us closer to the land and its bounty. It illustrates, in a very practical way, the benefits of not using chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers): we don’t have to worry about what’s been sprayed on our property…because nothing has been. And that means I can collect the frilly white flower heads of wild-growing Queen Anne’s Lace for jelly and know that I’m getting exactly what I think I am and nothing extra.
The daylilies are looking like they’re nearly finished for the season, but I have several bottles of gorgeous wine (Daylily Wine #1 and Daylily Wine #2) to remind me of their early summer beauty. Curious about this wine? Read on!
It was a misty morning, with humidity so thick that you could actually see it in the low-hanging fog. The grass was soaking wet with dew – and because of the high humidity, so were we…but there were chores to be done, and many interesting things to be seen!
This really is the “blooming” time of year here on the farm, and a new rose-like bramble has put forth lovely, freewheeling pink blossoms. The bees seem to be enamored of the new flowers, and were busily buzzing among them, pollen hanging like saddlebags from their legs. The bumblebees, in particular, couldn’t seem to leave these blushing blooms alone! Continue reading “Precious Pollinators: Busy Bees And Pink Petals”→