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Nettle Soup Recipes

  One of my favorite times of year; the on-set of spring.  Coming out of a long, dark and wet winter, practically with moss growing on our backs, us Pacific Northwesterners are always grateful for the first hints of spring.  Crocuses, daffodils, burgeoning buds, and the ever-so-delicious nettle.  In a …

Wild-Edible Identification Videos

The other day, while cruising blogs, (instead of working on my own :)), I stumbled upon an amazing, and free, resource… And I of course, have to share it with you! It is a series of You Tube videos, and if you are interested at all in learning more about …

Wild About Dandelion

It’s dandelion season!  One of the first pollen sources for foraging honey bees, I love and appreciate the dandelion. When I see my girls out gathering and stopping by the dandelions, returning to the hive legs loaded with pollen like 2 saddle bags, I know all is right in the …

Wildcrafting and Utilizing Nettles

Yesterday, Sweet Baby and I went about the woods wildcrafting nettles with a few other sweet mama/baby pairs.  It was a lovely Sunday afternoon in the PNW.  A bit misty, but not rainy, just moist enough to dampen the forest we (carefully) tromped through together, with baby tied to my …

Tenets of Wild-Crafting

 “The woods and fields are a table always spread.” ~Henry David Thoreau What was the poet and visionary talking about when he uttered those words?  Wildcrafting, my friends.  The wonderful world of wildcrafting. Wildcrafting is the gathering of herbs, plants and fungi from the wild.  It is the “gather” in …

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