About Wild Blessings
I'm Holly and I live in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. My dog Skipper and I roam around these mountains to explore the beauty of God's creation and learn as much as we can about wild foods that are available to us for free. How can we do that, you ask? Check out my blog … [Read More...]
What gives milk And it’s children fly; Turns into a puff As time goes by; Named for the king of beasts Yet wears a cheerful face; Given to us in plenty By God’s good grace? (riddle by Heidi Kennedy) Spring is unfolding…finally. It took some serious waiting and figiding but indeed the heralders of the [...]
This is the time of year to be tapping Maples and Birches. Freezing temps at night and WARM days means the sap is running. One can hear the life surging behind the bark and the steady drip into the buckets fills my heart with gratitude. With Maple syrup prices soaring and my passion for it [...]
I have had many emails from Wild Blessings fans asking where my posts have disappeared to. The answer is FACEBOOK!
Tree eating is growing on me. Last year, I developed an appreciation for a variety of edible tree buds, leaves, fruits, nuts and even saps, but harvesting the inner bark to make flour just didn’t tempt me. Just not that hungry.
This week I had the privilege of manning a booth at the annual Samaritan’s Purse Health Fair. Vendors from various natural healing modalities, health food stores, anything health related…
October 11th, Holly Drake will be teaching on her favorite obsession, Wild Edible Plants…a Thursday evening from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by New Life Fellowship church (1197 Old Highway 421 South Boone, NC 28607). Learn how to reclaim these wonderful plants that have been valued for generations past for food and healing. We [...]