A Dandelion Celebration

Puffball
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 past, but alas, I wanted very much to share the marvels of new spring growth. So, I rekindled this blog post and refreshed it.  It takes some serious waiting and fidgeting but indeed the heralders of the changing seasons will unfurl their buds, burst up new shoots and unveil those long-awaited-for Spring greens.  [Read more…]

Stinging Nettles SCORE!

Stinging Nettle Soup….so intensely delicious

My kitchen counter is 100% green with my catch of the day: Stinging Nettle. Had to drive to Tennessee to harvest it but I was out that way for other reasons so I took advantage of the opportunity to get me some Nettle.

Simply amazing how much there was to be had. All started from a single row of Urtica seedlings, 20 years ago or so…. [Read more…]