A Dandelion Celebration

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…]

Digging Spring Roots

Skipper and I cleaning roots

Today, being the 4th quarter of the moon, it is best not to plant veggies in my garden so I spent my morning digging roots with my 19 year old son, Justin. We went over to the llama farm and dug up the following roots: Japanese Knotweed – Polygonum cuspidatum, Solomon Seal – Polygonatum spp, Purple Trillium- Trillium erectum.

Back home I dug up Pokeweed root – Phytolacca americana, Blackberry – Rubus laciniatus and Evening Primrose – Oenothera spp roots. All is cleaned and sitting on my counter waiting for my second wind to chop them. [Read more…]