Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today's Take 4/9/12

Hooray for the return of the sunshine!

*Dandelion Greens - 4 ounces
*Dandelion petals - 1 ounce
*Eggs - 21!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Today's Take 4/3/12

Scarlet and I did a little foraging in the yard today. Hooray for Spring!

I was actually a little disappointed with the number of dandelions that I was able to get. I was hoping for a lot more. I guess that this extended Winter has everything behind schedule, including the weeds.

We did, however, find a new patch of nettles growing on the south side of the property. I don't mind having to go and find my food in the woods, but there is definitely something to be said for being able to forage in your own yard!

As for what I'm going to do with these gathered greens, I'm going to use the dandy petals for wine, the greens for salad, and Bill will use the roots for home brewing. I'll also be splitting my nettle haul 50/50 with him, as dried nettles are apparently good for bittering a beer. Who'd have thought?

I had to cut my expedition to the back yard short today, but I plan to go grab up some more nettles tomorrow. You have to strike while the iron is hot! :)

*Dandelions (flowers, greens & roots) - 8 ounces
*Stinging Nettles - 8 ounces
*Eggs - 12