It’s no secret: I’m an advocate for weeds. As soon as the first chickweed leaves are ready in the spring, I search for as many as I can greedily stuff into my mouth.
One of the last things we harvested on our farm each year is the hawthorn berry. It’s finally time to get our share before the birds take theirs.
Artillery fungus is causing a lot of problems for us this year. It’s an organism that breaks down wood and is commonly found across the United States, including in landscape mulch.
Mom once portrayed a mixed-blood Ojibwe-French lady called Susanne Bouche when working at the Minnesota Historical Society. One of the things Susanne did was gather wild plants for food and medicine. Mom loved that part!