Monday 15 June 2020

Homemaking Mondays: Forest Foraging

Today I'd like to share with you 
some of the fun I had with my younger daughter. 
We went out with a basket to pick a few spruce tips.
They are so beautiful and new right now. 

We picked a few that we are going to dry for tea.
I just have them laid out on a piece of screen 
and will turn them periodically.
Then I also added  a few to some honey to see how that tastes. 
Some make syrup with them - some use them in smoothies. 
I find I use them most just for a nice cup of tea. 

While we were out I also found a sweet little patch of 
fireweed growing. 
I picked a few to enjoy for lunch.
When picked small they are mild and tender. 
They are very nutritious and a great addition to your diet if possible.

Later this summer I hope to pick some of the mature leaves 
to make into a tea. 
So healthy and free! 
The Lord God created all these things for us!
It is great to be able to go out into the forest and forage.
The food out there is not just for the animals.

While we were out, the mosquitos were also hungry. 
Long skirts and long sleeves help to keep them
from driving you crazy!  
My daughter took this picture of me.

Also with harvesting wild foods...
it is so important to only take some from here 
and some from there.
Then the plants can still flourish. 

Praying your day is lovely! 
Thanks so much for dropping by. 
It is great to hear from you to...I cherish your comments. 
With all the talk of tea...
I think I'll go put the kettle on.

Love and Prayers,


Sister in the Mid-west said...

Neat! I have never tried spruce tips. I am missing my herbs from our old house. I need to be harvesting mint and lavender for next winter.

mamasmercantile said...

I have never tried spruce tips. I like to grow all my own herbs, my lack of knowledge when foraging holds me back.

Linda said...

I'm new to your blog and felt a quiet peace here :) I also enjoy using herbs but have not really foraged much for them, using them more just from our garden. Blessings to you ~ Linda

Margie said...

How did the herbal teas turn out?