Marvelous Morel Hunt

This week was my first real morel hunt. A couple days ago I found one morel, just one but yesterday we found about 50! My friend Stephanie, fellow plant and wild foods geek like me, and I went on an afternoon hunt for morels. She had been looking before so she knew where to look … Continue Reading

Where To Forage & Wildcraft

This topic comes up quite a bit among people. Where do you forage? Where can you pick plants for medicine? How do you know it is safe? I hear all kinds of weird sayings, like “oh it is ok to pick by that road, just go 8 feet off the shoulder”, or 15 feet or … Continue Reading

Where To Forage & Wildcraft

This topic comes up quite a bit among people. Where do you forage? Where can you pick plants for medicine? How do you know it is safe? I hear all kinds of weird sayings, like “oh it is ok to pick by that road, just go 8 feet off the shoulder”, or 15 feet or … Continue Reading

What’s Growing in the Woods

It is so amazing to me that I have lived here for 24 years and there is always something new that pops up in the fields or in the woods or down by the creek. OK so the first 19 years I didn’t really care what was growing as long as there was grass for … Continue Reading

What's Growing in the Woods

It is so amazing to me that I have lived here for 24 years and there is always something new that pops up in the fields or in the woods or down by the creek. OK so the first 19 years I didn’t really care what was growing as long as there was grass for … Continue Reading

Harvesting Feverfew

So what is feverfew? Up until 4 years ago, I never heard of it! Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is used mainly for headaches – migraines to be more specific. I USED to get migraines, yep USED to until I stated taking feverfew capsules and have not had a migraine in years. It was probably the start … Continue Reading

So Many Cool Things…

The fall and winter were kind of dreary here and I don’t just mean weather dreary…life dreary if you know what I mean. Nobody really likes to complain, nobody wants to hear complaints but life can’t always be PERFECT! Stuff happens for a reason, I get that. There are times where you just feel like … Continue Reading

Dinner From Wild Foods

  Have you ever made a meal from wild foods? Spring is just starting to peek about in our neck of the woods and weeds are growing! The first lovely little flower and wild food to pop out is the dandelions of course. 🙂 Along with henbit, purple dead nettle, chickweed, yellow dock and mint. … Continue Reading

3rd Annual Ladies Homestead Retreat

A couple weeks ago, we had our 3rd Annual Ladies Homestead Retreat up at Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, Georgia. I look forward to this trip ALL YEAR LONG – seriously it is amazing! Our group of ladies in GA belong to the National Ladies Homestead Gathering, just went National this year and how exciting … Continue Reading

Herb Walk

This past weekend I went camping with the Lazy B Ladies Homestead Group and we had a blast as always! We camped on a beautiful 600 acre farm up in Carnesville, thanks to our good friend Lynn and her parents. On Sunday the group, led by Andrea’s brother, Butch took us on a learning adventure … Continue Reading