I’m one of those people who reads multiple books at a time, and you can bet that at least one title I’m working through is about herbalism or foraging. I just started Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal. It’s a beautifully photographed guide featuring tips for identification, a bit of folklore, and recipes. With the forest and hedges springing back to life, a book like this makes me very excited!
On Saturday I decided to do some scouting. I visited the forest and made offerings, then I observed, taking plenty of time to stop and soak up the sunniest spots as it was a very chilly, breezy day! Surprisingly, the trout lilies have yet to bud, and the red trillium has yet to make an appearance. Is it the chill in the air? The very wet start to the season?
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