Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer

Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain




Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wild Ways

Sugary rhizomes of a licorice fern can be chewed as a gum when raw, boiled or steamed and used medicinally to treat a cold or sore throat. We'll be gathering some up on our next walk in the woods a half-mile from our house, where this fern grows like crazy. Thank you for the information, Wild Girl.
(photo and info from Rebecca Lerner/First

This blog has eye-opening talk from journalist Rebecca "Wild Girl" Lerner about getting more wild in surprising places:

Check out her experiments in living off the land in Portland, OR, on the web magazine Culture Change.

YouTube video of local news apprehending her wild ways. Listen for how impressed they were with her roadkill dinner. haha We're with you, Wild Girl! Last year we feasted on roadkill deer for Thanksgiving, and I was ever so grateful for it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bloom Day November 19, 2009

This photo of Frida with a small bouquet of current blossoms is the only picture I took. Credit for the rest goes to Rainer and Frida.


Neglected Brussels sprouts

Good view of the compost pile to the left, brambles, kitty in the raspberry patch.

Poppy and nicotiana

Bee on wild radish

Mexican sage

Dried elephant garlic flower head

Portrait of a kitty in blueberries and borage


California poppy

Anyone know this one?