Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer
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How
Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its
Beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its
Being,

Otherwise,
We all remain

Too

Frightened

-Hafiz

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 Ways.com)

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

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.

3 comments:

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Love all your writing and family-nature adventures. After my own heart, but with one reservation...I've never eaten roadkill.

Yikes, but happy new year,

Sharon

zakris said...

Ha! Sharon, I was not completely at ease with the prospect either, but I knew the source and approximately when the deer was killed. The person who butchered it was experienced and confident. It tasted great and no one got sick.

Thanks for your support! Happy New Year to you, too.

Kris

firstways.com said...

Thanks so much for sharing my work with your readers! Great project you have. :-)

Keep It Wild,

Becky