Mary Fahnestock-Thomas

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Any particular thoughts? It looks like raw linseed oil mixed with beeswax is the best idea, but how does western red cedar hold up in Montana unfinished?
3 years ago
Hi, Heather. Yes indeed, so many people seem to be so disconnected from their environment, like my friend years ago who really didn't realize that there are other options for brownies than what comes in a box, and who was preparing a veg-and-dip tray and throwing away her broccoli stems because she had no idea they could be used for anything. One hopes the general consciousness is changing.

I'm kind of hoping for one of the books on edible weeds being given away this week but not because we don't have a number of such books already, beginning with Euell Gibbons's "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" and, most recently, a volume from the local library about edible weeds and such in western Canada. I was going to put together a list here but suspect I'd better get about my chores. The internet is a lovely tool for all of us.

Cheers
3 years ago
Did we all just get conned into thinking we have to go to a store and BUY greens and follow RECIPES? My husband and I have gotten to the point where we look at the ground almost anywhere -- in the yard, in the alley, on a hike, whatever -- and think YUM! DINNER!
3 years ago
Wow, thanks for making me aware of this. I'm definitely supporting and passing it on!
4 years ago
Barbara Greene, thank you so much for the link. I think I'm in love with Kevin Lee Jacobs
4 years ago
This is all really interesting but I'm wondering about relatively local sources for seedlings of perennial greens like sea kale and Good King Henry. Apparently they're not easy to germinate. Thoughts?
4 years ago
These guys are amazing! Thanks!
4 years ago
Wow! Thanks, Dave. Looks like a lot has changed just since last spring, when I first started looking into such things. You're right, it's a good time for adventurous gardening. All best with your own
4 years ago
Thanks, Su Ba. Hadn't found them before!
4 years ago
Hi, David,

I'm not quite sure how this works, but I hope I'm in the running for your book, which I didn't know about until this minute. A friend in the UK started talking about sea kale and other perennial veg, and I've read up a bit and not been able to find seeds in this country. Perhaps you can help me? So far we're very into dandelion greens and purslane mixed and cooked, maybe with something from the onion family and bacon fat, and we look forward to branching out.

Thanks for your work!
Mary Fahnestock-Thomas
Hamilton, MT
4 years ago