I came across a large patch of nettles and harvested a few leaves. It was the perfect cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest for a cup of hot tea! I also added some turkey tail mushrooms I found, however, I didn't get photos of harvesting those.
Here is my submission for the Foraging - Sand - Make a Cup of Tea BB.
With over 100 acres to steward, and only about 5 acres fenced, there is a lot of land to forage. I found wild strawberry plants - some were flowering - to harvest for this BB. Flavorwise- I found the tea was very earthy when hot and mildly earthy when cool.
To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
- A picture of one of the plants in the wild
- A picture of the harvested goods with the remaining plant in the background
- A picture of the yummy tea in a cup
I collected dandelion and clover flowers and mulberries. I got the tea started and then realized that I had not met the requirement for at least a cup of foraged goodies so I foraged wood sorrel and added a cup of sorrel to the tea. It was a delicious combo.
I made a cup of tea from fireweed. To be honest, I didn't care much for it, but I'm still glad I got to try it.
“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G. K. Chesterton
Nettle patch harvested from outside the chicken coop on organic farm. Not harvested from roadside to avoid toxic gunk. Made tea. Wondering why Popeye ate spinach when nettles are so abundant, free and nutritional?