Made rosehip tea for the first time from my first ever rosehips. Foraged them from an overgrown series of massive brambles that had completely taken over yards of an urban fence. Sweetened the tea with a bit of sugar and tried it hot before chilling it just to see which way I prefer. Both ways are great!
When you are doing this BB, note the second photo needs to have the harvested plant in a container or your hand with the remains of the plant that you harvested from behind the "harvest". This is the proof of harvest. Before I submit a BB, I look at other BBs that have been approved to make sure that I have not missed a step or misread the requirements. I also have the BB requirements as a part of the submission so I can check them off. Hope this helps.
Failure is a stepping stone to success. Failing is not quitting - Stopping trying is
Never retire every one thinks you have more time to help them - We have never been so busy
Fortunately, the rose bushes are still flowering, so I tried again today. Flowers were mostly up high and in a bit of a ditch, so I needed both hands (one for holding on, other for harvesting). I took pictures from a bit further away where there was some level ground--hopefully you can see where I pulled down the rose branch and removed some flowers!
Rose tea from rambling roses. Did a better job this time as the water needs to be warm but not too hot, or the delicate rose flavour gets destroyed. Yum!
I've been waiting for summer to start foraging for tea leaves, which I'm really excited for, but I realised that I could already forage for evergeen needles for tea in the winter. So I went out to get some pine needles, which we have everywhere around here.
I've found that trying to stick to the list exactly makes these BBs easier. The plants on the foraging lists have to be found near Paul's place in Montana (it is the Permaculture Experience according to Paul - PEP, after all!). I live in the UK and it means that some BBs are difficult for me to achieve but there is usually one or two species' that make sense.
If you think Mulberry falls into this category then go for it and suggest that it is added. Otherwise, perhaps this is a good opportunity to try foraging and eating (drinking!) some plants that are on the list - and you might not have thought to.
Small-holding, coppice and grassland management on a 16-acre site.
Can you really tell me that we aren't dealing with suspicious baked goods? And then there is this tiny ad: