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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time changes all things

Life in general and times have changed a lot since I was a child. And its really not been that long ago. I remember growing up here on the farm and in spring we would go out and pick wild greens that mom would cook. We alas picked blackberries, huckleberries, wild strawberries and other things too numerous to mention. I have often wondered why people don't do those things any more. I remember helping mom pick the wild greens but for the life of me I am not sure I could safely do it now. I think that is one of the things I want to learn and document this spring. I know my friend Rosie knows about these things and the benefits of each of them. Maybe I will make a day when she has time, that might be a laugh, and go visit her with camera and note pad and pick some wild greens and identify them. I think it would be good to pass that kind of knowledge along to the younger generation. I guess what made me think of this was a news item I found today, the food trends for 2011. One of the trends will be foraging for food. People do some foraging now and to them the foods are a delicacy. When I was growing up if you foraged for wild greens people looked down on you like it was a sign that you were too poor to have food. Little did they know back then that it would come back.  So I thought I would share this  with you so you can be in the know on food trends for the coming year. Yeah right, like we care about trends.

So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



The Apple Pie Gal said...

Isn't it funny, that "Trendy" makes it seem 'new'. And they think they are so smart!

small farm girl said...

When you do take those pictures of the greens and such, don't forget to pass on the knowledge. hehehehe

stella said...

Hi yall , i agree they think they are smart with all the foraging when we have known how to do that for years. I will most definetly post pics and uses and such when I get around to doing that lil project. I am sure there are books out there that tell you what all the different plants are and how to idnetify them, but all the ones I have looked thru jus confuse the heck out o me. So by golly I will jus do my own lol