Reishi! I have never seen this many, or this big, or this many this big! #ganodermatsugae #ganoderma #reishi
Happy Summer Solstice! The days are long and the light continues to flicker as the short bit of darkness moves in! And then the giant beetle flies stupidly into my head, moving me in!
A reminder of how important it is to know the area before foraging. This place has an abundance of edibles and medicinals, that I'm sad to have to pass up. This sign only needs to be up for 3 days, but there is a sign at the entrance informing of the project to eliminate invasives. Always keep your eyes open and talk to people, spend time and get to know the location and surroundings.
Herb's out of the bag. Smiling Earth Elixirs has gotten loose. We now have our same flavors available as loose leaf teas! And shipping is free!
First strawberries of the year! At least that a chicken didn't find first. Mushroom man better get home soon because I don't know how long this one can sit on the counter! #localstrawberrys #berryseason #smilingearthfarm
A new moon welcome to our new plants! Lemon verbena in a large pot with hopes of it being a perennial in the greenhouse, white sage and stevia, a viny treat for our hummie friends, comfrey companion to strawberries, wood betony who I've wanted a long time, elderberry and blackberry behind her, and little miss figgy. Here's to happy flowers, fruits, leaves and roots!
Looks like we have plenty to do on the upcoming rainy days! #leeks #potatoleeksoup #leeksandmushrooms #friedleeks #leeksfordays
Found a bunch on our treasure hunt today. I may have found more than the mushroom man, but who's counting?! #mushroomhunting #morchella #njmyco #njmycologicalassn
Everything about Schisandra makes me happy! This vine is quickly giving my porch privacy and the wonderful smell of what I'll describe to be citrus blossoms and jasmine combined. Each little flower will produce a grape-like bunch of little berries that will slowly turn from green to red by Sept. It's a long wait for these berries, but the scent wafting through my front door is medicine of it's own kind! #schisandra #smellisintoxicating #wuweizi #fiveflavoredfruit
I planted these carrots last fall with the greatest intention of creating some sort of row cover/hot box over them so we could have carrots all winter. Well, that didn't quite work as planned. But boy do we have a feast of early baby carrots now! If I'd left them in they would've gone to seed, leading to serious carrot chaos.