Scouting wild edible and medicinal plantsWe've been walking around the property a lot recently to scout which plants are up and might be of interest to folks who attend our plants workshop in mid-April. We found all of these yesterday! And in looking for morrels while walking, we found an interesting mushroom specimen. I think of chicken-of-the-woods (aka sulfer bracket or "wishi") as a fall fungus. It turns out that this paler sub-species, Laetiporus Cincinnatus, known as "pale chicken of the woods" is also edible when cooked, like the true sulfer bracket, or Laetiporus sulphureus! Bonus!
|checking on the health of the creek before harvesting watercress. Found cadys fly larvae - yay!|
|A farm meal all from what we harvested or wildcrafted! Fried white and sweet potatoes, salsa, scrambled eggs, cilantro, wild greens, and goat-mozzarella. That's what I'm talkin' about :)|