Sunday, May 27, 2012

The baddest blogger of them all…..+ fiddleheads

 

Just because I haven’t been blogging much doesn’t mean I’m not taking pictures.  I have good excuses: kids birthdays, homeschooling, attempting to maintain 2 homes, a good trilogy that has me sucked in.  LOL!  Any how… about a month a go I took the kids and their cousins on our yearly fiddle-heading expedition.

In previous years we have gathered as many fiddleheads as we could in effort to stock up.   This year we went out just to get enough greens for a couple of meals.  I think foraging is an important skill for the kids to learn and participate in.  In addition,  the experience of going out every year makes for a good time and memories they will cherish later in life.  If you have any interest in looking back here is the post I did in2010 and 2011 on fiddleheading.

The greenhouse has been plentiful providing us with many salad greens, radish, swiss chard, bok choy (Maine Man’s favorite), spinach, and most recently broccoli.

On a final note I want to take a moment and THANK all of the people who take the time and leave me a quick comment on blogspot or over at Bangor Daily News, the people I run into in my community that make it a point say something nice about my blog.  Kinda funny… even MM has been recognized at work as “the guy on Achorn Farm”.  Also to my 350 followers here on blog spot and the 200-300 hits per day over here and over at BDN.  This THANK YOU is long over due!  Thanks for sticking with me and my absences.  If it wasn’t for you I would have retired as a blogger in this busy point in our life.

Love & Peace to you all!

8 comments:

goatpod2 said...

How fun and nice pictures!

Amy

Sonja said...

I agree about the enjoyment found in foraging and the importance of passing these skills on to your children. Do you forage for other edibles, too?

Sonja Twombly of http://lallybrochfarms.blogspot.com/

GreyWolf said...

Hunting, fishing, foraging and farming...they all seem to go together.

Country Girl said...

No Sonja, not really. I have friends that forage mushrooms, greens, and such. Next year the kids and may take a class as part of their homeschool.

Country Girl said...

GW, your right they all seem to go together quite nicely!

Sarah said...

which trilogy?????

Country Girl said...

Fifty Shades...then onto Hunger Games

Anonymous said...

Some of my fondest memories are of going out in the spring with my grandmother as she picked greens, or as she called them "cow cabbage". The grand kids ususally picked wild flowers. Just wish I would have paid more attention to what all she was picking....