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First Harvest

Spring is here, despite the fact that there was snow on the ground when we woke up this morning! After Sunday Brunch today, we took a walk in the woods to check on the waking up process.

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There is still a LOT of water running down our hillside.

 

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The ground is damp enough to host some really lovely skunk cabbages!

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We found several large patches of Stinging Nettles, and with gloves and a bag, everyone was able to take home enough for dinner. So, our first harvest on this land required almost no effort on our part! And, since we took only the tips of the nettles, we should be able to revisit them at least once more time, since clipping the tips makes the plant bushier and creates more delicious tips for next time.

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Nettles, sauteed with garlic and mushrooms, yum!