Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot

Wild Edible Plants

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This is the first of the wild edible plants that I discovered as an adult. The discovery was made by accident. I was pulling several of the plants up when I realized it smelled just like a carrot and the root looked very similar as well. As a result of that observation I was on to more research. I have always been a plant geek and had a desire to be constantly learning. The original post  that contains a full write up has been pinned more times than a hand me down dress pattern on Pinterest. Nothing else comes even close. There is so much to know about this plant. 


I guess you can tell I am starting to get comfortable recording videos and am letting my personality shine through. 

Remember this one has a toxic look a like that can kill you! Be careful. If it doesn't smell like a carrot leave it be. The correct plant have a lot of uses. I encourage you to save all of these. Start a foraging Pinterest board, I have been told you can download the videos, that is fine.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

wild edible and medicinal

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This is actually the first wild medicinal I was ever introduced to. I remember we were working with the bee hives and my gloves weren't taped up right. My grandfather only wore a hood and nothing else. I got a be up the sleeve of my shirt. Of course it stung me. My grandfather just pulled a leaf from this plant, chewed it a little and put it on the sting. The pain went away very quickly. We didn't know the real name of the plant and it took me a bit to find out what it was. We just called it the sting plant. I have since made sure that this plant is around. There are even people who have asked for seeds. This plant has so many benefits and uses it should be at the top of your list to know.

 

Two of our children actually got involved in the filming of this video. So many good times can be had outside learning about the plants that are around you all the time. I hope these videos will encourage you to do so, especially with your children. I am happy to say that all of my children know and have used this valuable plant. 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Dove's Foot Geranium





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Dove's Foot Geranium is another of the wild edible/medicinal plants that my grandfather introduced me to. He taught me about this one after I had gotten a little older, only he called is Crane's Bill. Luckily that is a fairly common name for this plant. I didn't realize how important this plant was to Europeans until I started doing research to record this video. Not very tasty, I have to admit, but the historic medicinal uses make it well worth knowing.

 

At this point I had learned that I had to have a disclaimer on every wild edible plant video. I guess you could say that I was getting more professional, I guess. This plant is considered by many to be invasive, but there are still people who plant it on purpose.

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