Friday, March 23, 2012

Rain, rain, and more rain!!!

It has been raining buckets for four days now. It's my girls spring break, so they have taken this indoor time to read the Hunger Games trilogy. A few weeks ago Dave found some wild onion in the yard which got my brain spinning. After reading the Hunger Games book myself I was inspired to start foraging. First I researched and found an Oklahoma Cherokee indian recipe for wild onions and eggs. Then I remember the first homesteading book I read and how I wanted to make dandelion wine. A trip to the library and these are the two books I have so far. The Foxfire Book of Wine Making is hilarious. It's from the late 1980's, it is recipes and memories in the Appalachian tradition. The interviews are a hoot!!!! The process of wine making like the old timers seems simpler than what I have seen on you tube. I can't wait to give it a try! So tomorrow morning Dave and my little one are going fishing and mommy is off to forage the in-laws acreage! I am looking for dandelions and onions this time but in early summer I will go back and look for wild strawberries! I thought being stuck inside with all this rain had made me crazy! Maybe it did, but crazy could be fun ☺

1 comment:

  1. Well this brand of crazy sure sounds like fun! Never thought of making dandelion wine before. Please let us know how it turns out. Good luck foraging!