The Botany of Common Milkweed

There is a patch in my garden that is designated especially for milkweed. I began doing this to feed the butterflies. The first year I did this I was stunned at the delightfully fragrance spewing from the flowers. Once I noticed those beautiful little flowers, they quickly became one of my very favorites! Common milkweedContinue reading “The Botany of Common Milkweed”

Extra Wild Rice with Chickweed, Nettle, & Violets

This salad makes a great side dish. It’s also wonderful on a bed of lettuce with your favorite dressing, or even rolled up in a wrap. Plus, it’s very easy to make. Go wild with this salad! Stinging Nettle Stinging nettle is like the wonder food. It’s so jam packed with nutrients and its effectsContinue reading “Extra Wild Rice with Chickweed, Nettle, & Violets”

How to Harvest and Crack Black Walnuts

Easy and detailed process to dry and crack black walnuts. Here we are 4-8 weeks later, ready to crack open our dried black walnuts. Once you get the hang of it its pretty easy to get the nut meat out. It’s all in the hammer technique.