Beauty is all around us. We pass by things every day; sometimes we notice their beauty and sometimes we don’t. “Stop and smell” the flowers is a great concept, but do we do it? Most of the time, no. That goes for me, too — though I’m beginning to do it more. When walking my woods and meadow in search of food, I have found: a beautiful patch of fiddleheads, delicious high bush and low bush blueberries, a wild cranberry bog, spearmint berries and leaves, wild strawberries, violets, sedum, and nettles. What abundance! Foraging is a great way to get free food, and it’s a great way to become more intimately connected with where you live.
About Amy Ouellette
Amy, her husband and their two young daughters make their home on a New Hampshire homestead, where they raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a cow. She enjoys making glass beads, sewing, foraging, and knitting. Amy’s journey to a healthier, more sustainable, and enjoyable life began in 2002, and she’s excited to share what she’s learned here and on her blog What Did She Do Today.