Oh summer is here, and the gathering has begun! I feel so lucky to be a part of a family that loves gathering as much as I do (at least my husband does, baby is happy to be carried along wherever we are, especially if we are outside, such a great little guy!!)
As the garden comes into it’s own and we wait patiently for it’s gifts, we look out into the wild for summer fare.
This little excursion was in search of Cota, a wild herb used traditionally in these parts forever for stomach ails and kidney support….a couple of years ago we found an amazing spot and harvested on the summer solstice.
This year everything appears to be a little early, so we went in search…unfortunately the meadow got bulldozed and a horse was happily reigning over the spot…with not one Cota plant under foot….Luckily we still have some from that year!!
This time we did come across an amazing Alfalfa stand
And got to take a dunk in the old Rio Grande.
Just down the road we found Mulberries falling from the trees!!Mmmm.
Oh how beautiful
And right across the street these ancient gifts..
And on the way home, we found the wild cherry stands, once I pick all ours, I will be back!! Grandpa is now our neighbor and makes a mean pie!! Looking forward to that family gathering as well!!