Thursday, September 9, 2010

Biking and Foraging

Biked my newly self-repaired bike over to Friendly Grove park today. R played with some friends for a while.As we were leaving she noticed red fruits in the small trees in the park. I thought I remembered one of the unschooling families we hang out with mention that they were edible cornelian cherries. So we foraged quite a number of them (most of the low-hanging fruit) and biked home. I checked google to be reasonably sure of what we have and am now cooking them up on the stove. I see jam and crumble in our future. And future trips (with a step ladder in tow). I find there is a special thrill in foraging.Recognizing beautiful valuable things in plain site no one else seems to see.

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