nettle picking this year

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Last month we went to pick nettles to our usual spot. It was a nice day this time. I wrote about our harvest last year here and the time before that also here.

DSC_0044-small DSC_0042-small DSC_0043-smallIt had been raining, but that day was not.  We grabbed our boots, our coats, some bags and gloves and off we went.  A tradition of sorts, to welcome spring.

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We found what we were looking for, and we have our shelves stocked for the year.  Once at home, I washed it, blanched it and froze it in ice cube trays for future use.  The rest we dried them outside in screens.  I wrote how I keep the nettle in a post last year.

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It was a fun day outside.

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Look at that sky… the beautiful clouds up there accumulating, rolling over us.  Grays, white, blacks, silver.  What a sight.  I do love the changes in the colors throughout the seasons, and how green everything is here thanks to all the water that surrounds us and covers us for many months of the year.

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I feel lucky we can be here.  Enjoying all this nature and its gifts.

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Being able to raise our kids enjoying all of this.

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This day, nettle picking, a tradition we enjoy at the moment, and remember as we sip our nettle tea all year long.  I feel so lucky.

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6 Responses to nettle picking this year

  1. Glendie says:

    Looks like a GREAT time again this year, and brought back wonderful memories of other years. Think I’ll go have a cup of nettle tea!!!

  2. Katie says:

    Wonderful beach shots.

  3. Katie says:

    Oh, and the new header is very pretty.

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