This past weekend, we went foraging.
We had noticed the nettle was prime in some places, and for the looks in our calendar, our weekends are filling up. I really wanted to pick stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), because we are almost out from what we gathered last year, and as it turns out, we use it a lot.
The weather wasn’t really cooperating, but everyone was game, and we headed out. With rain boots, rain coats and hats. We needed to get out there that day or I knew we’d miss the chance for our winter stash.
Not only did it rain, but it hailed! And yes, we got soaked.
And we know, we made it just in time. The stinging nettle looked beautiful.