As spring approaches fast we better clear our backlog of winter adventures - although, would anybody really notice if we wear winter clothes in June in a story located in Scotland? Anyway - back to the story ... about trying to catch some razor clams in February!
Articles tagged with: Foraging
August is always much anticipated in our family because blaeberries (aka bilberries) are usually ready for picking by now. We have included Corwin into foraging ever since he just started walking.
We’ve passed Edzell Castle many times en-route to Glenesk, scene of our (many) epic adventures and disasters. Despite the pull of Queen’s Well, Loch Lee, Rapunzel’s Castle (Invermark) and Mount Keen, Midi flat-out refuses now to go anywhere near Glenesk.
How do you discover new places to explore? Word of mouth? Websites? Tourist info? Up till now, Jon and I normally pored over OS maps, looking for interesting features. We have a new method...
Having been inspired by all the posts about foraging, we decided to give it a go ourselves. Conveniently, the little-used “secret lane” had loads of blackberries (couldn’t possibly disclose the location – well, I could, but then I’d have to kill you) so off we went one sunny Sunday in September and took the lane by storm.
As the year goes on we always anxiously watch our Rowan trees to figure out if it will be a good year for rowan harvesting and thus creating a jelly flood!
One of the most treasured wild products of our woodland croft are chanterelles. They grow in abundance not far from our house, so between July and September one of our favourite activities is to hunt for the little golden treasures.
This is one of our local places where we go if we need a bit of fresh air, peace and a place to burn off some energy. Mardley Heath nature reserve is just north of Welwyn in Hertfordshire. It’s hard to believe that parts of these woods are metres away from the A1.