Tuesday, August 11, 2009

getting outside

the weather is improving so we have been getting outside a lot more. we took a trip to the Audubon and saw this odd yellow slime/mushroom on the path. any thoughts pam? i haven't looked it up yet. i have been keeping up with my foraging and am delighted to report that yarrow, bee balm and clover all taste very good. i have some goldenrod drying at the moment. it is supposed to taste like anise.

here we are taking a swim a macworth island. it is a nice calm beach with small numbers of people and not a lot of wave activity, perfect for little guys learning to enjoy the ocean.

and back to Audubon to catch frogs and poly wogs in the pond. eliot can spot bullfrogs with amazing speed and accuracy. here's hoping his vision stays better than mine!

big news for kevin, he has been accepted to the nursing program early! it has meant major hustle on our part to get our lives squared away for him to start in 3 weeks. i am starting to interview nannies to look after eliot a few days a week during the overlap times. wish me luck!


Heather L. said...

I can't remember if I already asked you -- are there any books, or helpful websites, etc. on foraging? Your interest has made me think there is. I guess I'm sort of a passive forager (mostly with berries) but I would love to learn more.

I hope you find a good nanny! That's exciting about the nursing program. My mom is going to go to school this fall to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. It's not much, but hopefully it will help her get a better paying job.

Kirsten Valentine Cadieux said...

Good luck!! How exciting - big hugs to Kev (and you). Pete gave me 'Stalking the Wild Asparagus' (foraging book), but I have to admit I haven't yet read it. (Although we had a puff ball from our yard tonight, which was quite tasty. And we eat a lot of purslane and sorrel that grow as weeds in our garden.)

I just noticed (but forgot to copy) that my mother in law's copy of the Joy of Cooking (60s? 70s?) has a whole section on things you can collect in the wild, including bullrush roots!

Pam Strayer said...

Hi Jessica,
I think it's Bisporella citrina, common name Lemon Drops. "This species is one of the commonest of the woodland cup fungi anf fruits in large numbers on decorticated logs or branches of hardwoods." Barron
That's my best guess.
So happy for you and Kevin that nursing will begin soon.

Melissa Crowe said...

Hey! it's Melissa from Little Pink House/Checkout Girl--I had to pop in and say that Annabelle was going to be Eliot if, you know, she'd had different bits. ;-)

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