Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Need Some Chickweed...

Me: Rainer, I need some chickweed to make a poultice for papa's foot. Do you know where I can find some?

Rainer: Yeah, up on the hillside.

Me: Can you show me?

Rainer: Sure, it's up the hill, turn left at the stump, about 10 paces, then look under the leaves.

Sure enough...

Me: Thanks Rainer.

Rainer: Sure. Alden and I like to munch on them when we are out here playing.

Me: (Smile)


  1. :Smile:

    That is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings - Kerry

  2. He took me for a walk up in the copse one day when he was 3, I believe. When we got there he picked something up and started chewing on it. I asked, "What are you eating?" He said, matter-of-factly, "Chickweed."
    BTW: I have chickweed on my shopping list.

  3. it is up now here too, the early bird green, weaving its' way 'round the rhubarb hedge and out into the fallow plots. my boys bring it to their home learner classes in mason jars for a snack. :) and they make smoothies. it is lovelt to see some greens about now, nettle will be next!

    good to see you writing too :)

  4. erin, we love chickweed in smoothies too. I love to see the little ones eating this plant.