One of our favourite finds on the property this year? Rosehips. The property, and the whole province really, is wild with roses- hence the “wild rose country” moniker. In the bit of spare time we managed to squeeze in, we went out picking rosehips and managed to fill a couple of large mason jars. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tea. Honestly, it sounded like some kind of “hippy drink”. No offense to hippies but… let’s just say I still haven’t forgotten eating with them for a week. I’ve never been so desperate to get to a diner.
The tea tastes quite a bit like strawberries. I really enjoy the fruity fragrance and taste. Next year we’ll have to make a point of taking the time to pick more. I’d like to try my hand at syrup too.
There’s so much to learn about what grows wild all around us. I’m definitely focused on gardening, and will be expanding my soil building efforts next year, but I’m anxious to find out more about the plants that already grow in our region that only require a little knowledge and harvesting. One more project to take on and presumably several more books to read.
What are some of your favourite wild finds?