Ancient Chinese Proverb:
What is the best time to plant a tree?
-100 years ago.
What is the 2nd best time?
Modern 6512 Proverb:
What is the best time to plant fall greens?
What is the second best time?
-Er, October 13th?
Some of you wondered what mountain plant we were digging in this photo, last week.
We were gathering osha, our favorite herbal remedy for viruses and respiratory ailments. The adults get tincture (roots extracted in grain alcohol) and the kids get syrup (roots extracted in honey), which they don’t like one bit. Kidding. Rose would eat it on pancakes.
And, if you’re local, your good news of the week is Carvers brewery just lowered the price of their growlers from $8 to $6. Less than a six-pack now. It feels kind of like harvesting a big head of broccoli, and then getting side shoots! (which should be the universal metaphor for when something really good gets even better).
And, also for locals, there is still some space in my November writing class. Description here.
And you were wondering about the chickens?
And, what did we wake up to Thursday morning, but the first snowfall on the mountains:
I’m falling in love with fall.
Have a cozy weekend,