There is something about weeding and brush cutting that really gets me fired up. I love making a mess! Put a pair of loppers in my hands and I’m armed and dangerous. And so yesterday, I created at least 10 massive piles of weeds and clipped branches that I now need to clean up and haul away. I don’t love this part of the process; just like in the kitchen, I love the prep and the cooking, but I wish I had someone to come in and do the cleanup.
We shortened our morning walk today so I could get to the cleanup before the heat, but I did manage to collect a few things along the way:
wild asparagus which I will turn into a delicious soup;
bee balm flowers that will become tea;
wild oregano or mint (the jury is still out), but it makes a great addition to the soup; black raspberries; and st. john’s wort, which I may try pulverizing because it looks like the oils aid wound healing.
Two hours of cleanup – miserable, hot & sweaty… ‘this ain’t no beauty contest!’