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Weed Walk
July 24, 2012

The Berries of Summer

Yum! Yum! It’s time to harvest the berries of summer. There are so many to choose from, I would have to be a bear to eat them all. (Our local bear had three cubs this summer, so we know who will get most of the berries in the mountains.)

Watch out! Berry bushes have thorns and spines that stick and prick. And, now that summer is winding down, there are lots of other stickery, prickery plants about. And stickery, prickery insects, too. The yellow jackets and white-faced hornets and wasps are now ready to defend their nests; we have all been stung at least once in the past week. (Thank you plantain, for evaporating the pain and preventing swelling.)

Let’s take a careful walk this week. We’ll keep our ears alert to the buzzing of flying stingers and our eyes alert to all kinds of thorns and sharp plants. Then we’ll come home and cool off with some nourishing herbal infusion over ice, some sumac-ade, or some berry fizz.

Green blessings until next week, when we will wander among the umbels.


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Susun Weed, green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for three decades. Ms. Weed's four herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including: menopause, childbearing, and breast health.

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