Seasonal Almanac

Cold dew: Chrysanthemums are tinged yellow (3 of 5)

April 18th, 2009

Cold dew 13 of 15For some reason, I always feel apprehensive when I return home from a trip. It is as if I expect the house to have been burnt down, the chickens escaped, my crops eaten, or the content of the house washed away by a flood. So I am always relief or even a little surprise to find everything is as it was. The chickens are happy, the fridge is empty, the veggie patch is once again threatened by the rabid onion weeds and oxalis. The stack of students papers I left on my desk are still there waiting to be marked. No disasters, but no miracles either.

2 Responses to “Cold dew: Chrysanthemums are tinged yellow (3 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas
    April 26th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    diego swears by oxalis/onion weed salad or sauce. you can easily pull this abundant resource out of the earth and into your belly.
    see his weedy recipes here

  2. 2 jolaw
    April 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Prickly pear is a common food in Mexico and Central America and Dandelion apparently has plenty of anti-oxidants. Although one should be careful not to over-indulge in oxalis as when eaten in large quantity can be toxic (but you can also save enough to make oxalic acid to use in making platinotypes – an alternative photographic process).