Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Foraging in Cambridge

We awoke with something of a hangover having had Nicola and Arthur over for dinner the night before. My cold symptoms have turned to asthma symptoms and now lung symptoms so I'm not sleeping very well and am getting good at coughing.

We didn't feel up to much so we went for a walk. Just 5 miles at a slow pace along the river. En route we read our wild food books and tried to see what we could find to eat. Quite a lot it turned out:
- Dandelion
- Silverweed
- Common Comfrey
- Chicken of the woods
- Common Mallow
- Hawthorne
- Walnuts
- Blackberries
- Nettles
- chamomile

The comfrey, the silverweed and the chamomile were edible about now I think.

Quite nice to see how much was out there to eat and so close to my door. Mind you, what we found wouldn't have made that much of a meal in a crisis. I think a fishing rod might have been more helpful.


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