Today the kids and I made the trek up to the Rock Barra Artist Retreat for a workshop about collecting wild edibles. Quite a few of our homeschool friends also came to enjoy the event. It was a bit of a hike to get out there but we quite enjoyed our time learning more about nature and the food we can find in our own backyards. Our guide, Shalom was quite knowledgeable and good with all the children.
Here is Shalom sharing about what the nature hike would involve:
Here he was showing us ground ivy and sharing the many uses it has. You can use the leaves in salads, soups and teas and some people use it for it's medicinal properties.
Group shot walking the trail to the beach:
It was hard to just drive right home afterwards and it seemed the sunset was calling us to go for a country drive. We took a jaunt down a dirt road where we found oodles of lupines! The kids and I tumbled out of the van and picked some for a pretty bouquet. And as we headed home we stopped for a moment to admire the beauty of the Montague waterfront. A lovely, full day!