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Living larders : Seaweed harvesting

Autumn is a time for harvesting : picking processing and storing what we have grown for the coming months, capturing the goodness as best we can. 
Because of my fibromyalgia (and the way of living that caused my fibro) I have not done much in previous years, so enjoying what I can do this year, in the growing, the eating, and the harvesting. 
The recent storms are a blessing for our soils as the nearby shores are awash with wonderful seaweeds. Yesterday I went down with the wee trailer to one such beach, with permission, and started this autumns collection.. so many lovely varieties, and such SUPERFOOD .. Taking our ‘fair share’ some will be dried for US to eat, as well as going on beds to breakdown, nourish and mulch the soils for next years crops.

Foraging

The world around us is a Living Larder, once we learn more about what is edible, how to use it, and what we need to beware of. 

As we plant more and more on the farm, we are also learning more about the wider food environment so that when my recovery from fibromyalgia has progressed this will be a resource to take advantage of. 

Here are some of our favourite resources, with wonderful websites and follow them on their various social media for seasonal updates. 

Monica Wilde Forager 

Galloway Wild Foods 

Plants for a future