Here’s our 3 year-old weed-eater!

Jonathan is sampling (with much gusto) his first taste of lamb’s quarter. This ubiquitous yard and garden pest is one of our favorites to find. The best part is that you can find this just about anywhere the soil has been disturbed. Stories abound of people using this as a survival food during the Depression.

It’s very similar to spinach in its taste and texture. We like to use it raw in salads, but it can be used cooked too. I even found a YouTube video describing how to make quiche with it (real wild-food-eating-men don’t make quiche out of the weeds they find – yuck!).

In fact, as I point out in my classes, foods like this commonly have more nutrients in them than do their cultivated counter-parts, which makes them very good to be harvested and consumed.


The last class of 2009 is coming up on Monday, June 8. Here is a list of people that I show as being registered for this one.

  • Monument homeschool group (26)
  • Winstead family (6)
  • Gipson family (2)

We’re a little over-populated for this class, so plan for it to take a little longer than normal. We’ll try to be back to the pond area by about noon for lunch.

To get all the details on what to bring, where to go, and when to be there, read this post.