Yes, we go for country drives, farm visits, fungi forays, game and country shows, and we visit nature reserves. Yes, we stop along the road and walk down a footpath to forage for berries and sloes. But sometimes, we just take our baskets and walk a couple of blocks from our house, into our neighbor-woods. There are a lot of small areas of woodlands in our city, and I love them.
It was pretty enchanted. And there were some edibles and decorative autumn foliage waiting there for us.
This kid cannot get over the thrill of picking berries. (OK, neither can I!)
Although there were more blackberries, what we ended up filling our baskets with was enough elderberries for making wine. Would you like to see that process?
It’s all just so peaceful and lush, and once again, I wonder if the locals know how wonderful it is, to be able to take a walk through such beautiful land as they make their way to or from town…
Sigh… Saturday, when we ventured out just around the corner, was one of those days that I wished would go on forever. There was so much to see and enjoy, all in our own neighbor-wood.
Do you have wild spaces near home?