My Love of Foraging…
I’m aware that I haven’t really introduced myself properly to you, so hopefully this post will give you a better insight into my love of foraging.
To be honest, my interest in foraging has been a bit of a slow burner, at least until the last five years or so. Although, in truth that burn began in the 70’s and was intrinsically entwined with a Dormobile van my dad owned.
When I was young, and good weather was forecast for the weekend, my dad would whip out a hat when he returned from work on a Friday. The whole family would then put into the hat, where we wanted to go for the weekend. Our destination would be picked out of said hat and all seven of us would pile into the van and off we would go!
To this day, I still don’t know how we all managed to pile into that van… But that’s where it all began, my love of the great outdoors, foraging and everything it had to offer…
Once we reached our destination dad would drag out an old canvas tent. And this transformed into the “kitchen” for the duration of the weekend. Our milk would then be put in a basin of cold water, which was our “fridge” and our loo was the great outdoors! And somehow, I’ve fondly held onto this memory and use it as my basic camping/foraging set up today.
Mum was the best ever at putting together amazing meals on those camping trips. As far as I’m concerned, nobody has been able to beat the fab picnics she’d magic up for us…
Fast forward to 2019 and I now have my own wee camper van, which I’m busy “tarting up”. My plan is, that in the Spring, I start my own weekend foraging adventures in the van with Caber and Mr B.
During these foraging adventures I’m hoping to produce a few vlogs that I can publish on YouTube. Maybe showcasing something along the lines of: the trip, setting up the van, foraging and cooking on site. Warts and all!! And of course, I’ll also link them to my blog. If you can come up with any better ideas please let me know!
I do have quite a bit more to share about my interest in foraging. In particular, why I’m interested in wild plants and herbs and their medicinal qualities. But I’ll save that for another day…
A Very Cold Day For A Walk
In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this “peep” into my interest in foraging and I look forward to sharing more with you in a future post. And remember, if you don’t want to miss a post…don’t forget to subscribe.
Stay safe and keep warm. Until next time, Susan & Caber