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Rewilding Our Life - Day 9


Hemmick Beach.
We managed to make time to have an hour down there again yesterday, we finished work & dashed on down. There is lots of rubbish further back left by the sea & more concerning is the stuff folks continue to leave behind... We always take bags with us to pick up as much as we can, but it's just so terrible that we even have to. We have lots of photos of the stuff we collect & we'll blog about it soon.

Anyway, we still enjoyed another paddle in the freezing water...

 Now for yesterday's activity - wild food...
All these foods are just on the lane which goes up from the beach to the hamlet of Boswinger.

Alexanders.
The stem & flowers can be steamed or stir-fried.

Dandelions.
We made fabulous wine from the petals last year & the leaves are nice in salads or stir-frys.

Three cornered Garlic.
We love these & eat it raw while walking... Both stems & flowers are delicious in salads. 


Nettles... Our absolute favourite wild superfood!
We make beer with them, put them in soups & dry them for our morning cups of tea!
Full of great nutrients!

Cleavers/goosegrass/sticky willy.
Not only great fun to stick on people's backs, but we use them in beer with nettles & can be eaten raw or put in a stew & contains Vitamin C.

Pennywort.
Lovely on a hot day... Refreshing burst of moisture.
It's said to lower blood pressure & help memory!

This is what our lane looks like.
It's quiet at the moment, but come Easter it will be busy with folks going to the beach.
Our kitties joined us for a stroll last night... That's Flea.

And Lupe...


This shows just how tall some Cornish hedgerows are... Sime's 6ft, so gives you an idea...

Bye for now,

Kay & Sime
xx


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