Thursday, January 13, 2022

 Foraging is a Family Thing

I've spent a lot of time digging through old photos lately. Found these gems of us picking sparkleberries in the pines east of Austin several years ago. Now that my boys are teenagers, it's hard to remember these days when they were so little. And it's not so easy to see them as foragers as they speed through their teen years looking quite normal with all the sports and screen time and school stuff. Then again, a few recent photos show their wilderness skills are still intact! 

Chris gives Garner a lift into the berry-filled canopy.

Check out the loaded bush, perfect for Joe Henry! This was a foraging adventure we had about twelve years ago!

Fast forward 12 years or so

15yo Joe Henry eats wild blueberries with me in the Catskills of New York

13yo Garner reaches for a wild strawberry hanging off a cliff in the Ozarks

I know this classic sibling gesture was staged on a recent hike, but appropriately so among the dwarf palmettos (most delicious berries!)
Joe Henry has developed a deep passion for fishing. Check his instagram @kingfisher_____

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