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wild wild horseradish

5 Apr

Wild horseradish couldn’t drag me away, because no matter what you may be thinking you can only be in the here and now, so don’t worry about staying in the now, truth is you can never physically or spiritually escape it. The physical and spiritual are just concepts appearing in the one or none if you like.

Where was I besides always here and now, oh yes. I stopped in on the ridge tonight to gather a few wild horseradish roots to transplant into my indicator garden, the ridge has several hundred wild horseradish plants there which may have been introduced to that area in the 1600s as a medicinal plant for the early settlers arriving from France and slightly later England in this area known as Beaubassin. I’m not going to mention recipes or anything, just wanted to share with you these photos of this beautifully gnarly wild plant.

Corralled into the new pasture this horseradish looks a bit like colossus dinosaur. Have a great long weekend


Still turning

15 Mar

They claim the earth spins at a speed around a 1,000 mph, yet there is a stillness permeating every particle going through the motions. Of course the orbit speed around our sun is out of this world at over 65,000 mph

This little one laner crossing over the train tracks is tricky as you can’t possibly see anyone approaching from the other side.  This area is kind of famous historically for abandonment  & exodus with the ship railway and Beaubassin practically a stones through away. Over the last 2 decades I’ve only met one person out on the marsh at the end of the pastures and he had travelled over a thousand miles in search of the lands from which his ancestors were expelled from a few hundred years ago. Though I can’t remember any of his family story he had told me which had been past down by word of mouth over the last 300 years, I do though recall being moved by how it touched him. With the world’s highest tides reaching their farthest appendages in this area, I suspect it is the norm for emotions to run rather high, deep, both.   ——– Oh well, moving along.

They built 15 windmills so far and I believe there are 15 more coming soon. it will be interesting to see how they fare in the isthmus once they are activated. I suspect a new energy in the area should stir things up, which is natural.