Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Weed Picking

Weed picking has been an annual autumn tradition in our family for generations.  I remember as a little girl going with my Mimmie (my grandma) and my mom.  We would pack a picnic basket and drive along back roads and look for dried wild flowers and cool looking weeds.  My mom would make arrangements with them in vases and different things during the Fall.

I'm still doing it, but I have to bribe my kids to come with me. LOL  They think it's "boring". Please! It's peaceful, relaxing and fun just driving the backroads, munching on a sandwich and looking for cool stuff.  I had to bribe my son to come with me yesterday by agreeing to let him bring his ipod and play "his" music.  Oh brother!! I had to weed pick listening to grunge metal! LOL Never again with that boy!!

But I did find some very cool stuff to bundle up.  I hang them in the windows, combine them with dried herbs from my garden and make concoctions like tinctures and poultices, so I guess it was worth it. LOL



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6 comments:

MaeRae said...

I remember the years my mom would pack us younger ones up to pick the weeds. We would hunt for dollar plants(i think?) Milkweeds, and queen anns lace. Loved coming home and dying the queen anns. Thank you so much for that AWESOME memory.

I don't think kids even understand nature anymore because you can buy it on the side of the road.

Tracy DeLuca said...

That is awesome. I may just have to take up this tradition myself! I love dried plants and leaves and flowers. I love the look... My girl would love to help with this. Thanks for the idea!!

Amy said...

That is so neat. At first I thought you were going to talk about weeds or flowers you pull out for the Fall season. We just did that. Stop on by I have a giveaway going on....

Mighty M said...

I've never done anything like that (other than pull the little buggers in my yard). What a great thing to do! Who knows, maybe your kids will make their kids do it too someday...

JoeyRes said...

My mom used to have a dried flower shop. I've spent whole days along the road picking yarrow, butterfly plant, and iron weed.

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of doing that with weeds. That is very interesting.

Thanks for stopping by.