This year, due to rain and too many urban social engagements our vegetable garden in Todi is way behind. It’s only this past weekend that we’ve finally gotten stuff in the ground. (more on that in next blog). But even though the rain dampened our planting (literally) it did wonders for all the things we have no control over. Foraging is one of the funnest things about being in the country. Wild asparagus, dandelion greens, blackberries. And my friend Jane is maniacal about getting while the getting is good.
This weekend was really the first time we were able to come up to Todi in about six weeks. Jane was all set to go looking for asparagus – or even dandelions – but it was already too late for that. The June sun was beating down and the asparagus had already turned ferny and the dandelions had long since flowered. Cherries, however, were quite another story.