Either it is a really mild winter here in South Carolina, or I am just itching for gardening season!
A few weeks ago I very unexpectedly found some wild Plantain growing in what was to become a new pig pen. Plantain is something that I wild-harvest all summer, and never even think about looking for in the winter. So needless to say, I was so happy and surprised when I found these plants. So, knowing how much Plantain I use and harvest for our salves, and knowing that those Berkshire Pigs were headed to destroy that pen, I pulled out the tiny plants and took them to an empty porch pot to see if I could save them. I had a friend tell me they wouldn’t grow, and my family thought I was being silly. But here we are some time later, and I have new growth on these little plants! What a blessing to be able to find this sort of life in the middle of winter. If you are feeling the winter-blues, see what kind of life you can find- it’s sure to be where you least expect it!