The wild onion is thick

Carry the figs in at night; carry them out in the morning. Next year, they’ll join their compatriot figs and keep their roots in the ground overwinter. We’re not getting any breba crop anyway.

Yesterday we went to a baptism in one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S.A., north of Indianapolis. Roundabouts and Homeowner Association approved Bradford pears. The holy family that left their lawn full of dandelions gone to seed stands out like a soar thumb. Blessed are the meek and the last shall be first.

We came home to the farm before milking time and cleansed ourselves with a walk through the woods. We traveled counter-clockwise, “sun wrong” direction as the Mongolians say, so that we could pick up some wild onion at the end of our loop. For the dinner pot. Who needs store onions now? The wild onion is thick. It’s little bulblets racing to jump the mothership. Onions, even wild ones, always remind me of Sancho Panza. Good old, Sancho Panza. Come rest yourself on our farm, Sancho. Have some wine and tell us about the good times.


7 thoughts on “The wild onion is thick”

  1. Oh yes, Bradford Pears. I always feel so much better after a walk through the woods. Thanks for this.
    Onion is thick in my fields too. I’m a little worried for the hay I want to eventually cut this year, possibly being full of onion. Do you get an off flavor in your milk?

    1. Our onion patch is not in the pasture so I don’t know about it affecting our milk. We have a big mint patch in one of our pastures though and I’ve never noticed anything very strange about the taste of the milk. I think the cows don’t eat too much of it. I trust them to make wise decisions 🙂

      1. I have read about people unknowingly offering their cows a handful of something, with a toxic plant mixed in, and the cow wouldn’t take it. Can’t remember details, but I remember the general feeling of the person being impressed the cow knew better. You’re probably wise to trust. 😊

  2. Love the photos and the “sun wrong” directional. Wow those onions really do look thick and juicy!! I am not finding a lot of substantial wild foods out west here yet but some stuff for tea is nice: globemallow and ocotillo blooms. Enjoy the company of Sancho.

      1. Cody Lundin!! Too funny, I did not realize he is he in “everybody’s hometown” (yes no kidding it is the motto of the town). Not sure about Lundin, but I had been reading some info from foraging school here and I like John Slattery from Tucson area and his book is outstanding on Southwest gathering. Tucson has a big foraging community. There they had already picking cholla buds and mullberries. It just takes some sweet tome to get to know the spots where to look for things.

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