I finished the book I was reading last night, Overton Window. It was a real dose of what some would call just plain silly but what I would call very, very possible. Of course, it's fiction, but it was built on a whole lot of reality and truth. It was kind of a scary read, especially for those of us who are older and those of us who actually have our eyes wide open. But, all that being said, I suppose I'll have to find something else to do besides read today. Shucks!!! I'm in the reading mood but things do need to get accomplished!!
I actually found my very first plant out in a field behind where we used to live. It was just growing sprawled across the ground. I thought the flowers were pretty. I knew absolutely nothing about it. Little did I know!!! I was afraid to use it or even grow it at first. I was young and terrified of anything new so I actually bought a plant that I thought looked like it in the magazine and lo and behold it was the EXACT same plant. I also went to numerous people who "supposedly" knew what they were talking about and that's when I realized how little people knew about wild herbs. It took me over 2 years to find out that it was edible and how to actually eat it!! So, just to let you all know, "I've been there and done that." Yes, I was perhaps what some would call stupid and timid - but I didn't have internet and there was no one around to tell me anything so I just quietly kept at it. You have a great advantage over me. I will admit that even to this day I am very careful, I check everything out and I'm extremely skeptical . . . but I do keep an open mind. I'm also not nearly as timid or intimidated as I used to be for which I am grateful. May I also add that I still have a whole lot to learn.