I almost forgot - there's one more unlikely wild food we've been harvesting lately: Dandelion seeds!
So why, you ask, am I harvesting dandelion seeds?
I have this crazy plan to save all of this free seed, store it until snow falls, and then sprout it and feed it to my chickens as winter greens. For the last two winters, I've been sprouting purchased wheat berries for my hens; I realized finally that I could save that seed money and simply save what grows free as a nuisance in my yard!
Of course, before I saved jars and jars of the stuff I tested a little bit to see if it would sprout indoors - it worked wonderfully!
This post is part of the Homestead Barn Hop
Well, it sounded good anyway. When I went to sprout the seeds in the winter, I couldn't get them to germinate. Add to that the fact that half of the jars had gotten slightly moldy, and this experiment was a bust! Back to the drawing board . . .