Today is a sort of catch-up day preparing for my brother to come for a visit. Since I'm sort-of caught up for a minute, I thought I'd share some
W I L D Things
I’ve seen over the past day or three . . .
(just a couple of odd facts - )
Brush against Bull Nettle and you’ll immediately experience a painful burning and stinging. Between the bull nettle’s leaves and flowers are tiny threads that contain histamine and other chemicals, including folic acid. These chemicals can cause mild to severe irritation of the skin. There are many theories for relief from an encounter – everything from tobacco and spit to a baking soda paste. However, there is one remedy that is most often recommended – urinating on it. Urine contains something that reacts and soothes the pain instantly. So, pee on yourself or get a buddy to help you out! And so you don’t think this is a totally baaaaad plant, the seeds are edible. I would suggest that you wear long pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves to pick the seed pods using a pair of tongs. Then, drop the pods into a paper sack and wait for the them to burst open and expel the seeds. They are said to be appetizing and tasty with a nutty flavor.
Do you know?
7 Apr 2021