The traffic at Wild Food Girl is on the rise, which I guess means it must spring somewhere in the world—just not here. This was a record snowfall year for the Colorado high country and many of the wild edible plants I would write about (now that my winter responsibilities have finally ended) are still covered with several feet of snow.
It is now year three of my informal blogging-about-wild-edible-plants project. During the summer of 2009, I learned to design/manage/write in blogs and launched www.etmarciniec.com, which contains 57 entries on wild edible and medicinal plants along with other samples of my writing. During the summer of 2010 I created this website so that all subsequent wild-edible-food-related entries could have a home of their own, and proceeded to write all of the entries that appear on it.
So What Does 2011 Hold for Wild Food Girl?
- Once I break the metaphorical ice on this writer’s block, the plan is to keep blogging about my adventures with wild food, starting with a month-long trip to the northeast where it is spring now, and coming home to Fairplay just in time for the cow parsnip.
- NEW: Creating colorful, downloadable PDF chapters out of past and future entries, organized temporally to the best of my ability, and posted on a monthly basis. Users would print out June, for example, read the stories and get excited about wild food hunting, and then be able to look for those plants right away because it’s the right time of year—at least, that’s the plan. We’ll see how it shapes up shortly. But to date I have designed two different versions of a sample chapter, one that prints on 8.5” x 11” 2-sided and folds into a 5.5” x 8.5 booklet, and one designed to be read on screen, laid out in a landscaped 11” x 8.5” piece. More on that later!
In the meantime, please stay tuned for stories on mud season food processing and spring foraging. If you would like to submit encouraging words to the writer, please click “Leave Your Comment” at the top of this post and get busy with it. Thanks!