Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Today is the seventh of January, which means....yes, its seven weed porridge day!
Everyone in the entire nation will be eating it on this day. They have been for centuries.
"Out you go, children. Take a kerchief, don't loose your mittens, and don't come home till you find some cudweed, chickweed, and nipplewart. Otherwise, no porridge for you!
The land would be covered by snow, and everyone hanging out for something fresh and green.
Which, with the wonderful tenacity of weeds, would always bravely appear.
Simply Looking at it makes you feel hopeful and new.
Yes, its a little container-garden of the lovely weeds of early spring.
Water dropwort, Shepherds' purse, turnip, radish, nipplewort, cudweed, and chickweed.
This time next year, lets prepare a weed-hunting party.
Posted by Cecilia Macaulay at 1:43 AM