One of the things I really enjoyed doing around the abandoned house is wildcrafting. It is the harvesting of plants in their natural or wild habitat. Armed with a couple of Old Man's botany note books and a basket, I could spend hours examining an unusual flower or plucking leaves or digging through for roots.
I have found flowers that will bloom in a cup of hot water, making the most fragrant tea.
Giant dandelion tops and roots that make good food and medicine.
And of course, my favourite kind, plants that give great colour for dyes and paints.
After harvesting, I'd bring them back into the abandoned house for drying. They are then stored in glass jars which I placed in a row right next to the sacks of seedlings.
Old and new, side by side.
I thought they make perfect companions for each other.