Finally made to the woods today to do a little hiking and dig a few roots! The weather was muggy and had a few showers at times but overall it was a great day!The water was moving swiftly and was a small challenge to forge getting to one of the digging areas. We spend so much time in cubicles or other various places that keep us away from such beauty that nature provides us all. It’s fall here but you wouldn’t know with the 80 degree temperatures and even a thunderstorm rumbled though today.
Upon making our crossing we headed up a small bluff line to get a better view of the area below, but before we made our “summit “ we just had to stop and gaze on what at first glance looked like snow!Moss, this is moss, I can’t say I can ever recall seeing this particular species in the woods before. Just a beautiful site. Already the trip has paid off and I haven’t seen the first herb to dig yet.We made our way around a small bluff line in which you could tell had been dug in buy folks looking for what I assume was Native America artifacts. We scratched around a bit ourselves just basically waiting for the rain to subside.This Is a small ginseng plant, this is our objective for the day. I found several but only seven big enough to dig.This one has just dropped it berries, which also contain the seeds, as you can see it has started to take on a yellow hue. This is a sure sign that the digging season is short and I should have started looking long before now.Here is another that has fallen over and all but gone dormant for the winter to come.This is the take for the day, all small roots compared to what I’ve dug in the past, but once washed up and dried they should bring about one hundred dollars from the buyer. Not bad for a day that would have been otherwise spent in an office. Hopefully tomorrow’s yield will be much better.