It's that time of the year again that we gather with our friends and family under a Christmas tree.
So, how does a forager think about Christmas trees? Well, I love the tradition, and I love the scent. I love the act of decorating it with the kids.
What I don't love is dying trees with falling needles. The thought alone makes my heart sink.
Here's how we do it: we have an outdoors Christmas tree. One that we decorate for the wild animals in the yard. We make them a home made meal to feast upon, with foraged ingredients. As a forager I do consider the wildlife around me as friends and family as well, and aren't those extra special at this time of the year? Isn't this holiday about giving? So, my kids and I are making a forager's Yule tree.