Eating wild plants is absolutely wonderful of course, but what about the side effects? Here are some that popped in my mind:
- You may experience foraging withdrawal symptoms during the hardest winter months. Despite the frostbite on your hands from digging for dandelion greens under a thick layer of snow.
- Seeing a lawn with weeds may make you produce saliva to an embarrassing degree.
- It's not uncommon to become such an wild edibles fan that you want to serve your beloved ones stinging nettles for breakfast. They may or may not be open minded when it comes to that.
- You may experience feelings of envy because birds and squirrels have easier access to berries.
- You may have breathtaking moments of unexpected meetings with wild animals. Only those who experienced this, know what I mean. You'll probably want to share this with your friends and family, but will soon find out there are no words in the human language to describe this.
- You might wonder the rest of your life how other people manage to keep their shoes clean. If you are wearing any, they are continuously covered in mud and dust, even after cleaning them and walking for only 5 minutes, in the city, to a job interview.
- You'll get used to even the most astonished faces of people because you are grazing on a hedge in their yard.
I would love to hear your experiences on this one! What other foraging side effects do you know of?