It’s a Long Winter in the Mountains

Today I brought out the lentils for sprouting.

They are my favorite sprouting seed (of a dozen) for their ease, speed, taste, and nutritional value.  I put them in a shallow bowl and cover with water.  I drain the water once or twice a day and recover with fresh water.

In a few days I have sprouts.

They are great plain or on salads or sandwiches.  This time of year I add them to soup as I serve each bowl.

I am grateful for moderately fresh food at the grocery store, but it doesn’t satisfy my body’s craving for fresh vegetables at peak nutritional value.  That only comes from the garden.

Just when I crave fresh food the most… out come the sprouts.

One day I will build a small greenhouse connecting my cabin to my root cellar.  Glory days to come.


About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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