Sam and I spent Easter Sunday with her family out in Lamont, MI. Her aunt and uncle have a beautiful farm house on a few acres of land with horses, chickens, turkeys and a goat! (I love goats) Being out in the more unspoiled areas of west Michigan we decided we should at least take a walk beyond their pastures and check out the woods for Ostrich Fern fiddleheads.
Fiddleheads are young ferns and are collected when they are under 6 inches and are a great cooked vegetable. They are high in antioxidants, a good source for Omega 3 and Omega 6 and contain iron and fiber. They are also supposed to be quite tasty. We walked through the woods scanning the ground for fiddleheads but unfortunately none could be found.
We did come across a bunch of these pretty yellow flowers. So I guess the entire search wasn’t in vain. Either way I was happy because I got to hang out with a goat!
On another positive note I was rototilling our garden today and saw that our asparagus is just beginning to poke its head out of the ground. Sam and I will have to look for some asparagus as well as fiddleheads for this Friday’s meal. We’ll keep you posted when we do find some wild edibles.