At dinner tonight, I looked at our luscious Green Salad, laughed and said: "It's a lot easier to eat Weeds." Melanie laughed and said: "That's a title to a Blog." So between the 3 of us we came up with the following.
It's a lot easier to eat Weeds: We don't have to buy Seeds. We don't have to plant Seeds. We don't have to worry about the right spot or time to plant them. We don't have to worry if they will come up. We don't have to weed them. (Tee hee hee.) We don't have to store Seeds. We save money. We don't have to go to the Store because they are right here. We save time. They are abundant. They are hardy in this zone. They aren't fussy, growing on whatever Soil that we have.
This evening, our Salad featured common "Weeds": Pepper Grass, Shepherd's Purse, Violets, Lamb's Quarter, plus Dried Tomatoes, Walking Onions (Winter Onions), and Arugula. We used a simple Oil and Vinegar for Dressing. We don't use heavy dressings. We just let the Greens have their time as the center of the show.
So what is a Weed? A Weed is a plant growing out of place. Since we are coming to peace with the Weeds around here and allowing them to be here, does that mean they are no longer Weeds?
I also wonder if Humans are the ultimate Weed. We seem to have a habit of growing out of place.