Friday, May 20, 2011
We never have to buy them as they grow on our land. They can be quite expensive at the grocery store as they are a delicacy. There is a short window to pick them before the fonts unfurls into a fern.
Today as I was pulling weeds from my vegetable garden I saw three men in a motor boat close to the shore looking through the debris that was floating and I went over to ask them if they were looking for the body of the young man who drowned. They said yes. There were 5 men in a 12 foot canoe who overturned while on their way home from picking fiddleheads. Three were wearing life jackets and two were not. The three were rescued and one who swam to shore was taken to hospital suffering hypothermia and the other has not been recovered yet. I can't believe how 5 men fitted in a 12 foot canoe. A few years ago someone was walking by our house and saw a floating body face down and they were looking in the same place as the current swirls there when the water is high. I hope that they find him soon. It must be very sad for the family.
I worked in my gardens but I'm having difficulty with uploading pictures this evening. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great weekend. JB