Time To Gather Bark!

Updated: Mar 4, 2019


The view outside my window as I write this. Beautiful.

I'm sitting here on yet another snow day for the Northfield School District - #6 in the past 2 weeks! I sub as an educational assistant, so the canceled days affect my schedule, too. Admittedly, I do enjoy a day off now and then, but this is the 6th day in the past 2 weeks, so it's getting a bit old, especially as I don't get paid if I don't work. But, I am sitting here enjoying a beautiful snow falling outside my window. I am so blessed.


It may not look like it outside my window, but it is bark gathering time! I typically start in February and stop by mid-March. This is the best time for bark gathering as the plants energy/medicinal constituents are concentrated in its bark at this point.

Here are a few tips about gathering bark - also