Miraculously I don't have any assignments this weekend. But being a glutton for punishment I assigned myself several tasks. The first one is to figure out how to network my Macs and the other PC's in the house together ( Yes, we swing both ways in our family and are proud of it ). The other is to completely understand Mac OSX and Panther. I have my handy manual out and have been working with it all day.
Harley and I had to get out to clear my brain so we took a walk in the woods. The area behind her in the photo is one of my beloved ginseng patches. About 8 years ago I acquired about 2 lbs of stratified ginseng seed and became known in my family is "Marie Ginseng Seed". I spent 2 weeks one autumn walking all over several mountains, spreading the seed. I'm not sure why I did it except that since the plant has been hunted nearly to extinction by wildcrafters, I wanted to do my part to keep it around. The kids think I'm a kook when I reach down for a root, wash it off and put a slice in my mouth carefully between my gum and cheek. When I find a plant with seeds, I harvest the seeds and stratify them so that I can keep the process going.