Taken for a ride

On the list at my local organic farm this week was elderflower. So, I had to avail myself of the offer in order to make a batch of cordial.

The farmer was surprised that anyone was showing an interest but was nonetheless pleased that I did. She was even more pleased when she learned I eat nettles. ‘Come and pick them whenever you like’ was the offer, so next year I might just do that. (They are getting past it now.)

Back home, I realised I had company. It was a spider but not one I had ever seen before. I hope it likes my garden as much as elderflower.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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5 Responses to Taken for a ride

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    I like your spider which I think is a Common Crab Spider. They don’t spin webs but do make silk threads to dangle from and get about; they ambush their prey.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you for the ID, Clare. The spider was dangling from my hand by a silk thread in the photo, as you probably realised – seemed to have made it pretty quickly after I picked it up!

  2. You could have some of our nettles, too πŸ™‚

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