My kids and I walked up the old road by our house, now wonderfully overgrown with wild plants and newly padded spots where the deer have slept soundly. Among the blooming Prunella and Dutchman's breeches, we came across an ocean of Horsetail. It was a magic moment, inspring us to name this special place Horsetail Mountain.
After bringing home a small harvest and drying it for a week, I decided to make an infusion ... hoping to nourish myself with minerals and good green stuff.
Yuck! It's much more bitter than I imagined.
I think I'll use it on my hair instead.