Darby Briar

You'll find me in the forest....

 Image by lindseybolling.com 

Image by lindseybolling.com 

 

I created Beyond the Briar hoping to share the beauty and happiness of the forest with others while handing down a legacy to my children, I spend my days as a full time mother and wife to my beautiful family. You can find me in the forest playing with the hubby and kids or in the kitchen cooking up something. Although my passion is to be a stay at home mother, I crave creativity and to carry on what has been so generously handed down to me. Being a fourth generation forager it is is vital to show others the importance of our magnificentl forest and how to respect what has been given to us. . At Beyond the Briar we specialize in foraged greens and it is our policy is to forage only what is needed, not to exceed over twenty percent. Ten percent of the proceeds brought in by Beyond the Briar go back to Oregon Forests.

 

PASSION

At Beyond the Briar the passion runs deep through many generations. Carrying on the love my father and those before him had for the forest. I have always had a passion for art, whether it be music, paint, gardening, foraging or sitting amongst the trees.  As far back as I can remember, my father would speak of every blossom, floret, spray or vine as though they were friends.........

 image by lindseybolling.com 

image by lindseybolling.com 

Oh, how I wish I would have listened more...

Since I was little girl i have heard stories of my father's family. Set back in a Redwood forest lived a little Italian Grandma and her family. They would gather their means by the forest and year after year would get together to make wreaths for the Christmas season. I'm sure the level of noise at these family functions was at an all time high and the aroma of the wood stove's fragment and potent. Time went by as it likes to do and they had soon created what is now know as the San Francisco Floral market. 

These stories were told with so much passion and so much love I felt like i had lived it.. These traditions, these memories were so generously handed down to me. The stories, the recipes, the creativity and the fierce passion for the forest and its Creator. 

I look forward to the day I hear my children repeating those very same stories to their children one day.

 

 

 image by lindseybolling.com

image by lindseybolling.com