Each year, a yellow haze in the air lets us know that spring is over and summer's heat is just around the corner. The red and white pines on our property cloud the air with pollen for about a week. It's an overwhelming time of year for a forager. On our property, the only factors limiting how much pine we can collect are time and dedication. After a few days of gathering, the steel from my snips starts to rub the skin off the base of my thumb.
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