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Today i went to the field beside the rail-road tracks to check on the wild peaches that grow all along the tracks. They all seem a bit hard still so im going to give them a couple more weeks, but while i was out i noticed that the monarda heads had finally dried out to where i could harvest some seeds so i picked about 4 heads and gathered the seeds out of them the variety that grows around here is the Monarda citriodora with a beautiful purple and white head that has a very aromatic sent to it reminiscent of a peppery mint mixed with a bit of thyme while i was harvesting them i came upon the prickly pear cacti in fruit i didn't have my supplies with me today so ill be heading back tomorrow to harvest some fresh prickly pears. Theres a whole abundance of fresh wild fruits onions garlic prickly pears and sunflower seeds in this field it always makes me scratch my head at why people would ever go to the store to buy something that grows so well right behind there houses, maybe its the lack of time to explore whats around them, or just the fact that many of them dont find walking along the rail-road tracks very interesting