In the six plus months that we have lived here in the Keeper\’s Cottage we have seen people come and gather seaweed for their gardens. I guess I had heard that it had remarkable properties as a fertilizer and a mulch but recently I have seen a devotion to it that is off the chart.
The gentleman in the photographs comes from Stoughton and twice he has arrived by the side of the cottage to gather seaweed from the ocean side beach. He has worked like a whirlwind and I sent Haley out on a photojournalistic mission to capture that effort.
This stuff must be something for him to work so hard at it. He has to have hauled away close to 500 pounds of it.
On his most recent visit last week he asked to borrow a pail in order to gather periwinkles for his wife. He told us she would cook them in a garlic broth and eat them with a pin. Who knew?